300,000 Students to Benefit from School Feeding Project

first_imgRelatedCornwall College Builds Own Chapel RelatedGround Broken for Auditorium at Wolmer’s Boys’ School Story HighlightsOver 300,000 students are expected to benefit from an integrated school feeding project, to be implemented by the Government.The project involves collaboration among the Ministries of Health; Agriculture and Fisheries; and Education.It aims to strengthen the Government’s existing school feeding programme. 300,000 Students to Benefit from School Feeding ProjectJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Over 300,000 students are expected to benefit from an integrated school feeding project, to be implemented by the Government.Titled: ‘Strengthening of School Feeding Programmes in the Framework of Latin America and the Caribbean without Hunger 2025 Initiative’,  the project involves collaboration among the Ministries of Health; Agriculture and Fisheries; and Education.It aims to strengthen the Government’s existing school feeding programme by, among other things: ensuring adequate nutrition for students through increased access to affordable nutritious, safe, and quality foods in schools; and establishing and maintaining a comprehensive school feeding national policy, plan, and legislation.This integrated school feeding project model has recorded significant success in Brazil, where it has been undertaken over the past 50 years. Brazil’s government, along with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), are partnering with Jamaica to implement the initiative, for which a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing the arrangement, is to be signed by the major stakeholders.At the launch on Tuesday, September 9, at the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s (PIOJ) New Kingston offices, Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, said its implementation will ensure that children, particularly at the early childhood level, have access to adequate nutritious meals each day, thereby fortifying their development.“We know that in that first 1,000 days (of a child’s life), and beyond, to perhaps grade eight, is the time of brain formation, or personality development, when nutrition plays a tremendously important role,” he said.He stated that the “knowledge… of the Brazil model of school feeding will be of inestimable opportunity for us in Jamaica. This is exactly the kind of cooperation we need for Jamaica, and I trust that the information that will be purveyed, will not only be a fillip to the local economy, but, also, be a tremendous strength to the process of education.”In his remarks, Acting Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, said the initiative is integral to “our holistic drive for the National Food Security and Nutrition Programme.”“If we wish to have a nation that is healthy, then we must ensure that our young children are properly fed and, from the earliest stages, be involved in pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, our educational, health, and agricultural policies and programmes must be crafted and implemented in such a way as to enhance convergence and collaboration to ensure the best outcomes,” he stated.“It is for this reason that the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is fully committed to ensuring the supply of more nutritious and locally grown foods throughout the nation, specifically in the school feeding programme,” Mr. Kellier assured.Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, gave the Ministry’s commitment to  playing its part to achieve the goals that have been outlined in the (project) MoU.”In his remarks, FAO’s representatives to Jamaica, Belize, and the Bahamas, Dr. Jerome Thomas said that school feeding programmes are important in promoting food and nutrition security in countries where they exist.“They also impact on the implementation of public policies for the achievement of the right to food.  For these reasons, school feeding programmes are, therefore, recommended as one of the major strategies for addressing long-term sustainable development,” he added.PIOJ Director General, Colin Bullock, said the project represents an important partnership between regional governments and the Government of Brazil, supported by the FAO, while Charge d’Affaires at the Brazilian Embassy in Jamaica, Alfonso Nery, said his Government welcomes the opportunity to share the key components of its school feeding programme with Jamaica.Key among the project’s initial engagements is a two-day workshop, being conducted by visiting Brazilian school feeding experts, for 45 participants from several government ministries, departments, and agencies, at the PIOJ, which commenced on September 8.The workshop’s participants also include representatives from Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Lucia, where similar programmes are slated for implementation.Following the workshop, the participants will receive additional training, which will run until December 16.Brazil boasts one of the world’s most successful school feeding programmes in the world. Managed by the National Fund for Educational Development (FNDE), Brazil’s programme currently provides nutritious food to more than 45 million children across the South American nation, through integrated public policy development and implementation with other government sectors.Brazil’s involvement in Jamaica’s project forms part of the Government’s commitment to South-South cooperation, particularly with Caribbean countries. 300,000 Students to Benefit from School Feeding Project EducationSeptember 11, 2014Written by: Douglas McIntoshcenter_img RelatedEducation Ministry Optimistic of Achieving Primary Literacy Target FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: JIS PhotographerEducation Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites (right), is engaged in discussion with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representative to Jamaica, Belize, and the Bahamas, Dr. Jerome Thomas, during Tuesday’s (Sept.9) launch of Jamaica’s Inter-Ministerial School Feeding Programme – ‘Strengthening of School Feeding Programmes of Latin America and the Caribbean without Hunger 2025 Initiative’, at the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), St. Andrew. Advertisementslast_img read more

