Gates Donates $20M to Help Rice Farmers

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreBill Gates, the world’s richest man, is to donate nearly 20 million dollars for research into helping rice farmers deal with global warming, the International Rice Research Institute said last week, specifically to harness scientific advances that address major unsolved problems in agriculture. We are sorry. The content item you requested needs to be replaced since the sydicator has abruptly ended this news service. The Good News Network is committed to finding another version of this news story elsewhere and adding the replacement link by mid-January, 2009. Please check back!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

September 1, 2015 On the Move

first_imgSeptember 1, 2015 On the Move September 1, 2015 On the Move On the Move Natasha Lias has joined Children’s Legal Services as a senior attorney in Ft. Myers. Bonnie Sack has recently joined Children’s Legal Services as a senior attorney in Miami. Rebekah Taylor has recently joined Children’s Legal Services as a senior attorney in Sanford. Ginger Cooper has joined Children’s Legal Services as a senior attorney in Miami. Amanda Riyad has joined Children’s Legal Services as an attorney in St. Augustine. Caitlin Burke has recently joined Children’s Legal Services as an attorney in Gainesville. Stephanie L. Kane has joined Smolker, Bartlett, Loeb, Hinds & Sheppard in Tampa focusing on commercial real estate with an emphasis on real estate transactions and lending. Michael J. Thomas has been elected president and CEO of Pennington, P.A., in Tallahassee. Rex Ware has joined the Radey Law Firm in Tallahassee as of counsel. Ware focuses on state and local taxation and state government contracting. Alicia Noelle Braker has joined ShuffieldLowman in Tampa focusing on estate planning and probate, tax law, and planning for high net worth families with closely held businesses. Terra D. Wilhelm joined Abbey Adams Byelick & Mueller as partner and Natalie L. Paskiewicz joined the firm as an associate.Wilhelm and Paskiewicz practice in all areas of civil trial liability matters, with a focus on premises liability, trucking transportation, automobile negligence, products liability, and negligent security. Hannah E. McCullin has joined Kubicki Draper in Pensacola focusing on the defense of automobile, commercial/corporate, construction, labor/employment, premises, products, property, and transportation/trucking matters. Stacey J. Manning has become the Putnam County attorney. Craig P. Liszt has joined Roig Lawyers in Miami as an associate focusing on admiralty and maritime law. Jon May and Barry Turner have joined Jones Walker in Miami as special counsels. May joins the corporate compliance and white collar defense team and Turner joins the banking and creditors’ rights team. Telsula C. Morgan has joined Lewis, Longman & Walker in West Palm Beach as an associate focusing on environmental and natural resources, health care and administrative, civil and appellate litigation. Michael E. Levine has joined Stewart Tilghman Fox Bianchi & Cain in Miami. Matthew E. Livesay has joined Phillip A. Baumann, P.A., in Tampa focusing on estate planning, probate, and trust administration. D. Brad Hughes has joined Jimerson & Cobb in Jacksonville as a partner focusing on business litigation, construction litigation, and community association law. David Sawyer has joined Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart in Miami as a shareholder focusing on labor and employment law. William T. Link, Jr., has joined Reed & Mawhinney in Lakeland as a partner focusing on real estate and business transactions. The firm will now be known as Reed, Mawhinney & Link. Mitchell I. Horowitz of Tampa has been named co-chair of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s tax practice group, joining Bruce I. Booken in leading the practice group’s strategic initiatives and the more than 40 practicing tax attorneys across the firm’s 19 offices. Brooke G. Rosenstein has joined Haber Blank in Ft. Lauderdale as an associate focusing on real estate and transactional matters.last_img read more

