The World Bank has provided US$3.4 million agriculture package to benefit 10,500 youths from the 15 political sub-divisions of Liberia for 18 months.This was disclosed by the Community Livelihood Investment Project (CLIP) Manager Andrew K. Macgona, under the Social Protection Department at Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE).He said the role of LACE as implementing partner of the Government of Liberia and World Bank is to work with local partners, referred to as Community Facilitators (CF), in the counties.He further disclosed that in each county are 14 community projects focusing on agriculture for youths, aged between18-35 years.He said a five-day workshop convening on food security in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County will discuss the roles of CFs and stakeholders, procurement of project inputs, community sensitization and mobilization, tracking attendance of workers and keeping of records, preparation of payroll and wages, monitoring and evaluation. Others include roots and tuber crop production, swamp development, techniques in vegetable crops production and post-project monthly report.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Update – As of 3pm, highway 97 is now open in both directions. The RCMP have not released any information about the incident.Expect delays if you’re traveling to Chetwynd today.The Ministry of Transportation is reporting a serious vehicle incident approximately 15km north of highway 29 on highway 97.- Advertisement -Since early Saturday morning, the road has been reduced to single lane alternating traffic with up to 30 minute delays because of the vehicle incident.At this time, there is no word on when the road will be re-open in both directions.The RCMP have not released any information about the accident. If you have any information, please email firstname.lastname@example.orgAdvertisement
1 Leicester City are preparing a January move for Caen striker Andy Delort.The 24-year-old only joined the Ligue 1 side in the summer after a disappointing spell with Wigan Athletic.Delort joined the Latics for £3m in the summer of 2014, but he failed to settle and headed back to France after just 12 months.Since returning, the forward has been in fine form and he already has six league goals to his name this term.That, according to Foot 365, has attracted interest from Leicester and they are now ready to make a move during the January transfer window.Aston Villa and QPR are also said to be keen on the former France under-20 international. Andy Delort
Joe Hart shows his appreciation to the Torino fans It’s June 10 2016 and Joe Hart is undoubtedly geared up for England’s opening Euro 2016 game against Russia eager to show the world what he’s made of.Fast-forward a year and no one would have predicted how the next 12 months would turn out for the Three Lions number one.England’s Euro 2016 was a disaster, but for Hart it was personally damaging after high-profile errors led to goals in the game against Wales and the Iceland horror show.Plenty thought the former Birmingham City loanee could return to Manchester City and reclaim his form as number one but incoming boss Pep Guardiola had other ideas.Hart couldn’t play well enough with the ball at his feet for the ex-Barcelona manager and, six years after returning from his successful spell at St Andrews to claim City’s number one position from Shay Given, the England keeper was to be shipped out on loan again.This time he went on an Italian adventure and became Torino’s marquee signing for the season.But, while he was much-loved by the fans and didn’t embarrass himself abroad, his form still hasn’t been anywhere near his best.So here we are in the summer of 2017. Manchester City have now signed two goalkeepers, in Claudio Bravo and brand new face Ederson, to take over as starting goalkeeper at the Etihad.Hart’s City spell is most certainly over.But what an earth happens now for the England shot stopper? He is after all a two-time Premier League champion.Time for pastures newObviously the ex-Shrewsbury Town goalkeeper will be looking for a new club this summer but, as was proved in the last summer window, this could be tricky.As a keeper with multiple honours to his name you would imagine a host of bigger clubs would be looking into signing Hart.However, most of the Premier League big boys, and their European counterparts, have their goalkeeping situations sorted.Of the Premier League’s top four you would consider Manchester City to have had the biggest issues in the position last season, with Bravo unable to save a shot for an extended period of time, but Hart is clearly not wanted.Liverpool also had their own goalkeeping problems and, while many think this is still an option for Hart, Jurgen Klopp now seems sold on the abilities of Simon Mignolet and probably hasn’t given up on Loris Karius just yet.Realistically if Hart is going to stay in the Premier League there are only two viable options based on current squads – West Ham and Crystal Palace.Everton had seemed the best bet for Hart with Ronald Koeman juggling between Joel Robles and Maarten Stekelenburg as starter throughout the season, but the Toffees are close to securing Jordan Pickford’s services.West Ham also struggled for consistency in goal and had seemed to be targeting Pickford, but may turn their attentions to Hart if the Sunderland man heads