Jamaican farmers being trained to manage cocoa disease

first_imgThe Ministry of Agriculture in Jamaica says it will start sensitizing and training farmers to manage the Frosty Pod Rot (FPR) cocoa disease.Chief Plant Quarantine and Produce Inspector, Sanniel Wilson, said the first session will be held on Wednesday in the eastern parish of St. Mary.“We are starting with that parish because of the magnitude of the infestation there. The Government will be going out and assisting with the stripping and pruning of the cocoa trees to take back the parish,” she said.St. Mary is unique because it has the largest acreages of cocoa and it also carries the fine flavor cocoa that fetches premium price.”Intention is to stop diseaseWilson said it is the intention of the Ministry to stop the disease, which affects actively growing cocoa pods, damaging them and the seeds they produce. “We are trying to save over 8,800 acres of cocoa and the livelihood of more than 4,000 farmers,” said Wilson who also encouraged farmers to access the help that is being provided by the Ministry, explaining that the disease could result in losses of between 70 and 80 per cent of production, if not contained.Highly contagiousThe inspector pointed out that the disease is highly contagious.  “The Ministry’s response is threefold, starting with public education, then training sessions, followed by visits to remove and treat infected cocoa trees. The first thing we are doing is to make the public aware of what is happening, what the symptoms of the disease are, how it is spread and what needs to be done.”Ministry published guidelinesShe said the Ministry also published a 2017 Frosty Pod Rot Disease Order, in an attempt to educate and guide persons on how the disease is spread, and the steps to be taken when persons come in contact with the pest.“This Order is to restrict inter-parish movement of cocoa from fermenting. Where there must be inter-parish movement, we ask that you write to the Ministry and we will provide you with a plant quarantine officer to assist with the process, to ensure that the protocol for movement is carried out.”Wilson emphasized that following sensitization sessions with farmers, it is important that they tell their neighbors, persons going to the fields to reap, higglers and vendors who are visiting the farms, so that they can take caution and clean up properly if they come in contact with an infested tree.She has also urged farmers to be vigilant and to report all cases, or suspected cases, of the disease immediately to the Plant Quarantine Unit, or other departments of the Ministry.The Ministry is receiving support from the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) to assist cocoa farmers across Jamaica.last_img read more

STS becomes official sponsor of Zagłębie Lubin

first_img Polish wagering report highlights STS market dominance  August 17, 2020 Related Articles Mateusz Juroszek – Non-stop STS will expand amid industry disruptions August 12, 2020 Share One of Poland’s largest bookmakers, STS, has been named as the official sponsor and betting partner of Zagłębie Lubin after signing a new two year sponsorship agreement with the team.The agreement will mean that the operator’s branding will be shown across the players’ sleeves, as well as including sponsorship of the club’s multiple sports associations.Mateusz Juroszek, CEO of STS, commented: “Signing the agreement with Zagłębie Lubin is the next stage of implementation of our development strategy. STS is currently the largest private sponsor of Polish sport.“We are an official partner of the Poland national football team, and we also support sports clubs throughout the entire country. This partnership with Zagłębie fits perfectly into our plan of cooperation with the most ambitious athletes and teams.“The signed agreement will definitely translate into numerous benefits, both for our company and for the Club and its fans.”As well as supporting the club, STS offers its support to both esport as well as the team’s foundation Sport is Your Chance, which helps talented sportsmen from all over the country has also been founded at the bookmaker’s initiative.Juroszek added: “STS supports Polish sport; our activities go far beyond what is stipulated in agreements. Our cooperation is largely based on initiatives directed at fans, because fans are the ones who create the amazing atmosphere during games.” New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submitlast_img read more

