first_imgRecently I read an article which implied that small companies should think and act ’big’, if they want to actually become big. The writer then proceeded to tell readers to hire people that they would not actually need until the following year, once the company had grown.Great, but how do you pay their salaries? When I started, we were often short of cash to pay wages for the staff we had, let alone for extra staff we did not need.This is why I have reservations about consultants – they always seem to come up with ideas that need more cash than I have to spend.If consultants are all so clever, why don’t they run their own business and make money, rather than try to tell me how to run mine?So many consultants appear to have been made redundant by the companies they worked for. A question that always enters my head is that if they were so good at their job, why did they get made redundant in the first place?Many of the people that hand out business advice have never run a small company with very little capital. They simply wouldn’t preach such rubbish, if they had.Mind you, a great deal of rubbish is written in papers and magazines, with the exception of British Baker, of course! For example, there was an article in The Observer recently with the headline: “Can shop-bought bread be ethical?”The writer went on to ask why a perfectly ordinary loaf should pass the £1 mark. She obviously had no idea of the cost of ingredients, labour, overheads and distribution. Need I go on?These writers must live in a cocoon, untouched by reality, although if they are paid to write at least they should acquire a little knowledge of the subject.The journalist went on to attack the Chorleywood bread-making process, stating that bread made in this way is not good for you.Well, there may be an element of truth in that, but I would have thought it is something of an overstatement.Artisan bread is better for you and tastes superior but it doesn’t take a genius to work out that it requires a great deal more skill, time and labour to make, thus it costs more to produce.We are told there are 30,000 bakers in France and only 3,000 in the UK. Could one of the reasons for this be that people like this journalist are beefing about paying over £1 for a loaf?The oddest thing in The Observer article, however, was the statement that the Chorleywood process is energy intensive. The writer advised readers to make their own bread in breadmakers instead as they only use 400 to 800 watts of electricity.Now, I may be thick, but if everybody made their own bread, the energy consumption would be huge. Just imagine 40 million people all switching on their bread- makers each day! nlast_img read more

first_imgThe Public Security Ministry is building the capacity of the forensic laboratory so that in the long run the facility can provide internationally recognised DNA and gun residue testing.This training programme is being developed through the Ministry’s Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP). In a recent interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), CSSP Project Manager Clement Henry said the process for the procurement of high-end equipment for the lab has begun.“We have been engaging in discussions with the bank, with forensic experts in looking at the possibility of acquiring rapid testing DNA and gun testing residue devices,” Henry explained.Improving the Guyana Police Force’s Forensic Laboratory’s effectiveness towards preventing and conducting criminal investigations is the second component of the CSSP. This component is being funded at a cost of US$5.5 million through the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).Apart from the procurement of equipment for the laboratory, the CSSP will facilitate local and overseas training, and training materials for lab staff and the GPF, in terms of crime investigation and evidence collection. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the GPF and the CSSP for liaison officers.“We have been working on terms of reference and would have had no objection from the bank for terms of reference for a proficiency testing body for the laboratory,” Henry told GINA.Further, this body will regularly evaluate the accuracy of tests done at the lab and look at the calibration of the equipment among other things. “At the end of this project, we hope to move the lab to ensure that they receive ISO, international standard accreditation,” Henry pointed out.Meanwhile, the CSSP has begun advertising for the procurement of equipment for an integrated information system. “The integrated crime information system, which is an information technology-based system, helps in the garnering of information on crime and violence across the country, and this information is collected at different Police Stations and then located in a central database,” Henry explained.Police and the Public Security Ministry’s Crime Observatory will analyse the information to identify trends in crime and violence and develop evidence-based prevention strategies. “So what we’re doing now is to ensure that we expand this integrated crime information system, which was developed under the first phase of CSSP,” Henry added.The CSSP is a five-year programme, and the international accreditation of the laboratory is expected to be achieved within the programme’s lifespan.“In the end, what the proficiency body offers is public assurance that the results of the lab are sound and the outputs are robust,” Henry added. (GINA)last_img read more