to Goodison.Crystal Palace may also be on the lookout with Steve Mandanda likely to head back to Marseille and Wayne Hennessey not really convincing fully as a Premier League number one.Maybe someone abroad will come in for Hart or maybe Torino will secure another loan deal until a club, who can viably afford the England man, require a keeper.Whichever way you look at it Hart doesn’t have as many options as he might hope.Still England’s main man?Hart has now been undisputed number one of the Three Lions since the 2010 World Cup concluded but, probably for the first time in his international career, he faces tough opposition.Fraser Forster has been close for a while but the real threat to Hart’s position is Stoke City’s Jack Butland.After coming through a year-long injury layoff Butland is back and appears as impressive as he was before he went off injured playing for the national team.At 24 years of age, and performing better than Hart, Butland could become first choice under Gareth Southgate.Tom Heaton’s Premier League form for Burnley means he also has a credible claim and Sunderland’s Pickford could be an absolute star of the future.Looking ahead to the 2018 World Cup it is highly conceivable we see Butland starting, with Pickford as back-up, while Hart could be third choice or out of the squad all together.This summer represents the biggest challenge of Hart’s career as he faces up to an uncertain future at club and international level.If he can get a move and play regularly, chances are he will be in with a good shout of keeping his place as England number one.But Pickford and Butland represent a real threat to the 30-year-old because the fact of the matter is Hart is now England’s past – Butland and Pickford are England’s future. 1
YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?Pick against our pros all season long and win!***ALAMEDA — Here comes trouble.Baker Mayfield makes his first NFL start Sunday at the Coliseum against the Raiders, having energized a moribund franchise by coming off the bench to lead the Cleveland Browns to their first victory in 635 days.A surprise No. 1 overall draft pick, Mayfield’s size (6-foot-1, 215 pounds), production in a college spread offense at Oklahoma and a few behavioral glitches brought comparisons to …
Ikea, the Swedish company that specialises in designing and manufacturing furniture, appliances and home technology, wants to collaborate with South African and African designers on its 2019 home décor collection.African design aesthetic in architecture, fashion and the visual arts combines modernity with tradition. It is this unique combination that home décor company Ikea wants to bring to the rest of world in a new collaboration with African designers. (Image: Wikipedia)CD AndersonThanks to an initiative started by Design Indaba South Africa, international home décor company Ikea is working with several African designers in creating the group’s 2019 collection.African design aesthetic in architecture, fashion and the visual arts combines modernity with tradition. It is this unique combination that home décor company Ikea wants to bring to the rest of world in a new collaboration with African designers. (Image: Design Indaba)Over the past 22 years, the Design Indaba has become one of the continent’s premier events for the promotion of African design, art and technology. The 2017 indaba is being held in Cape Town from 1-3 March, at which some of the best the continent has to offer is being highlighted.Ikea was founded in Sweden in 1943 as a mail-order business selling pencils, postcards, and other merchandise. Furniture was added in 1948. Today it is driven by the vision: “To create a better everyday life for the many people”. This is done through creating sophisticated, stylish and quality home décor. As of August 2016, the Ikea Group has 340 stores in 28 countries.African design aesthetic in architecture, fashion and the visual arts combines modernity with tradition. It is this unique combination that home décor company Ikea wants to bring to the rest of world in a new collaboration with African designers. (Image: Ikea)Thanks to Design Indaba’s founder, Ravi Naidoo, and Ikea head of design Marcus Engman, this global brand will feature a significant African aesthetic across its range, spotlighting the work of African architects, illustrators and designers.“The creative explosion which is taking place in several cities around Africa right now is something Ikea is curious about. We want to learn from this and spread it to the rest of the world,” Engman told CNN.Design Indaba 2017 promotes the work of creatives from South Africa, Kenya, Senegal, Egypt, Angola, Ivory Coast and Rwanda for consideration for the Ikea project, centred on the theme of modern rituals and the importance they play in the home.