FA Cup final live stream: How to watch Chelsea vs. Arsenal in the USA

first_imgThe good news for United States-based fans of English soccer is they get another chance to watch an all-England match with high stakes even though the Premier League season ended last week. The bad news for those fans in the United States is the FA Cup final is not being presented on live TV by ESPN.So a live stream presentation on ESPN+ is the only way to watch Chelsea vs. Arsenal in the U.S. on Saturday afternoon. MORE: Live updates from the FA Cup final between Chelsea and ArsenalThe 2019-20 FA Cup first round took place back in November, with the Blues and the Gunners joining the competition with other Premier League and Championship teams in Round 3. Chelsea have defeated Nottingham Forest, Hull City, Liverpool, Leicester City and Manchester United on their way to the final. Arsenal have cleared Leeds United, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Sheffield United and Manchester City.This London derby is a convenient matchup since the FA Final takes place at the city’s Wembley Stadium, though no fans will be allowed to attend. That of course has been the case for all FA Cup matches this summer in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.Below is how to watch Saturday’s match as Chelsea try to win their ninth FA Cup and Arsenal aim for their record 14th.FA Cup final live stream for Chelsea vs. ArsenalFA Cup live stream: ESPN+When ESPN secured the rights to broadcast FA Cup matches in the United States in 2018, it did for ESPN+, the company’s online sports streaming service that at the time was brand new. A couple years later, ESPN+ is still the exclusive rights holder of FA Cup matches in the U.S.That means even the FA Cup final is not on TV in the U.S.; it’s only on ESPN+.ESPN+ costs $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year. It is also available as part of a bundle offer that gives subscribers access to Disney+ and Hulu for $12.99 a month.In addition to FA Cup matches, ESPN+ shows all Serie A and FA Community Shield matches in the U.S., as well as events from American leagues MLB, NHL and MLS among other sports.ESPN+ can be accessed from the following devices:iPhoneAndroidInternet browserApple TVAmazon Fire TVAndroid TVRokuXbox OnePlaystation 4Samsung connected TVsESPN+ can be streamed on up to three devices at once for most content. It is not available in Canada.FA Cup final: TV channel for Chelsea vs. ArsenalBecause ESPN+ has the exclusive right to show FA Cup matches in the United States, Saturday’s FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal is not on TV in the U.S. ESPN+’s deal to broadcast FA Cup matches lasts through 2021.In the United Kingdom, of course, the match can be seen live on three different TV channels — BBC One, BBC iPlayer and BT Sport. In Canada, the FA Cup final can be seen on Sportsnet.FA Cup schedule 2020All 2019-20 FA Cup competition was paused for three months as the COVID-19 pandemic spread globally. It finally restarted in late June with the quarterfinal round.Below is the complete table of results from this season’s FA Cup competition:FinalDateMatchAug. 1Arsenal vs. ChelseaSemifinalDateMatchJuly 18Arsenal 2-0 Manchester CityJuly 19Manchester United 1-3 ChelseaQuarterfinalDateMatchJune 27Norwich City 1-2 Manchester UnitedJune 28Sheffield United 1-2 ArsenalJune 28Leicester City 0-1 ChelseaJune 28Newcastle United 0-2 Manchester CityFifth roundDateMatchMarch 2Portsmouth 0-2 ArsenalMarch 3Chelsea 2-0 LiverpoolMarch 3Reading 1-2 Sheffield UnitedMarch 3West Brom 2-3 NewcastleMarch 4Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Manchester CityMarch 4Leicester City 1-0 BirminghamMarch 4Tottenham 1-1 Norwich City (2-3 pens.)March 5Derby County 0-3 Manchester UnitedFourth roundDateMatchJan. 24QPR 1-2 Sheffield WednesdayJan. 24Northampton Town 0-0 Derby CountyJan. 25Hull City 1-2 ChelseaJan. 