first_img Tags: KCCA FCMaroons FCStarTimes Uganda Premeir League KCCA have now moved three point clear at the top of the LeagueStarTimes Uganda Premier League Maroons FC 0-1 KCCA FCLuzira Prisons Grounds, LuziraSaturday, 01-11-2018LUZIRA – KCCA FC needed extra efforts to overcome Maroons FC in a closely contested encounter played in Luzira on Saturday.In a game highlighted by the performance of goalkeepers from either side, Jackson Nunda scored in the first half for the lone goal of the game.Whereas Emmanuel Akol was brilliant in goal for the Prison Wardens, he was partly to blame for the goal conceded.On the other hand, his counterpart Charles Lukwago literally won the game for KCCA FC making two fine saves in the closing minutes of the game and was later named the Pilsner Man of the match.Neither side had full control of the game but they both got chances to score albeit failed to find the cutting edge.The first attempt of the game came from Julius Poloto when he was teed up by Allan Kyambadde in the 6th minute but his strike sailed above the goal.On the other hand, Maroons FC too came close to opening the scores in the 11th minute but Rashid Agau failed to tap home from Herman Wasswa’s cross.The goal came a minute after the half hour mark when Ronald Orombi lost possession to Nunda in front of goal and the latter did no mistake to slot home.Goalkeeper Akol started a short goal kick to Orombi who fumbled with the ball and Nunda punished them slotting home into the bottom right corner.Upon resumption, Mike Mutebi called for a double change introducing Muwadda Mawejje for Poloto who seemed to have picked an injury in the first half. Filbert Obenchan came on for Musitafa Kiiza.Maroons FC too brought on left footed midfielder Pius Obuya for Ronald Kikinyogo whose impact was instantly felt forming a great partnership with Emmanuel Oringa to dominate the midfield.Seif Batte was later thrown into the frey coming on for Wasswa and put KCCA FC back line under pressure.Patrick Kaddu who was facing his former employers would have doubled the lead for the visitors when he controlled a long ball from Muwadda inside the six yard box but keeper Akol came to the rescue of Maroons FC making a fine save.With four minutes on the clock, the hosts were unlucky not to level matters with Solomon Walusimbi’s header ricocheting off the woodwork.The rebound from Batte that was headed for goal was saved by Lukwago.In stoppage time, Batte had another chance to head home but yet again, Lukwago stood firm to deny him.Victory takes KCCA to 21 points, three ahead of Bright Stars and Vipers who are joint second.The other games on Saturday:– Express FC 0-2 Onduparaka FC– Paidah Black Angels FC 0-3 Bright Stars FCComments last_img read more

first_imgSecond-half goals from Niko Kranjcar, Gary O’Neil and substitute Armand Traore give QPR a 3-1 victory at Ipswich. See also:QPR’s second-half spree crushes IpswichQPR’s Barton left nursing thigh injuryQPR want a striker after ‘big win’ – BondQPR chairman Fernandes hails travelling fans after win at IpswichIpswich v QPR player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  In 2016, the Ohio Department of Agriculture recognized 118 new century, sesquicentennial or bicentennial farms owned by the same family for at least 100, 150 or 200 consecutive years. More than 1,300 farms are now registered across the state in the Ohio Historic Family Farms program.Each family received a certificate signed by Governor John R. Kasich and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels to keep with their historic documents and pass down to future generations.“The state’s historic family farms program provides a direct link to Ohio’s impressive agricultural heritage and history,” Daniels said. “While their operations are diverse, all the families share a deep pride in their land and the stories behind it. I am happy to help honor their impact on Ohio agriculture.”Ohio Historic Family Farms is a voluntary recognition program administered by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Century farms have been recognized since 1993, with the bicentennial farm designation added in 2013, and the sesquicentennial farm designation in 2016.A complete list of Ohio’s century, sesquicentennial and bicentennial farms is available at www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/cent_farms/.Anyone who can verify that a currently owned farm has remained in their family for at least 100 years may register. For more information, visit www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/cent_farms/, or contact Cindy Shy in the Office of Communication at 614-752-9817 or [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Randall ReederWe have important topics and 15 speakers to cover them.The Ohio No-till Conference will be December 5 at Der Dutchman, Plain City. We expect a full house and about 16 exhibitors/sponsors. Program will run from 9:00 a.m. to about 4:00 p.m.Our keynote speaker is Mark Anson of Vincennes, Ind. The Anson family (3 brothers, plus sons) farms 19,000 acres of no-till with cover crops. (Previously, I incorrectly wrote 10,000 acres.) In 8 years, they have planted a total of 75,000 acres of cover crops. His topic: “Healthy Soils, Healthy Waters, Healthy Life.”Here are our topics and speakers:Managing Cover Crops in Spring 2020. Nathan Brause, Cody Beacom, David Brandt, Glenn Harsh, and Eric NiemeyerSoil Health, No-till and Cover Crops. Mark Anson, David Brandt, and Jan LaymanNo-till, global warming and Federal Farm Policy. Bill Richards, Fred Yoder, Ben Brown and Allan LinesHow to Reverse the Impact of Carbon Emissions: Pay Farmers to Bury Them. Darrin Unruh and Sarah Varble of Indigo AgMy farm story. Nathan BrauseNutrientStar: helping advisors and farmers sort through nutrient use efficiency tools. Karen Chapman, Brookside Labs Awards. The Ohio No-till Council will present awards as follows:Educator/Researcher Award: Blanchard River Demo Farms Network. Aaron HeilersBusiness/Industry Awards: Clary Farms; Walnut Creek Seeds; Bird AgronomicsOutstanding No-Till Farmer: Nathan Brause, Crawford CountyAlso, four scholarship recipients will be honored.We expect our events to be interactive, with a lot of discussion, questions, and time for one-on-one with our speakers. Our goal is to answer YOUR questions.Registration. Two choices: online at OhioNoTillCouncil.com, or mail a check (payable to Ohio No-Till Council) to: Bret Margraf, Seneca Cons. District, 3140 South S.R. 100, Suite D, Tiffin, OH 44883. Register by Nov. 29 for the discount rate of $40.00. It is $60.00 at the door.last_img read more

