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NEW PODCAST: Thoughts on the Future of the Container

first_img Have you heard of the internet of container things? Well, in the not too distant future, containers could have their own IP addresses, and communicate with cargo owners, carriers and forwarders, thinks Jim Whalen, president of the Asia region for ocean freight electronic marketplace provider INTTRA.He specifies the benefits, as well as the challenges – which include who should pay, and how it will work. Mr Whalen argues that joint investment will lead to a neutral platform, to the benefit of the freight industry and its customers.“When you look at new mobile technologies, they afford you that visibility, not just for reefer but also for dry containers.“There’s the big question of where’s my container, but there are also issues such as theft and the safety of the container that would see benefits,” Mr Whalen says. Find out more about tomorrow’s world in our latest Podcast.Audio Playerhttps://theloadstar.com/wp-content/uploads/Loadstar-01-Whalen_mixdown.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By Gavin van Marle 26/09/2016last_img read more

Three well-known snooker players coming to Laois for exhibition

first_img TAGSMidlands Park Hotelsnooker Three well-known snooker players coming to Laois for exhibition Council Pinterest Community Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest By Alan Hartnett – 9th January 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic year Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ WhatsApp Three of the world’s most known snooker players will be coming to Portlaoise later this month.On January 26, Dennis Taylor, Ken Doherty and John Virgo will be in the Midlands Park Hotel for a special exhibition night.Ken Doherty won the World Championships in 1997 while Dennis Taylor achieved the feat two years previous.He defeated Steve Davis in a final that was watched by more than 18 million people.Former UK champion John Virgo, who is now a pundit on the BBC will also be there.He will provide running commentary on the night and will also showcase some of his trick shots.Tickets for the event are €25 and they are available from reception in the Midlands Park Hotel or online at ticketstop.ie.But they are said to be selling out fast so anyone wishing to go should book tickets now in order to avoid disappointment.SEE ALSO – Laois stallion farm set to open doors to public this week Twitter Community Previous articleNew candidate among nominees for Fine Gael Local Election convention in Borris-In-Ossory/MountmellickNext articleDeaths in Laois – Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Home Sport Other Sport Three well-known snooker players coming to Laois for exhibition SportOther Sport Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

Citizens’ Alliance Demonstrates for Passage of Act

first_img News A major South Korean human rights group piled pressure onthe National Assembly today as it sought to persuade domestic lawmakers to ditch partisan politics and pass the North Korea Human Rights Act,which has been stalled in the legislative process for almost a decade. Citizens’ Alliance for North KoreanHuman Rights launched its three-day event at Gwanghwamun in the center of Seoul, bringing a total of 60 staff and supporters out onto the streets. Members first protested in silence for 20 minutes, before taking up picket signs to march through nearbyJongro and into Seoul’s traditional shopping district, Insadong.According to 22-year old participant Kim Soo Young, “There is a lot of protesting for its own sake going on [inSouth Korean politics], so the passage of the North Korean Human Rights Act doesn’t look easy.” However, “[The Act] should be dealt with purely as a humanrights matter; if it were to fail for political reasons that would be really lamentable.”“There is a growing popular sense of the seriousness of the NorthKorean human rights problem and the need for the North Korean Human Rights Act,”Kim went on. “It would be good to see greater effort and more moves to help NorthKorean human rights from within South Korea, so that [North Korean people anddefectors in South Korea] can take hope.”Citizens’ Alliance will be taking the three-day program of demonstrations to City Hall on the 13th and then Shinchon in westernSeoul on the 14th. On both occasions, events will begin at 11:40am. By Daily NK – 2014.02.12 5:08pm There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News The march went through Jongro to Insadong, a traditional shopping district. | Image: Daily NK Facebook Twitter North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China SHAREcenter_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Citizens’ Alliance Demonstrates for Passage of Act RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Citizens’ Alliance speaks in silence at today’s event | Image: Daily NK AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] last_img read more

Basel Committee revises G-SIB assessment methodology

first_imgJames Langton How should banks allocate capital for crypto? The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision on Thursday released its revised process for assessing which big banks will be treated as global systemically important banks (G-SIBs), which are subject to tougher capital requirements and closer oversight.Among other changes, the committee agreed to introduce a trading volume indicator, to extend the scope of consolidation to insurance subsidiaries, and to revise banks’ disclosure requirements. When regulators adopted the G-SIB framework in 2011 they pledged to review, and update it, every three years. The changes announced Thursday represent the results of the first triennial review.“There is general recognition that the framework is meeting its primary objective of requiring G-SIBs to hold higher capital buffers and providing incentives for such firms to reduce their systemic importance,” the committee says in a news release.The next review of the G-SIB framework will be undertaken by 2021. OSFI seeks to step up sector’s cyber resilience Share this article and your comments with peers on social mediacenter_img Keywords Banking industryCompanies Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Related news Translating climate risks into financial risks takes work Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Port of Vancouver USA welcomes USNS Fisher