Bad omen for Arsenal, time for Solskjaer to take a risk, and a real test for Chelsea

first_img Getty Images – Getty Getty Images – Getty Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Does a backs-to-the-wall 1-0 win in Serbia mean Ole’s got a firm grip on that steering wheel once again, even if it was their first away win since Paris?Exactly how much of a thread is Unai Emery hanging on by after Arsenal managed to just about avoid utter humiliation at home to those Portuguese giants, Vitoria?As ever, a full Premier League fixture list seems to raise questions in the sheer hope of having some answers come Monday morning – though you and I both know deep down that these questions are never really going to go away and we live in a world where there’s always another idiot with another question just around the corner. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp salutes his fans against Genk I did spend about five minutes trying to come up with any potential way Aston Villa can avoid getting spanked by Man City and, I have to be honest, I failed.Unless Peppy G plans to move Sergio Aguero into that vacant central defender spot this weekend just so he can get him and Gabby Jesus on the same pitch at the same time, I cannot see any way that Dean Smith’s side get anything other than a dent in their goal-difference.That being said, maybe, just maybe, these VAR decisions do balance themselves out over the course of a season and Villa might get a lucky break for once?No, you are right. I am being very foolish. 7 appointed rookie error Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Pellegrini is looking to arrest West Ham’s poor run of form statement 7 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 7 7 Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff LATEST Getty Images – Getty latest Williams in action against Partizan Belgrade 7 stalemate PEP TALK Now all that European stuff is out the way for another week, Premier League sides across the country can get back down to the real business in hand – which, of course, for some clubs means returning to the perpetual crisis in which they exist.Does anyone really believe that Spurs smashing Red Star Belgrade at home means that they are any less likely to get turned over at Anfield? targets Getty Images – Getty Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Getty Images – Getty Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:24Loaded: 6.90%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Southampton need to start their weekend well with a win at home to Leicester and it would really help them if James Ward-Prowse could do more than amble around waiting for a free-kick or corner to be given.Prowsey, we know you are the closest thing to a set-piece specialist in England right now, but you are not Matt Le Tissier – put a shift in, will you?West Ham need to stop all talk of a top-six finish immediately and embrace their true West Ham-ness. The point is Hammers, you are only supposed to aim and dream of the top-six, not actually get there. You are supposed to fizzle out, not even go down in a blaze of glory.The minute that talk of “big club mentality” started to come out then you reverted to type and that is exactly how it should be. I mean, losing to Everton. Really. That Everton side as well. 7 Let’s look at Palace’s extended invite to have Arsenal over to Selhurst for a bit of a kick-about.Now, Palace and Patrick van Aanholt have glorious form in getting club’s relegated – something like the last three seasons have seen a side booted down to the Championship courtesy of a goal from Palace’s attack-minded left-back.Could that extend to getting manager’s the sack, I wonder?There would be a delicious irony in Uncle Roy’s mob being the team that delivered the final nail in Emery’s coffin just before Halloween, given that it is not too much of a leap to imagine Emery looking like a vampire. Or a spooky Count. Or maybe just one of the walking dead.Go on, Palace – give me a Halloween narrative for Monday, I dare you. True Arsenal Story – Gunner downs FOUR beers then outplays Liverpool!Finally, Chelsea – I can’t think of too many polar opposites of destinations for this Chelsea team to end up in over the course of the same week. The culture, the history, the footballing anarchy of Amsterdam on Wednesday and then Burnley this weekend.Is this the modern equivalent to an away day on a wet, cold and windy Tuesday night in Stoke for this Chelsea team?Surely winning here will only put a bigger tick in their ‘character’ box and if Tomori can win out over the likes of Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood then I, for one, will be demanding he is in the England team ahead of Michael Keane next time out.Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network, including Burnley vs Chelsea at 5:30pm Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate during the win over Red Star Belgrade Over at Spurs, the Poch needs to continue wearing those big balls he found on Tuesday night. Pochettino was brave enough to drop all the trouble-making, energy-sappers from his starting XI against Red Star and, would you believe it, they won! However, the pain of Brighton and Watford is still there in the Premier League and not much can change the fact that Spurs have not won away from home domestically since beating Fulham last season – a match so close to home that I am not sure we can even really count it as an away fixture.Spurs will need to bring their A-game and run around one hell of a lot to get anything against Liverpool and, frankly, I am doubting whether the likes of Christian Eriksen can be arsed enough to do that.With King Klopp most likely shuffling his midfield pack once more, Liverpool will be fresh and hungry and the only conceivable result is the league leaders getting back to winning ways. But we thought that about the United game, didn’t we? Can Solskjaer get his team to play like they did against Liverpool on target 7 Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Solskjaer has talked a lot about the future of United, the kids, understanding the legacy of what Sir Matt and Sir Alex did before him – now it is time to live it and put Young out to graze and give Williams a start in Norwich.OGS also has the option of sticking Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial on the same football pitch, something that has been denied to him quite a lot – so don’t be surprised to see United start with a traditional front two at the weekend as Ole spins his tactical wheel once again to see what comes up. Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Getty Images – Getty LATEST FOOTBALL STORIES AFP or licensors Van Aanholt’s goal gave Palace three points against Manchester United earlier in the season Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Will Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus start again? update The last time Newcastle gave a long-term deal out was to Alan Pardew and that worked out well – why they think giving their goalkeeper a six-year deal is a good idea is anyone’s guess.I mean, how will the next six managers know if he is the goalkeeper they actually want in the Championship? Their game with Wolves is the one to avoid this weekend as it will just be two teams waiting for the other one to attack whilst refusing to accept the other team is not going to attack. Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule It feels like the only clubs Norwich City can beat this season have to have the name “Manchester” something or other and they are in luck this weekend, as United visit Carrow Road.Naturally, spirits have been raised at Old Trafford given the fact that United came away from Serbia with a narrow win in a match that would have not looked out of place on a 1980s TV set.For me, the question is about how brave Solskjaer is going to be in East Anglia. The obvious move to make would be to recall Ashley Young to play left-back, despite the fact he actually retired after the 2018 World Cup and forgot to tell anyone, so keeps getting picked.Against Partizan, young Brandon Williams seemed more dangerous in attack than Young, winning United’s penalty, and far better in defence than Young – based on the fact that he looked like he could tackle, head and, from time to time, pass to someone in the same coloured shirt.last_img read more