25Southampton 1-1 TottenhamJan. 25Brentford 0-1 LeicesterJan. 25Millwall 0-2 Sheffield UnitedJan. 25Reading 1-1 Cardiff CityJan. 25West Ham 0-1 West BromJan. 25Burnley 1-2 NorwichJan. 25Coventry City 0-0 Birmingham CityJan. 25Newcastle United 0-0 Oxford UnitedJan. 25Portsmouth 4-2 BarnsleyJan. 26Tranmere Rovers 0-6 Manchester UnitedJan. 26Shrewsbury Town 2-2 LiverpoolJan. 26Manchester City 4-0 FulhamJan. 27Bournemouth 1-2 ArsenalThird roundDateMatchJan. 4Bristol City 1-1 Shrewsbury TownJan. 4Birmingham City 2-1 Blackburn RoversJan. 4Rochdale 1-1 Newcastle UnitedJan. 4Rotherham United 2-3 Hull CityJan. 4Millwall 3-0 Newport CountyJan. 4Burnley 4-2 Peterborough UnitedJan. 4Preston North End 2-4 Norwich CityJan. 4Brighton 0-1 Sheffield WednesdayJan. 4Southampton 2-0 Huddersfield TownJan. 4Cardiff City 2-2 Carlisle UnitedJan. 4Reading 2-2 BlackpoolJan. 4Watford 3-3 Tranmere RoversJan. 4Fulham 2-1 Aston VillaJan. 4Oxford United 4-1 Hartlepool UnitedJan. 4Brentford 1-0 Stoke CityJan. 4Bournemouth 4-0 Luton TownJan. 4Wolves 0-0 Manchester UnitedJan. 4Fleetwood Town 1-2 PortsmouthJan. 4Manchester City 4-1 Port ValeJan. 4Leicester City 2-0 Wigan AthleticJan. 5Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham ForestJan. 5Burton Albion 2-4 Northampton TownJan. 5Charlton Athletic 0-1 West BromJan. 5Sheffield United 2-1 AFC FyldeJan. 5Crystal Palace 0-1 Derby CountyJan. 5QPR 5-1 Swansea CityJan. 5Bristol Rovers 2-2 Coventry CityJan. 5Crewe Alexandra 1-3 BarnsleyJan. 5Middlesbrough 1-1 TottenhamJan. 5Liverpool 1-0 EvertonJan. 5Gillingham 0-2 West HamJan. 6Arsenal 1-0 Leeds UnitedSecond roundDateMatchNov. 29Maldon & Tiptree 0-1 Newport CountyNov. 30Cheltenham Town 1-3 Port ValeNov. 30Forest Green Rovers 2-2 Carlisle UnitedNov. 30Kingstonian 0-2 AFC FyldeNov. 30Oldham Athletic 0-1 Burton AlbionNov. 30Portsmouth 2-1 AltrinchamNov. 30Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Mansfield TownNov. 30Walsall 0-1 Oxford UnitedNov. 30Eastleigh 1-1 Crew AlexandraDec. 1Blackpool 3-1 Maidstone UnitedDec. 1Bristol Rovers 1-1 Plymouth ArgyleDec. 1Coventry City 1-1 Ipswich TownDec. 1Crawley Town 1-2 Fleetwood TownDec. 1Exeter City 2-2 Hartlepool UnitedDec. 1Gillingham 3-0 Doncaster RoversDec. 1Northampton Town 3-1 Notts CountyDec. 1Peterborough United 3-0 Dover AthleticDec. 1Rochdale 0-0 Boston UnitedDec. 1Tranmere Rovers 5-1 Chichester CityDec. 2Solilhull Moors 3-4 Rotherham UnitedFirst roundDateMatchNov. 8Dulwich Hamlet 1-4 Carlisle UnitedNov. 9Sunderland 1-1 GillinghamNov. 9Wimbledon 1-1 Doncaster RoversNov. 9Accrington Stanley 0-2 Crewe AlexandraNov. 9Blackpool 4-1 MorecambeNov. 9Bolton 0-1 Plymouth ArgyleNov. 9Cambridge United 1-1 Exeter CityNov. 9Carshalton Athletic 1-4 Boston UnitedNov. 9Cheltenham Town 1-1 Swindon TownNov. 9Colchester United 0-2 Coventry CityNov. 9Crawley Town 4-1 Scunthorpe UnitedNov. 9Ebbsfleet United 2-3 Notts CountyNov. 9Forest Green Rovers 4-0 Billericay TownNov. 9Grimsby Town 1-1 Newport CountyNov. 9Ipswich Town 1-1 Lincoln CityNov. 9MK Dons 0-1 Port ValeNov. 9Maidenhead United 1-3 Rotherham UnitedNov. 9Maidstone United 1-0 Torquay UnitedNov. 9Mansfield Town 1-0 ChorleyNov. 9Nantwich Town 0-1 AFC FyldeNov. 9Oxford City 1-5 Solihull MoorsNov. 9Salford City 1-1 Burton AlbionNov. 9Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Bradford CityNov. 9Stevenage 1-1 Peterborough UnitedNov. 9Stourbridge 2-2 EastleighNov. 9Tranmere Rovers 2-2 Wycombe WanderersNov. 9Walsall 2-2 DarlingtonNov. 10Hayes & Yeading 0-2 Oxford UnitedNov. 10York City 0-1 AltrinchamNov. 10Wrexham 0-0 RochdaleNov. 10Macclesfield Town 0-4 KingstonianNov. 10Leyton Orient 1-2 Maldon & TiptreeNov. 10Gateshead 1-2 Oldham AthleticNov. 10Chippenham Town 0-3 Northampton TownNov. 10Bristol Rovers 1-1 BromleyNov. 10Barnet 0-2 Fleetwood TownNov. 10Dover Athletic 1-0 Southend UnitedNov. 11Harrogate Town 1-2 PortsmouthNov. 12Yeovil Town 1-4 Hartlepool Unitedlast_img read more