first_imgPort of Vancouver USA welcomes USNS FisherPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Friday, December 18, 2020in: Community Newsshare 0 The ship will be docked at the port’s berths 13 and 14 and will offer an impressive sight to river users and those able to view it from the Oregon side of the Columbia RiverVANCOUVER – The Port of Vancouver USA welcomed the USNS Fisher, a vessel with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) on Dec. 12 for a stay of approximately nine months, as the temporary home port for the 951-foot long vessel. The ship will be docked at the port’s berths 13 and 14 and will offer an impressive sight to river users and those able to view it from the Oregon side of the Columbia River.Photo courtesy of Port of Vancouver USAPhoto courtesy of Port of Vancouver USASimilar to the USNS Brittin which stayed at port earlier this year, the USNS Fisher is a large medium-speed roll-on/roll-off vehicle cargo ship, ideal for the rapid loading and off-loading of Army wheeled and tracked vehicles, as well as other outsized Army equipment. MSC operates approximately 125 civilian-crewed ships, like the USNS Fisher, that replenish U.S. Navy ships. Some of the activities conducted by the command includes specialized missions, strategic pre-positioning combat cargo at sea and moving military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces and coalition partners.“For the Port of Vancouver to host the USNS Fisher for an extended period of time is an honor and shows the aptitude of the port and the capabilities of the Columbia River,” said Alex Strogen, chief commercial officer, Port of Vancouver USA. “With a 43-foot shipping channel and the infrastructure capable of safely mooring the vessel, supplying necessary utilities and the low-cost of electricity in this area, the Port of Vancouver USA is a dynamic establishment that builds upon the Columbia River’s international maritime hub.”Christened in 1997, the ship was named for Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher who were major philanthropists and supporters for the men and women in the United States Armed Forces and their families. Mr. Fisher utilized his real estate and building skills to assist the U.S. Coastal Service in the construction of coastal fortifications which began a lifelong patronage of U.S. Armed Forces. Over the course of Mr. Fisher’s life, he supported a vast array of charitable organizations throughout the United States and helped established numerous foundations, including the Fisher House Foundation and Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. He received several of the highest awards that a civilian can receive from each branch of the military, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Bill Clinton. To learn more about Mr. Fisher’s legacy, visit https://fisherhouse.org/.The USNS Fisher is expected to remain docked at the port for the next nine months. For more information about the USNS Fisher or the Navy’s Military Sealift Command, visit www.sealiftcommand.com.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark Countyshare 0 Previous : City of Battle Ground supports North County Community Food Bank and Battle Ground Healthcare Next : Woodland Public Schools’ K-4 students will return to hybrid in-person learning starting Jan. 5AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

The Mercedes-Benz SL is forecast to get a lot more serious

first_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. The next-generation 2021 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class will lose a bunch of weight, take on way more aggressive styling, and come with more power than ever before, topping out at more than 800 horsepower courtesy an e-motor-assisted 4.0-litre V8, according to a report from Automobile magazine.A mostly-aluminum platform will help the SL-Class shed some 150 kg, the publication has apparently found out, even though cabin room will be expanded thanks to a stretched wheelbase. If the SL ends up under the Mercedes-AMG banner, a small 2+2-style back seat will help set it apart from its AMG GT sibling. A multi-layer soft top is expected to return for the first time since 2001, and active stabilizers, rear-wheel steering and AWD all point to a performance focus.Styling-wise, expect a much meaner look, with large intakes, lots of vents and aggressive headlights. Clashing with rumours reported last April by Autocar magazine, Automobile says it’s heard the base SL 43 will start with a 435-horsepower 3.0-litre inline-six mated to a 20-horsepower mild hybrid system. The SL 53 and SL 63 would be similarly hybridized, though the powerplant there would be a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, making 522 horsepower in the SL 53 and 612 in the SL 63. Trending Videos It could be a while before it can be sorted exactly which rumours prove true and which ring false. If the next-gen SL does indeed debut as a 2021 model, at the earliest a prototype would bow a year or two from now. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 The 2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. See More Videos RELATED TAGSMercedes-BenzSLNews At the top of the model range, says the Mercedes insider tapped by the magazine, will be an SL 73, also with a 612-horsepower V8, but one mated to a 204-horsepower e-motor inspired by the one driving the AMG Project One. That rumour makes sense considering Automobile long ago reported that overall next-gen SL-Class development had been assigned to AMG specifically.  Trending in Canada ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Video: What would your Olympic sport be?