In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of May 27, 2016

first_imgShare This!It’s Memorial Day Weekend! Safe travels to those of you going places this weekend and remember those who proudly served our country this Memorial Day.Who is seeing Alice Through the Looking Glass this weekend? Is this a film you are excited about?This week, we have news about the fastest grossing film worldwide (guess which Disney film it is?), Chewbacca mom, and more! Let’s dive into the fun!In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and Rumors This year’s TEA report is out and most theme parks saw growth, even in spite of ticket increases.STK Orlando has now opened at Disney Springs. Are you excited to try this restaurant?Vacatia, an online time-share marketplace, has gotten been approved by Disney Vacation Club. Find out more. Now you can download a free e-book to celebrate the Disney Conservation Fund’s 20th Anniversary.Disneyland AP holders are getting a nice perk this summer! Take a look!Shanghai Disneyland has already seen one million visitors and it isn’t even open yet.This week’s can’t miss video was from Candace Payne and her new Chewbacca mask. But did you happen to see her on James Cordon? She got to meet a surprise guest.In a video you didn’t know you needed to see, but is all kinds of entertaining, watch different characters sing “Hello” from Adele courtesy of one man. Definitely talented.Earlier, I gave you all a partial list of DCOM movies that will be airing this summer, as Disney Channel is slated to air all 100 Disney Channel Movies. We now have the full schedule, which can be found here. Which is your favorite? (My sleeper favorite…The Luck of the Irish…could be because I had a thing for Ryan Merriman at the time…)Miles from Tomorrowland starts its new season soon. Is this a favorite in your family?Captain America: Civil War is now officially the highest grossing movie for 2016 worldwide! It has now earned 1 billion!Looks like Thor: Ragnarok got some more star power behind it, as some big names just joined the cast.Did you all catch the sneak peek trailer for Beauty and the Beast? What did you think?Speaking of trailers, we got another one this week for Finding Dory. The more I see from this one, the more excited I get. I don’t know about you.The voice of Unca Scrooge passed away this week.Are you excited about this one. Beginning in September, Netflix will become the exclusive home of the latest films from Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar.I LOVE this engagement photo shoot taken at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! In Case We Missed ItWhat did we miss? Attach your ideas to a women’s Star Wars Stormtrooper Under Armour shirt and send it to [email protected] with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line.last_img read more