“We have learnt so much from the collaboration to date,” Naidoo wrote on the Design Indaba website. “The scale at Ikea is staggering, yet it is still true to its founding principles, with which we find such symmetry. It looks towards democratising design and is happy to be infiltrated by external ideas. In addition, we love its credo: a better everyday life for everyone. Now, urban Africa and our intrepid pan-continental group of reformers, thinkers, makers and activists will also inspire it.”Some of the big names in African design participating in the project include renowned Rwandan architect Christian Benimana and Senegalese fashion designer Selly Raby Kane, whose eclectic, proudly African designs are a favourite of international stars such as Beyoncé and Rihanna.South African knitwear designer Laduma Ngxokolo, with his quirky Xhosa beadwork-inspired creations, is also one of the Ikea collaborators.Another big African name in the world of architecture, Ivorian Issa Diabate, says the project is a chance for the world to see a modern African design aesthetic. “Certain approaches in many urban African environments could benefit or contaminate the international world of design,” he said in a statement on the Design Indaba website.The collection will launch in Ikea stores around the world in 2019. While Ikea does not have much of a presence in Africa, with its only African stores in Morocco and Egypt, Engman says the company will be using this African collaboration as an opportunity to evaluate new markets further south.Read CNN’s full piece on the origins of the Ikea Design Indaba project here.Source: CNN, AFK InsiderWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This week, Dean Foods Company announced that it and substantially all of its subsidiaries have initiated voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings in the Southern District of Texas. The Company intends to use this process to protect and support its ongoing business operations and address debt and unfunded pension obligations while it works toward an orderly and efficient sale of the Company.Dean Foods also announced that it is engaged in advanced discussions with Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) regarding a potential sale of substantially all assets of the Company. If the parties ultimately reach agreement on the terms of a sale, such transaction would be subject to regulatory approval and would be subject to higher or otherwise better offers in the bankruptcy.Dean Foods is operating in the ordinary course of business and remains focused on providing its customers with wholesome, great-tasting dairy products and the highest levels of quality, service and value. The Company has received a commitment of approximately $850 million in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from certain of its existing lenders, led by Rabobank. Following court approval, the Company expects to use the DIP financing, together with cash on hand and operating cash flows, to support its continued operation throughout this process, including payment of employee wages and benefits without interruption and payment to suppliers and vendors in full under normal terms for goods and services provided on or after the filing date.“The actions we are announcing today are designed to enable us to continue serving our customers and operating as normal as we work toward the sale of our business,” said Eric Beringause, who recently joined Dean Foods as president and CEO. “We have a strong operational footprint and distribution network, a robust portfolio of leading national brands and extensive private label capabilities, all supported by approximately 15,000 dedicated employees around the country. Despite our best efforts to make our business more agile and cost-efficient, we continue to be impacted by a challenging operating environment marked by continuing declines in consumer milk consumption. Importantly, we are continuing to provide customers with an uninterrupted supply of high-quality dairy products, as well as supporting our dairy suppliers and other partners.”Beringause joined the company just over three months ago.“I’ve taken a hard look at our challenges, as well as our opportunities, and truly believe we are taking the best path forward. In recent months, we have put in place a new senior management team that not only has considerable experience in the dairy and consumer product industries, but also in executing major turnarounds,” he said. “I am confident we have the right people in place to lead us through this process.”In conjunction with the court-supervised process, Dean Foods has filed a number of customary motions seeking court authorization to continue to support its business operations. The Company expects to receive court approval for all of these requests. The Company also intends to file bidding procedures with the court to conduct a sale in accordance with Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and work with its creditors to explore a potential stand-alone plan of reorganization.Additional information is available on the restructuring page of the Company’s website, www.DeanFoodsRestructuring.com.
A new world record was set in the holy city of Ayodhya on the eve of Diwali on Tuesday with over three lakh “diya” or earthen lamps lit up simultaneously on the banks of the Sarayu river, officials said.Rishi Nath, official adjudicator of the Guinness World Records, made the announcement that the record was created at the Deepotsav event on the ghats here. “A total of 3,01,152 diya were lit up simultaneously for a period of five minutes, which is a new record,” Mr. Nath said in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook.The target was to illuminate a total of 3.35 lakh diya on both sides of the ghats at Ram Ki Paidi here.“It beat the earlier record set in Haryana in 2016, where at an event 1,50,009 diya were lit,” Mr. Nath said and hailed the new record as “phenomenal”.