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ELEC: Fulop & council slate have $1.7M cash on hand, Zuppa…

first_imgElectionsJersey CityNewsPolitics & Policy Bayonne Bayonne Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By John Heinis – April 22, 2021 1:12 pm 0 TAGS2021 jersey city municipal electionsJames SolomonRolando Lavarrosteven fulopteam fulop SHARE Facebook Twitter Bayonne man pepper sprayed, arrested after punching cop in the face, authorities say Previous articleAfter fierce public backlash, Jersey City Public Schools to begin reopening on April 29thNext articleJersey City man pleads guilty for role in 2019 Union City bank robbery where $10k was stolen John Heinis center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network ELEC: Fulop & council slate have $1.7M cash on hand, Zuppa leads challengers with $43k RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Bayonne In Jersey City, Mayor Steven Fulop and his council slate have over $1.7 million cash on hand, with Ward C council candidate Tom Zuppa leading declared challengers with around $43,000 COH, according to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. Facebook photo.By John Heinis/Hudson County ViewFulop, who is seeking a third term this fall, individually raised $18,742, but still has about $993,030 available after a strong final fundraising quarter in 2020, his April 16th ELEC report shows. He also does not have a declared challenger as of this writing.Evidently the first quarter of this year, January 1st through March 31st, was dedicated to raising money for his nine candidates for the city council – which includes seven incumbents.Team Fulop brought in about $369,901 during that time frame, with a closing balance of roughly $719, 976, their April 14th filing shows.Ward C Councilman Rich Boggiano, along with his daughter Katrina, donated $2,000 a piece on February 16th, with the city’s executive director of the municipal utilities authority, Joe Coviello, chipping in $1,000 on March 1st, the campaign finance report says.Additionally, MUA Finance Director John Folk gave $2,000 on February 22nd, with Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33) donating $4,300 on January 29th, and Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise writing a $1,000 check on March 1st.DeGise’s daughter, Amy DeGise – the chair of the Hudson County Democratic Organization – is running at-large on Fulop’s ticket.The Friends of Daniel Rivera, a councilman-at-large, contributed $2,000 on January 29th, with Sheriff Frank Schillari following suit on March 1st, offering $500. Ward D Councilman Yousef Saleh also donated $2,000 on February 24th.Furthermore, the city’s Office of Emergency Management Coordinator W. Greg Kierce, gave $1,000 on March 1st, while former Councilman Steve Lipski, the husband of County Commissioner Yraida-Aponte Lipski, put forth the same amount on the same day.On the labor side of things, the UA Political Action Fund contributed $64,800 on March 5th, the New York Hotel Trades Council Non-Federal Cope gave $31,300 on March 17th, and UA Plumbers Local 24 wrote a check for $25,000 on March 1st.As for the independent council challengers, Zuppa raised $13,210 in the first quarter of 2021, with $43,332 cash on hand, his April 16th campaign finance report says.The New Jersey Citizen Rights Initiative gave a max donation of $2,600 on February 26th, with all other contributors giving $500 or less.The third candidate in Ward C, Kevin Bing, raised around $9,368 and has $7,553 cash on hand, his April 14th filing says.Over on the west side of the city, Ward B council hopeful Joel Brooks raised $30,158 and still has $27,842 available to spend, according to his April 13th ELEC report. All of his donors got involved at $1,000 or less.In the Heights, Ward D challenger Danielle Freire banked $12,871 and mostly hasn’t begun spending yet, with $12,100 still available, her April 15th filing shows.Last week, Ward E Councilman James Solomon, who is facing a challenge from Chief Municipal Prosecutor Jake Hudnut, proactively released his April 14th ELEC report, revealing $86,276 from 1,016 different donors and about $90,879 cash on hand.Hudnut is running on Fulop’s slate of candidates.As for Councilman-at-Large Rolando Lavarro, who has not announced his intentions for November yet, a campaign finance report filed on March 1st shows an available balance of $11,058.Declared candidates Frank “Educational” Gilmore and Elvin Dominici, seeking a seat in Ward F and at-large, respectively, both did not file reports yet, according to NJ ELEC’s online database. Bayonne man busted with cocaine, heroin, semi-automatic handgun after fleeing from cops last_img read more