Almost half of African millionaires make South Africa their home

first_imgJohannesburg, founded as it was on the rich seam of gold that makes up the Witwatersrand, has long been known as the City of Gold. More than a hundred years since the days of instant fortune in the mining town, it is the top place that African millionaires call their home. Johannesburg is the top city in Africa for dollar millionaires. (Image: Media Club South Africa) Text: Melissa JavanGraphic: Mary AlexanderAlmost half of Africa’s dollar millionaires live in four of South Africa’s cities, according to a report by global research company New World Wealth.The report was released earlier this week. It found that the country’s city of gold, Johannesburg, was the home of most of Africa’s millionaires, with 23 400 living there. Cape Town (8 900), Durban (2 700) and Pretoria (2 500) were also all in the top 10 of the list.As of June 2015, there were about 163 000 millionaires living in Africa, with combined wealth holdings of $670-billion (R9.09-trillion). Of that number, nearly 42% lived in South Africa.Cairo, Egypt had the second highest number of millionaires, with 10 200), followed by Lagos, Nigeria with 9 100 millionaires.The Ghanaian city of Accra was expected see the biggest growth in millionaires in the next decade, with numbers forecast to increase from 2 300 in 2015 to 4 100 in 2025, the report found.Nairobi (71% increase from 6 200 to 10 600) and Durban (48% increase to 4 000) had the next highest projected growth.Colin Grieve, the chief representative officer at AfrAsia Bank, said African cities were emerging as epicentres of growth and opportunity. “(They are) places where growing numbers of consumers with disposable income are congregating,” he said.“Successful entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunity to provide products and services to these expanding markets and in doing so, generating wealth for themselves and their communities.”Click on the image below for a larger view.Sources: New World WealthIn another report released in July, Plettenberg Bay, on the Garden Route was named the top second home hotspot in South Africa for the super-rich, with over 120 homes valued at R20-million or more. It is the highest of any town in the country with the exception of Johannesburg and Cape Town.New World Wealth reported that other second home hotspots for the super-rich were Umhlanga and La Lucia (230) in Durban, Knysna on the Garden Route (230), Stellenbosch in Western Cape (170) and Franschoek in Western Cape (70). In these towns, local and foreign buyers made their second homes. These statistics exclude major cities.Multimillionaires or the super-rich refer to individuals with net assets of $10-million (R120-million) or more.This article was originally posted on the News24 wire.last_img read more

RCMP charge eight inmates after Manitoba jailhouse beating death

first_img(Tyler St. Paul. Facebook photo)APTN National NewsWINNIPEG–Eight inmates in a Manitoba provincial jail have been charged with second degree murder in connection with the beating death of Tyler St. Paul, 21, who was found in his cell Monday, RCMP said Wednesday.All eight are under the age of 25; two are 18 years-old, one is 17.The RCMP said all charged have gang affiliations.St. Paul’s murder was the first at Milner Ridge Institution.According to a source, St. Paul was a member of the Money Over Bitches ( known also as Most Organized Brothers) gang, which goes by the acronym MOB.The jail-house source said MOB gang members beat St.Paul to death, but they may not have meant to kill him.St. Paul did not die immediately from the beating the source said, but lay in his cell and pleaded for help.“He didn’t die during the night,” said the source. “I guess in the morning he asked for help and … after that he died.”St. Paul was from Lake Manitoba First Nation. He was serving a 15 month sentence for drug trafficking.He was the father of a six month-old child.Those charged are Joey Richard Delaronde, 25; Emile Hugh Williams, 22; Eric Edward Plante, 20; Daniel Christopher Dumas, 19; Nathan Florian Allard, 19; Eriberto Alexander Soldat, 18; Brent Edward Houle, and a 17 year-old who isn’t named because he is a minor.Manitoba Justice’s corrections branch is also doing a parallel operational review of the incident.It is also possible that St. Paul’s death could lead to a coroner’s inquest, but it wouldn’t happen until the criminal charges are dealt with, according to a Manitoba government spokesperson.last_img read more