Canyon Country mourns latest student road deaths

first_imgThe deaths struck a rueful chord in a community where auto accidents have claimed dozens of young lives. Local sheriff’s deputies frequently lecture high school students about roadway safety. The city recently opened a Youth Memorial Grove at Central Park – a ring of tree-stump sculptures, each representing a life cut short by a crash. The deaths hit hard for Arnold, who had just warned Canyon High seniors last Thursday about staying safe on the road. He said the audience included Cortez, who later let Orozco drive her car. “She made it three days beyond the lecture, and she made a bad choice,” he said. “We failed. We couldn’t get through to the one that needed to hear it most. “We have to do something – that’s obvious. (On)that part of the roadway, from Shadow Pines (Boulevard) to Sierra Highway, we’ve had a number of collisions. But we can’t be everywhere at all times. What makes it more tragic is it’s one of our children.” At Canyon High’s senior picnic Tuesday, signs of the couple’s deaths were everywhere – their names on cars and on T-shirts bearing their prom photo. Friends said Cortez was planning to study at College of the Canyons after graduation, then transfer to the University of California, Los Angeles, to study pediatrics. “When (Lissette) smiled, she would make you smile,” said Jessica Mateo, 18, a classmate. “She was my best friend.” Orozco graduated from Canyon in 2004 and divided his time between classes at the college and working at a relative’s construction company, friends said. He looked forward to attending classes with his girlfriend, and he wanted to be an architect. “When they were together, they were the funniest thing ever,” Mateo said. “They would like play-fight. They loved each other a lot.” Santa Clarita Councilman Frank Ferry, who pushed for the memorial grove project, recalled a ceremony held there last week – a reminder to teens to drive safely through graduation. “We had about 200 people there, and I had all the high school students raise their hands,” he said. “The painful thing for me was knowing, within the next two to three weeks, I’d have to attend the funeral of someone that died. “Our pledge is no more names will be added the memorial. But there is a reason we’ve left room. Ultimately, some teenagers and young adults are going to make decisions that lead to bad consequences.” eugene.tong@dailynews.com (661)257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – Lissette Cortez looked forward to high school graduation this week and to a life healing children, while her boyfriend, Luis Alfredo Orozco, anticipated attending college to become an architect. But there will be no more milestones for Cortez, 18, and Orozco, 19 – their lives severed by twisted metal on Soledad Canyon Road on Monday in a car crash that injured two others. “He loved to play and had a lot of spirit,” said Maria Chavez, Orozco’s grandmother. With tears flowing, the 74-year-old from Van Nuys stood Tuesday before a makeshift memorial of candles and flowers at the site of the crash. “He was real loving. He brought joy to everybody in the family.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Cortez and Orozco, who had dated for about three years as students at Canyon High School, were killed in a Ford Mustang that collided with a Toyota Corolla making a left turn at Rue Entree. The Mustang was split by a utility pole, and driver Orozco was thrown out of the car. “When I got here, it was already in two pieces,” said Enrique Ruiz, a family friend. “I saw (Orozco) just lying there. We kept hoping he would get up.” A third car – driven by Orozco’s friend Jesus Acosta – swerved to avoid debris and hit a tree in the center median. Both Acosta, 19, and the Corolla’s driver, Canyon High senior Carla Darmiento, 17, were treated at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital on Monday and released. Authorities initially suspected speed and racing might have been factors in the crash, but said Tuesday no criminal charges have been filed and the case remains under investigation. “This is a tragedy, and those that were killed were friends of the others that were involved,” a sheriff’s detective, Tony Arnold, said. last_img read more