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NBA roundup: Popovich ties for 3rd on wins list

first_imgDeMar DeRozan had 26 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and Gregg Popovich continued his climb up the NBA’s career wins list as the visiting San Antonio Spurs defeated the Detroit Pistons 119-107 on Monday. Popovich earned the 1,221st victory of his career, tying him with Jerry Sloan for third on theNBA’s all-time list among coaches. The 23rd-year Spurs coach trails only Don Nelson (1,335) and Lenny Wilkens (1,332).San Antonio dominated the last three quarters after falling behind early. Just as they did against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, the Pistons got off to a good start, jumping out to a 21-9 lead with 4:55 remaining in the first quarter.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points on 9-of-12 shooting for the Spurs, who have won five straight and six of their last seven. Blake Griffin had 34 points and eight assists, and Andre Drummond had 19 points and 14 rebounds in defeat for the Pistons, who have lost five of six. Rockets 125, Nuggets 113James Harden produced another sparkling double-double but this time received plenty of help as Houston extended its home-court winning streak to 10 games with a victory over Western Conference-leading Denver.Harden paired 32 points with 14 assists. The Rockets also received a career-high 31 points from center Clint Capela (plus nine rebounds) and 21 points apiece from P.J. Tucker and Gerald Green. The Rockets bounced back after having their six-game win streak end Saturday against the Trail Blazers. Houston finished 22 of 47 from behind the arc to outflank the Nuggets, who had a five-game winning streak snapped and lost to the Rockets for the second time this season. Nikola Jokic paced Denver with 24 points and 13 rebounds.Celtics 116, Nets 95Marcus Smart drained 3-pointers on consecutive possessions in the first quarter to begin a game-changing run by host Boston, which went on to beat Brooklyn. The Celtics have won three straight and four of five. The Nets, who were trying to reach .500 beyond the midway point of the season for the first time since the 2013-14 campaign, had a three-game winning streak snapped and lost for just the fourth time in the last 16 games.Kylie Irving, who returned after missing two games with a left eye injury, scored 17 points to lead a balanced Celtics attack. Seven other players scored in double figures for Boston. Rookie Rodions Kurucs scored 24 points and drained five 3-pointers for the Nets.Bucks 114, Jazz 102 Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded 30 points and 10 rebounds to help Milwaukee register a win over visiting Utah.Malcolm Brogdon added 21 points for the Bucks, who won for the 10th time in their past 12 games. Brook Lopez contributed 15 points and eight rebounds, Thon Maker also scored 15 and Khris Middleton had 14 points and seven rebounds.Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points for the Jazz but missed all five shots while going scoreless in the fourth quarter. Rudy Gobert added 14 points and 15 rebounds.Lakers 107, Mavericks 97 Los Angeles put together a dominant third quarter to rally from a 15-point deficit and win at Dallas.Brandon Ingram scored a season-high 29 points, Lonzo Ball had 21 and Michael Beasley, with 13 points, was key contributor in a third quarter the Lakers won 32-13. Los Angeles earned just its second victory in seven games playing without injured star LeBron James.Mavs rookie Luka Doncic finished with a team-high 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Pelicans 114, Grizzlies 95Anthony Davis had 36 points and 13 rebounds as host New Orleans defeated Memphis. The Pelicans, who handed the Cavaliers their ninth consecutive loss on Saturday in Cleveland, gave the Grizzlies their sixth consecutive loss.The Pelicans last won consecutive games during a three-game winning streak from Nov. 16-19. Memphis dropped to 3-13 since a 107-103 victory against the host Pelicans on Dec. 7. Frank Jackson came off the bench to add 17 points for the Pelicans. Mike Conley led Memphis with 22 points and 10 assists, JaMychal Green came off the Grizzlies’ bench to score 16.Kings 111, Magic 95De’Aaron Fox led a balanced attack with 20 points as host Sacramento followed up a record-setting shooting performance with one of its best defensive efforts of the season in a victory over travel-weary Orlando. The Kings limited the Magic to 36.8 percent shooting and the third-lowest scoring output for a Sacramento opponent this season en route to their second straight season-series sweep of Orlando.Terrence Ross came off the bench to score 20 points for the Magic, who were playing their fifth straight on the road and second in two days, having lost to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.Trail Blazers 111, Knicks 101 Jusuf Nurkic scored 20 points to lead six Trail Blazers in double figures as Portland swept to a victory over visiting New York.CJ McCollum and Damian Lillard both added 17 points, and Lillard had nine assists for the Trail Blazers, who won for the ninth time in 13 games. Seth Curry scored 13 points, and Jake Layman and Evan Turner had 10 apiece for Portland.Enes Kanter came off the bench for 18 points and 14 rebounds, Emmanuel Mudiay scored 17 points, and Noah Vonleh contributed 16 points and 14 boards for the Knicks, who have lost in 14 of their past 16 outings.—Field Level Medialast_img read more

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