India has won its first medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Gagan Narang won a bronze for the country in the 10m Air Rifle event with an overall score of 701.1.India Today correspondents provided live updates from the Royal Artillary Barracks in London, where the final took place.HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FINAL 5:20 pm | Gagan Narang to S Kannan: “I am glad. I am now an Olympic medallist.”5:20 pm | S Kannan: “Gagan Narang wins bronze on last shot in a nerve wracking final.”5:15 pm | S Kannan: “Gagan Narang makes every Indian proud around the world.” 5:09 pm | India Today: What a comeback by Gagan Narang! A 10.7 with his last shot gives India it’s first medal of the Games. A bronze it is for him. 5:06 pm | India Today: Better this from Gagan Narang. He gets a 10.3 with his ninth shot. But will it be enough to get him back on the podium. 5:04 pm | India Today: Nerves seem to be getting to Narang in these closing stages of the final. A 9.5 has dropped him further down the order. 5:01 pm | India Today: A rather poor attempt by Narang. He could manage only a 9.9 in his seventh shot. This has dropped him down to fourth and out of medal contention. 4:59 pm | India Today: Gagan Narang is in silver medal position now. A 10.6 in his sixth shot moves him up a place. 4:56 pm | India Today: Consistency is Narang’s strength and he’s showing it here. His fifth shot — a 10.4 — gives him a total of 52.1. 4:53 pm | India Today: Another 10.7 from Narang. He’s really turning it on in the final. Just 0.5 away from the top-spot. His score is good for a bronze at the moment. advertisement4:50 pm | India Today: Gagan bounces back like a champion with a shot of 10.6. His total score is 31.0 for the final and 629.0 overall.4:47 pm | India Today: Narang’s second shot is a bit of a let down. It’s a 9.7. His total score right now is 20.4 in the final.4:45 pm | India Today: Gagan Narang has made a superb start in the final round. His first shot is a 10.7. Joint-second place for now. 4:34 pm | Gaurav Gala: “Can Gagan shoot India’s first medal at London 2012? We’ll find out soon enough.”4:30 pm | Gaurav Gala: “Finalists have come to the arena… Anticipation is building.”4:29 pm | S Kannan: “Gagan Narang enters hall for the final. Historic moment. Ajay Maken is also watching.”HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE QUALIFICATION ROUNDS Kannan: “Abhinav Bindra says he won’t quit shooting. He will now watch Gagan Narang shoot the final.” S Kannan: “On the bright side, Gagan Narang has qualified third for the final of the event. He scored 598 out of 600.”S Kannan has sent us this picture of a disappointed Abhinav Bindra right after missing the cut in the 10m Air Rifle event.Gaurav Gala: “Beijing gold medallist Abhinav Bindra fails to qualify for the finals of the 10m Air Rifle event in London 2012. That’s a massive upset for the Indian contingent. Bindra finished 16th with a score of 594 / 600″S Kannan: “Bindra seems to be faltering again after a good comeback. He’s out of the top-10 at the moment. Narang continues to be strong in fourth position. Last series of shots going on. This is it!”Gaurav Gala: “Bindra showing his class in the second and third series. Making a late charge with 20 perfect shots. Bindra in 7th position.”Gaurav Gala: “Abhinav steadily climbing the leaderboard… 99, 99, 100… 30 more shots left for the defending champ.”Gaurav Gala: “Gagan has shot 20 perfect shots so far. Fingers crossed!”Gaurav Gala: “Gagan Narang still on a roll. He wants this Olympic medal.” Aaj Tak Sports Editor Samip Rajguru has sent us this picture of Sports Minister Ajay Maken at the 10m Air Rifle event.Gaurav Gala: “Bindra at 198 / 200. Hoping for a late surge from the defending champ.”Gaurav Gala: “Gagan is taking his time. And its paying off so far.”Headlines Today Sports Editor Gaurav Gala says from London: “Gagan Narang on fire early on in the 10m Air Rifle qualification. He hasn’t missed a perfect 10 yet.”S Kannan: “Shooting arena is packed. Sports minister Ajay Maken is also here.”Mail Today Sports Editor S Kannan says from London: “Gagan Narang and Abhinav Bindra start their 10 m Air Rifle match.”