JAST commended for contribution to sugar industry

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMontego Bay, Jamaica, November 8, 2016 – The Jamaica Association of Sugar Technologists (JAST) has been commended for its contribution to the sustainable development of the sugar industry over the last 79 years.Addressing the opening of the 79th Annual Conference of JAST at the Riu Hotel in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, on November 3, Mr. Samuda said the association continues to play a fundamental role in endorsing technology in the industry. “I want to congratulate the Jamaica Association of Sugar Technologists for having survived over these many years and for the tremendous and significant contributions you have made to the development and survival of the sugar-cane industry. Your role is, therefore, critical as we seek to reposition the sugar industry,” the Minister said.Mr. Samuda emphasized that now more than ever, the efforts of JAST must be doubled in order to save the industry. “We are grappling with the challenges that confront Jamaica’s sugar industry every day and now we have to position not only the existing players in the industry, but we have to introduce new ones. We must also seek to make the industry very attractive for new investments,” the Minister said.He pointed out that the sugar industry is the second largest employer of workers in the country, hence it cannot be allowed to die. “Because of this high level of integration and the fact that the industry is so integral to people’s lives and livelihood, we must remain committed to its success and so ensure its viability,” Mr. Samuda told the large group of participating members of the farming community.He informed that efforts at reforming the sugar industry were successful, as the Government assumed temporary operations of the Long Pond Factory in Trelawny and immediately initiated plans to attract new investment for the industry in that parish. The Minister invited investors, both local and foreign, to come forward and take part in the sugar industry.last_img read more

Arjun Kapoor Malaika Arora to get married Arjun finally opens up on

first_imgMalaika Arora, Neetu Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Arjun KapoorInstagramArjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora are back in Mumbai from their New York vacation. And rumours of the couple getting married have again started doing the rounds of the industry after the couple admitted to their romantic relationship. So Arjun has finally opened about marrying Malaika and said that he and Malaika are not going rush into marriage as they still have to enjoy being a couple in public space.”I am not getting married. Malaika and I have to still discover each other in public space and enjoy the comfort of being a couple. We need to ease. We need to take our mind off this pressure of getting married. Sometimes you just need to be in a relationship. You need to live it; you need to enjoy it for what it is, rather than what it should be according to people. We are at ease with each other,” Arjun Kapoor was quoted as saying by Filmfare.For the past few days, Malaika and Arjun have been flooding the internet with their lovey-dovey pictures on their respective Instagram handles and are currently on a spree to express their love for each other on social media. Their fans have also poured in support of their relationship and were glad that the couple chose to admit it publicly. Arjun Kapoor, Malaika AroraInstagramThe couple often gets trolled for their age gap and trolls never shy away from calling them mother and son jodi on social media. But Malaika recently gave a befitting reply to those who trolled her for finding love in a younger man than her.Malaika had said that “it’s unfair to judge relationships” and there’s no harm if a man younger than her makes her happy. She also talked about the way Priyanka Chopra handled the criticism when she got married to Nick Jonas who is 10 years younger than her.And now that Arjun and Malaika have come out in the open as a couple, we will surely witness a lot of their romantic moments during their public outings.last_img read more

16 HIV positive Rohingyas found one dies

first_imgA Rohingya refugee woman who arrived from Myanmar last night by boat, sits on the bank of the Naf river as border guards temporarily hold them, in Shah Porir Dwip, Teknaf, Bangladesh, 7 October, 2017. Photo: ReutersAround 16 Rohingya people having with HIV positive were found in Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital, reports UNB.Physician Shahin Abdur Rahman Chowdhury, a resource person of Rohingya camp and also a residential medical officer of the hospital, said that they have detected 16 patients infected with HIV since 25 August.Of them, nine patients are now undergoing treatment while treatment for the rest six will begin soon.Meanwhile, one of the HIV patients died before starting the treatment, said the physician.Abdus Salam, civil surgeon of the district, said that the number of patients having HIV is increasing.He said that some 2,000 medical staffs, including 100 MBBS doctors, specialist physicians, intern physicians, medical students, are working for ensuring treatment at Rohingya camps.last_img read more

Sleep well to avoid eating junk food due to job stress

first_imgStress at your job can lead to overeating and intake of junk food at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern. New research suggests that a good night’s sleep can serve as a protecting factor between job stress and unhealthy eating in the evening.”We found that employees who have a stressful workday tend to bring their negative feelings from the workplace to the dinner table, as manifested in eating more than usual and opting for more junk food instead of healthy food,” said study co-author Chu-Hsiang Chang, Associate Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe research, published online in the Journal of Applied Psychology, involved two studies of 235 workers in China. One study dealt with information technology employees who regularly experienced high workload and felt there was never enough time in the workday. The second study involved call-centre workers who often got stressed from having to deal with rude and demanding customers.In both cases, workday stress was linked to employees’ negative mood while on the job, which in turn was linked to unhealthy eating in the evening, study co-author Yihao Liu, Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, said. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe study proposed two potential explanations, Liu said.”First, eating is sometimes used as an activity to relieve and regulate one’s negative mood, because individuals instinctively avoid aversive feelings and approach desire feelings,” he said. “Second, unhealthy eating can also be a consequence of diminished self-control. When feeling stressed out by work, individuals usually experience inadequacy in exerting effective control over their cognitions and behaviours to be aligned with personal goals and social norms,” Liu added.The finding that sleep protects against unhealthy eating following workday stress shows how the health behaviours are related, Chang pointed out.”A good night’s sleep can make workers replenished and feel vigorous again, which may make them better able to deal with stress at work the next day and less vulnerable to unhealthy eating,” she said.last_img read more

Work to find solution to stop Staffordshire road flooding underway

first_img “We are looking at how modifications to the watercourse could help reduce flooding because the brook passes beneath a number of roads and bridges, alterations to these structures to increase capacity are complex. “We are actively trying to find a solution to this issue and have requested funding from the government. We will have to produce a business case demonstrating that the benefits provided by the work are greater than the costs before work on improvements can start.” Further heavy rain is expected in the coming days – with the Met Office issuing 60 hours of yellow weather warnings for thunderstorms across much of the UK – including Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive View gallery Flooding around Stafford – in pictures Driver named following fatal collision Police search for missing woman Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailWork is taking place to find a way to stop a busy Staffordshire road from flooding – the Environment Agency have said today (Friday June 21). Sandon Road in Stafford recently flooded after heavy rain fell across the area for several days, leading to the road being closed. The Environment Agency have said there are a number of reasons behind the road flooding – and said they had requested government funding in a bit to resolve the problem. An Environment Agency spokeswoman said: “The flooding at Sandon Road in Stafford is caused by a combination of factors including surface water not draining off the roads and the Sandyford Brook not having enough capacity to hold all the flood water. “We have been working with partners to try and identify a viable solution and have worked with developers to try and reduce run off so less water arrives at the flooded location. Read MorePolice arrest 12 people in historic child abuse investigation in Stoke-on-Trent Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Punter found hiding in bushes Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play . Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .last_img read more