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Feb. 16, 2018 Olympic excitement is in the air, and we took the opportunity to ask Buffs on campus what sport they’d compete in if they were Olympians. See what they had to say.Categories:AthleticsCampus Communitylast_img

216 Italian Wine Ambassadors at Large Ready to Spread the Gospel:…

first_imgAdvertisementThursday, July 18th, 2019 – Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) celebrates one academic year (2018-2019) into its reformatted program following its organization restructuring with new partners and courses to appeal to international wine professionals looking to specialize in Italian wine. For the academic year (2019-2020) VIA will continue to offer its flagship Ambassador certification course around the world and will launch the intermediate-level course Italian Wine Maestro availing of its community of newly-certified Italian Wine Educators.Left to Right: VIA Faculty Henry Davar and Sarah Heller MW, VIA Founder Stevie Kim, and VIA Chief Scientist Prof. Attilio Scienza.The first academic year of reformatted Vinitaly International Academy draws to a close with 53 new Italian Wine Ambassadors and 3 Italian Wine Experts (the highest title) joining the VIA community after taking the restructured Italian Wine Ambassador courses in Hong Kong (November 2018), Los Angeles (February 2019), Chengdu (March 2019), Verona (March-April 2019), and New York (June 2019). Overall, VIA’s global community counts 216 highly qualified wine professionals who are committed to disseminate Italian wine knowledge in their markets. VIA’s structural transformation in 2018-2019 also saw the appointment of new institutional associates and faculty to enhance both its influence in the Italian wine industry and its weight as an international educational body.VIA’s makeover started in June 2018 with the appointment of new Faculty members, Sarah Heller MW and Henry Davar, who started to work on reformatting the Italian Wine Ambassador course under the scientific mentorship of vine genetics academic Prof. Attilio Scienza (appointed VIA Chief Scientist). In July 2019, VIA Founder and Vinitaly International Managing Director Stevie Kim also formed an Institutional Advisory Board, inviting leading Italian wine associations to be part of the conversation: Federdoc, Federvini, Unione Italiana Vini, and FIVI Vignaioli Indipendenti have provided guidance and support to VIA’s educational mission.Kim comments on the creation of VIA’s new ecosystem: “This past year has been critical as we have made several changes with regards to course formats, emphasizing storytelling and tasting components to the curricula. It is vital for an Italian Wine Ambassador not to merely recognize the technical characteristics of Italian native grapes but also to be able to contextualize the history, culture, and food to translate the fabric of Italian people and wine. Thanks to the unwavering commitment of the Institutional Advisory Board and the supporting consortiums and associations, we have increased the number of wines to be tasted during the course from 60-80 to as many as 360, allowing the students to be exposed to an even wider array of the Italian wine varieties and originating territories.”After these appointments and an intense period of course restructuring and material creation, VIA delivered its first reformatted Italian Wine Ambassador course in November 2018 in Hong Kong. The first revised element to the course is the new comprehensive set of theory lectures analyzing Italian wine regions north to south and from the point of view of the history, geology, climate, winemaking, grape varieties, and denominations.VIA Italian Wine Ambassador Rose Thomas Bannister, who completed the course in New York in June 2019, explains the depth and value of the new information provided: “I really feel that many things, which were isolated pockets of knowledge for me, really came together after the course, so I was able to make new connections and dig in a lot deeper to the mechanical, chemical, and geological notions related to Italian wine that I had more of a surface understanding of. Now I really feel that I am able not to just prattle off what happens but to explain how it happens.” Newly-proclaimed Italian Wine Ambassador in New York Amy Ezrin commented on how the technical information in the lectures nicely complemented the practical tasting component of the course: “We had a lot of discussions about which factors contribute to the different flavor profiles and this has been extremely interesting. The technical information really explained why these flavor profiles develop as they do. Also, the genetic heritage and the research being done behind these discoveries about how different grapes evolve has been quite interesting to learn.”The second new element to the course includes the enhancement