JT Barrett named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for record 7th

Despite watching the majority of the fourth quarter from the stands, Ohio State redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett has been named the Big Ten Offensive Freshman of the Week for the seventh time this season, breaking the Big Ten record set by Nathan Scheelhaase.The Wichita Falls, Texas, native accounted for three touchdowns and 265 yards of total offense in a 42-28 win over the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday before leaving the game in the fourth quarter after suffering a fractured ankle.Barrett finished his 2014-15 with 3,772 total yards of offense and 45 touchdowns responsible for, which breaks the Big Ten record held by former Purdue and current New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.The redshirt-freshman took over for injured senior Braxton Miller less than two weeks before the start of the season after Miller suffered a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.The Big Ten Offensive Freshman of the Week award has now been given to a Buckeye in eight out of 14 weeks this season, as redshirt-freshman H-back Jalin Marshall won the award last week after a four-touchdown performance against Indiana.Redshirt-sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones is expected to make his first career start Saturday against Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game in place of Barrett.Kickoff is set for 8:17 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. read more

Sandals Resort can help indirectly in building TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Jul 2015 – The TCI delegation is nine strong and features some of the most outspoken personalities in the country. Dr. Edward Smith who hosts a radio talk show – The Real Solutions and Rev Courtney Missick, a farmer from Kew, North Caicos and TV show host, both say they see a greater opportunity to partner more firmly with Beaches in order to better tourism and other industries in the TCI. Missick was particularly vocal on agriculture and the lack of help he says he has received from government despite its touted plans to build the sector. “I am not here speaking on behalf of Beaches because they have helped me with my farm; but I am speaking on behalf of the potentials that I see Beaches could do in helping other people in the Turks and Caicos. Take for instance what they are doing here in Barbados, what they are trying to do for farmers the same thing can be done for farmers in the Turks and Caicos if only the government would only try to subsidize the farmers. I for one can testify that the government has not done anything for me when it comes to agriculture. Right now for me to be able to grow produce for Beaches, because of the present moment, I am supplying a few local stores there with produce. If I now decide to grow produce for Beaches; I need to expand, but how am I going to expand.”Both men had an opportunity to quiz the Barbadian Tourism Minister and James Paul, who is CEO of the Barbados Agriculture Society. Mr. Paul explained that Sandals currently takes 10 commodities, including cucumbers, from its farmers in an arrangement which began just this past February.Dr. Smith promises that he is making inquiries, as it is no secret he sometimes opposes Beaches Resort. Deandrea Hamilton: “Sometimes our relationships in Turks and Caicos gets strained with Sandals, what do you think we can do to smooth that out?”Dr. Smith: “Sandals is partner, most definitely a partner, and this trip shows us that not only is Sandals a partner in the Turks and Caicos but throughout the region; they need to accept the fact that they want to work with us and we should put in those efforts to make it work.” Barbados Prime Minister speaks to country ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian; said country is preparing for 6-12 feet storm surge Recommended for you Related Items:barbados, barbados agricultural society, beaches resort and spa, dr. edward smith, james paul, North caicos, rev. courtney missick, sandals, the real solutions Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Stinky sargassum blamed for marine disaster; dolphins, flying fish and turtles trappedlast_img read more