first_imgFilm lovers rejoice! The Logmar Super 8 is a modern take on the classic 8mm film camera.Just when you think film-based cinematography may be on it’s way out, a new announcement brings excitement to the entire art-form.It seems like almost every day there is a new digital camera released, but it’s not everyday that you hear about a new film camera hitting the market. Enter the Logmar Super 8…The Logmar Super 8 CameraThe Logmar Super 8 Camera is a brand new digital/analog hybrid Super 8 camera designed to bring the joy of shooting on 8mm film to the 21st century. The Logmar is unique because users can record video to 8mm film while simultaneously viewing what’s being recorded via a flip-out LCD screen.The camera comes with ports that allow users to record audio to an SD card and monitor audio with a headphone output port. Among these audio inputs are a 3.5mm stereo, 1/4” jack mono, and a +48V phantom powered XLR input. By recording the audio directly to SD cards users can easily drop audio files into their NLE of choice.The camera accepts C-Mount lenses which are notably cheaper than their digital counterparts.The Super 8 Camera is also WiFi remote controllable, meaning users can have almost full control over the camera without even touching it. Features like recording time, audio adjustments, and camera power, can all be controlled with the included wifi remote.The camera accepts standard Super 8 mm cartridges which go for about $30 bucks on B&H.The following video gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the Logmar in-action.This is the first major announcement of a Super 8 film camera release in 30 years and definitely a testament to the resurgence of love for film-based filmmaking. This new hybrid-style camera is a very interesting concept…we’ll be interested to see if it receives a good reception from the filmmaking community.One of the largest concerns with shooting in 8mm is resolution. At first glance it may seem like Super 8mm film wouldn’t be able to scan at an HD resolution but it can actually be scanned with a resolution of up to 2K, making it usable in professional settings.Pricing and Availability.Beta-testers for the Logmar are expected to receive their cameras mid-January. So we’d expect the Logmar to be available for purchase within the next few months.  The price is currently set at $5,500.For more information regarding the Logmar Super 8 Camera check out it’s product page on Pro8mm’s website.Read More:New Super 8 Camera Boosts Vintage Film With Digital Tech – WiredMeet the Logmar Super 8, the First 8mm Camera Manufactured in over 30 Years – NoFilmSchoolSensational: a new Super 8 camera from Denmark – Filmkornlast_img read more

Jouvle Inlues sentenced to 7years imprisonment

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 7, 2017 – Providenciales – 24 year-old Jouvle Inlues who was arrested and charged for Carrying Firearm in November 2016, was yesterday (Thursday 6th March 2017) found guilty in the Supreme Court in Grand Turk after a three (3) day trial.Around 7:46pm on Thursday 10th November 2017, police responded to an area in Blue Hills Providenciales after receiving a report of a person seen with a gun. The swift and quick response by police resulted in them coming in direct contact with the suspect who was later identified to be Mr. Inlues with a silver and brown handle Taurus 9mm gun in his possession.Ignoring verbal commands by officers to drop the weapon, he pointed the gun at officers as he continue running. Officers pursued and eventually caught and disarmed him.  Police have credited the involvement of the public for the arrest.“When residents are keeping a watchful eye on their surroundings, we can more effectively deal with crimes as they happen.” said Public Relations Officer Kevin Clarke, “This is the model of effective police work, when the community becomes actively involved in their safety and relaying information to the police, then the work of the police is expedited more efficiently and the level of service rises. This should be a replica in which we strive for as a country.”Press Release: RTCIPF#JouvleInluessentenced#24yearoldgetssevenyears Related Items:#24yearoldgetssevenyears, #JouvleInluessentencedlast_img read more

DoD Promises Lawmakers Water Cleanup

first_imgLawmakers questioned DoD officials on the department’s long-delayed acknowledgement of PFAS-contaminated water on installations during a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing.“To put it charitably: it is unclear why DoD feels justified in passing the buck to the EPA,” subcommittee chairman Harley Rouda (D-Calif.) said, according to Military Times. “Particularly in light of evidence suggesting DoD’s awareness of the toxicity of the chemicals since the early 1980s.”A 2016 Environmental Protection Agency report on the cancer-causing chemicals spurred a Pentagon study that found PFAS chemicals on and near hundreds of installations.Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment Maureen Sullivan outlined what the services are doing to clean up contaminated water.“We strive to work in collaboration with regulatory agencies and communities to ensure our resources are applied effectively to protect human health across the country as part of a national effort led by EPA,” Sullivan said in prepared testimony.“‘When’ is what we want to hear,” Rouda said. “When will we take actions to address these issues?” ADC AUTHORlast_img read more