of the tasting component in order to maximize students’ exposure to Italian wines. During the guided tastings which follow the theory lectures, VIA candidates now taste about 70 wines across all regions and styles. Moreover, they also participate in the new VIA Tasting Labs, walk-around tastings where they can sample additional wines provided by VIA Supporters, Italian trade associations which represent various private or regional groups of wine producers.To date, Supporters who are part of the VIA ecosystem include Italian Signature Wines Academy (ISWA), Italia del Vino, Le Famiglie del Vino, and the Consortia Vini del Trentino; Vini d’Abruzzo, Sicilia DOC, Franciacorta, Wine from Irpinia. Thanks to these associations in these sessions candidates now taste between 120 and 200 additional Italian wines, depending also on where the course takes place and on the availability of the wines on each market. For example, in Chengdu, China, VIA candidates tasted additional 131 labels, in New York 144, and in Verona, Italy, over 240. In addition, tasting is now also an established component of the assessment, featuring in the final exam.Moreover, the Supporters’ role is integral to VIA’s special attention to bridging the gap between the international community of wine professionals and Italian local bodies. Thanks to the Supporters program, VIA seeks to increase networking and incoming opportunities for its community members. For instance, for the next academic year, VIA is already at work to devise a number of fieldwork trips for Ambassadors in synergy with Consortia and local Italian bodies.Another crucial implementation during the academic year 2018-2019 has been the new Italian Wine Educator program aimed at offering additional teacher training to Italian Wine Ambassadors and Experts to enable them to teach the intermediate-level Italian Wine Maestro course. In July 2019 35 perspective Educators from the United States, Russia, China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and Europe took the online course and webinar session and are currently completing the final assignment before receiving the Educator status. Educators will then begin teaching the Maestro course in their home countries from September 2019, thus widening the base of wine professionals worldwide specializing in Italian wine and eager to connect with the Italian wine community in Italy.After the rollout of the Italian Wine Maestro program in the Fall thanks to the newly-certified Educators, VIA will travel again to Hong Kong to run its Italian Wine Ambassador certification course from November 3rd to 7th, 2019. Applications for VIA Hong Kong are currently being accepted.About Vinitaly International AcademyVinitaly International Academy (VIA) aims to be the gold standard of Italian wine education. It offers a complete educational path with standardized courses that will teach professionals and educators to master the diversity of Italian wine in a rigorous, organized manner. VIA’s main objective is to foster a global network of highly qualified professionals such as Italian Wine Ambassadors and Italian Wine Experts: in turn, they will support and promote Italian wine throughout the world. VIA was founded by Stevie Kim, Managing Director of Vinitaly International. The new VIA ecosystem avails of the guidance of Italian trade associations Federdoc, Federvini, Vignaioli Indipendenti FIVI, and Unione Italiana Vini as members of the Institutional Advisory Board. Italian vine genetics scholar, Prof. Attilio Scienza, oversees VIA’s scientific and educational direction as the Chief Scientist. VIA Faculty Sarah Heller MW and Henry Davar teach the flagship Italian Wine Ambassador course. The following trade associations in the Italian wine industry have also joined as VIA Supporters: Italia del Vino; Italian Signature Wines Academy; Le Famiglie del Vino, Wi-Fi Wine from Irpinia, Consorzio di Tutela Vini del Trentino; Consorzio di Tutela Sicilia DOC; Franciacorta; Consorzio di Tutela Vini d’Abruzzo. To date the VIA community comprises 202 certified Italian Wine Ambassadors and 14 Italian Wine Experts. Since its foundation in 2014, over 560 candidates from all over the world have taken VIA’s courses.Advertisement Share Home Industry News Releases 216 Italian Wine Ambassadors at Large Ready to Spread the Gospel: Vinitaly…Industry News ReleasesWine Business216 Italian Wine Ambassadors at Large Ready to Spread the Gospel: Vinitaly International Academy Celebrates One Year of Its Reformatted ProgramBy Press Release – July 23, 2019 159 0 Pinterest Linkedin Facebook Twitter ReddIt Email TAGSVinitaly International Academy Previous articleIntroducing Fighting Chance Pinot NoirNext articleVeteran Wine Writer Gerald D. Boyd Announces Launch of “Gerald D Boyd on Wine,” a Blog about Wine for the Neophyte and Seasoned Wine Lover Press Releaselast_img read more

Chile Donates US $15,000 for Sandy Recovery

first_imgRelatedChile Donates US $15,000 for Sandy Recovery RelatedChile Donates US $15,000 for Sandy Recovery FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Government today (November 30) received US$15,000 from the Chilean Embassy to assist in restoration efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The donation was handed over to the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) during a brief ceremony at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) offices in Kingston. Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Chile, Enzo Barra N., said discussions have been ongoing with ODPEM to identify ways in which they can help. He stated that while the contribution “may be small,” it is significant in assisting the needs of the people. “For Chile, a natural disaster is something that we are very aware of. We (were) hit in 2010 by a major earthquake and tsunami and we know that the world was looking at us. We got a lot of support…so therefore it is only something natural for us that whenever friends also encounter trouble, we can also assist in any way we can,” he said. Resident Representative, UNDP, Dr. Arun Kashyap, said his organisation will continue to work with other governments to ensure that Jamaica has the resources needed “to get back to normalcy”. He commended the work of ODPEM in disaster preparedness and management. “Hurricane Sandy showed us how important preparedness is (and that it is) extended not only at the national level but also extends to the parish level,” he said. Deputy Director General, ODPEM, Richard Thompson, expressed his sincere gratitude to the Chilean Embassy for the donation. He said that the agency has been working for some time with the government of Chile in terms of “what they want to give to disaster risk reduction measures in Jamaica.” Meanwhile, Mr. Thompson informed that OPDEM is working on building resilience at the parish level, “where they are able to respond to themselves until the state mechanism is able to assist greater”. “We have done a lot of work in that area in terms of building community resilience because that is now the new mantra of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management,” he stated.    Following the passage of Hurricane Sandy on October 24, ODPEM prepared and submitted a list of priority areas for assistance to the Chilean Embassy. The list included: livelihood support to the agricultural sector (seedlings, fertilizers); repairs to infirmaries; vector control; and repairs to schools. Chile Donates US $15,000 for Sandy Recovery EnvironmentDecember 3, 2012center_img Advertisements RelatedChile Donates US $15,000 for Sandy Recoverylast_img read more

High Yields at Agro Park in New Forrest/Duff House

first_imgRelatedGovernment Investment in Agriculture Paying Off High Yields at Agro Park in New Forrest/Duff House AgricultureAugust 12, 2014Written by: Garfield L. Angus Photo: JIS PhotographerActing Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Derrick Kellier (2nd right), shares in the eating of melon produced at the New Forrest/Duff House Agro Park, in Manchester, on August 11, while on a tour of the park. Others (from left) are: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Donovan Stanberry; President of the New Forrest/Duff House Water Users Association, Conrod Murray; Senior Extension Officer with the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Donald Robinson; and Executive Director of RADA, Lenworth Fulton. Acting Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Derrick Kellier, says the new technology being used by farmers at the New Forrest/Duff House Agro Park, in Manchester, has turned the once desolate area into a well run farm.“The farmers have done a lot of work; they have accepted the new technology, which is the way to go where agriculture is concerned. We can see from the kind of production and the yields that are here…that intervention has turned what would have been a desert, into an oasis,” the Minister told journalists after he toured the park on August 11.“The production here is very high, and it is helping to balance the difficulties that we are experiencing in other areas,” he added.Mr. Kellier pointed out that when all nine agro parks are in full operation, “we will not be able to consume all that they produce; so we have to ensure that we go overseas to seek markets, so that more farmers can get involved, and those that are farming can expand, and create more job opportunities.”Emphasizing that the Government’s large investment in irrigation systems is another reason for the current buoyancy in agriculture, he noted that “irrigation guarantees sustainable production.”“Rainwater harvesting is also crucial, because we lose too much of our rainwater. It is a less costly operation, as once you establish a micro dam, particularly if it is an area from which you can gravity flow the water to lower areas of farm lands, it will bring down the price of the cost to the farmers. They will make more money, and the young people who were skeptical over the years, they will see that agriculture is good business, and we want to encourage that,” Mr. Kellier said.When the  Minister addressed the  Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in May Pen, Clarendon, on August 2, he  noted that the government’s  establishment of the agro parks has turned around food production in the country and has placed  farmers in a position to reap high yields  and increase their earnings.Meanwhile, the farmers at New Forrest/Duff House reported to the Minister that they have little, and in most cases, no theft of their produce, and that the police are giving them adequate support.The main crops being produced are escallion, sweet potato, thyme, melon, tomato, and pineapple.The nine agro parks are projected to realize foreign exchange savings of some $4 billion, and provide employment for about 5,000 persons, when fully implemented.Scheduled for completion in 2015, the project aims to modernize Jamaica’s agricultural sector; and contribute to reducing the island’s almost US$1 billion food import bill, while increasing exports and creating jobs. Story HighlightsMinister Kellier says the new technology being used by farmers at the New Forrest/Duff House Agro Park, in Manchester, has turned the once desolate area into a well run farm.Mr. Kellier pointed out that when all nine agro parks are in full operation, “we will not be able to consume all that they produce; so we have to ensure that we go overseas to seek markets.”Emphasizing that the Government’s large investment in irrigation systems is another reason for the current buoyancy in agriculture, he noted that “irrigation guarantees sustainable production.” RelatedGovernment Acts to Further Strengthen Agricultural Sectorcenter_img RelatedFood Imports Down – PM High Yields at Agro Park in New Forrest/Duff HouseJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Advertisementslast_img read more