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Agriculture Ministry recommends importing more garlic as demand surges

first_imgWith garlic prices already soaring since the start of 2020, the ministry is now seeking not only to stabilize prices but also to mitigate the impacts of disruption to the logistics sector caused by the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic.The average price of garlic rose roughly 30 percent to Rp 44,900 per kilogram from January to March, according to data from the Information Center for Strategic Food Prices (PIHPS), the government’s food price tracker.This is well above President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s preferred price range of between Rp 20,000 and Rp 30,000 per kilogram.Domestic garlic production is also expected to increase in the coming months as Temanggung in Central Java, the country’s center of garlic production, is now in the middle of harvest season. As of last month, the Agriculture Ministry has issued recommendations to import more than 460,000 tons of garlic to ensure sufficient supplies and stabilize soaring prices during Ramadan and Idul Fitri when food demand usually surges.Between March and May, the government actually needs to procure only around 196,000 tons from overseas to meet demand at home, said Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo. Coupled with domestic production, the ministry estimates there will be a surplus of more than 116,000 tons at the end of May.Speaking during an online hearing with House of Representatives Commission IV overseeing food and agriculture on April 16, Sharul said the garlic imports were necessary to stabilize prices during Ramadan, which will begin April 23. “With the current stock, we expect it will be under control and safe, god willing, at least until Idul Fitri,” he said. Last year, the regency’s harvest yielded more than 24,000 tons, or 27 percent of national production.With a garlic shortage at home and demand surging ahead of Ramadan, the Trade Ministry issued last month a regulation to allow companies to import garlic from overseas without having to obtain a permit.As of April 16, 34 containers carrying 29 tons of garlic each had arrived at Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta from China, the world’s largest garlic producer, said Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto.“Based on Trade Ministerial Regulation No. 27/2020, local companies can import without a permit until June 30,” Trade Ministry Domestic Trade Director General Suhanto told The Jakarta Post via text message on Thursday.With the rupiah depreciating against the United States dollar and the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting logistics, importing garlic from China is not only more expensive but also more difficult, according to the Indonesian Onions and Root Vegetables Entrepreneurs (Pusbarindo) trade association.China, where the SARS-CoV-2 virus first emerged in late December, has ended its massive lockdown measures. However, business activities have not fully recovered.“Even in normal times […]  it was difficult for companies to fulfill 100 percent [of the permitted import volumes] in one or two months,” Pusbarindo chairman Valention told the Post in a phone interview on Thursday. “Moreover, financial capacity varies from one firm to another.”According to data from the Agriculture Ministry, garlic imports declined by around 20 percent to more than 465,000 tons between 2018 and 2019.Topics :last_img read more

A Madam Wob Dwiyet Show to be held as part of the 2011 independence celebrations

first_img Tweet LocalNews A Madam Wob Dwiyet Show to be held as part of the 2011 independence celebrations by: – September 2, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! 247 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share Chief Cultural Officer, Mr. Raymond Lawrence.The Cultural Division will this year reintroduce the Madam Wob Dwiyet Show, as part of activities marking the 2011 Independence Celebrations.The Show carded for October 21st, will feature at least seven contestants above the age of 60, who will make presentations in talent and Wob Dwiyet.This year Dominica will celebrate its 33rd Anniversary of Independence from September 18th to November 4th, under the theme; ‘joining hands in unity’.At the media launch of the event on Friday, Chief Cultural Officer, Mr Raymond Lawrence said that they are hoping to promote both the contemporary and traditional culture of Dominica during the celebrations.Mr Lawrence is calling on Dominicans to make a commitment this year to speak creole, promote our culture, eat creole dishes and practice patriotism during the celebrations.“As we celebrate thirty three let us make a special effort and together let us ask God for the grace to rise above our differences and collaborate with others to build and not destroy this beloved nation of ours. We all have a country to build so as our theme says, let’s join hands in unity to build Dominica; the nature island of the world.”The Honorable Minister responsible for Culture, Mrs Justina Charles says that the theme chosen this year calls on citizens to put all ‘petty’ differences aside and ‘join hands in unity to develop our country.’“It is a patriotic call, a call for us to set aside our differences of political colour, of religion, of class or status, of race and to work together for the good of our citizens and of our nation. In order to move the development plan of this nation forward all hands must be on deck, and this must not be just spoken words, but must be reflected in our daily engagements.”Minister for Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs, Honorable Gloria Shillingford believes that an individual responsibility is need for all to make the celebrations successful.“It is with pride and dignity that I call upon Dominicans locally and abroad to rally together for the celebration of this great event which will be celebrated over the period 18th September to November 4th, 2011. This indeed should be a great season for all Dominicans.”The activities will begin with a Church Service on September 18th followed by the Official Opening on September 24th. Other events will include cultural competitions, history week, Miss Wob Dwiyet Show, Market days, Heritage day, Creole in the Park and the well-renowned World Creole Music Festival.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Castle Bruce Secondary School receives cheque from AID Bank

first_img Share Share Share : L-R Daphne Vidal (Marketing Executive, DDA), Ginette Languedoc (Teacher, Castle Bruce Secondary School), Nyana George (Student, Castle Bruce Secondary School) and Josephine Dechausay Titre (Special Projects / Communication Coordinator, AID Bank). Roseau, Dominica – (May 21, 2012) – The Castle Bruce Secondary School is the recipient of a $500 cheque from the Dominica Agricultural and Industrial Development Bank, one of the co-sponsors of this year’s Tourism Youth Congress (TYC). The cheque was awarded to the school for having successfully competed in the TYC held on May 3, 2012 as part of activities to mark Tourism Awareness Month. Nyana George, a fourth form student and the representative of the Castle Bruce Secondary School, in her first presentation, convinced the judges that vagrancy is a threat to the future of the tourism industry and recommended concrete ways in which the problem can be addressed. Nyanna GeorgeIn the second round, Miss George impressed the judges with her description of her community, Castle Bruce, as the next tourist paradise. She competed against students from the Convent High School, the North East Comprehensive School, the Pierre Charles Secondary School, the Dominica Community High School, the Dominica Grammar School, the Orion Academy, the Portsmouth Secondary School, the Saint Mary’s Academy and the Wesley High School.Nyana George will represent Dominica at the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Tourism Youth Congress in St. Kitts and Nevis in October 2012. Press Release Tweetcenter_img EducationLocalNewsSecondary Castle Bruce Secondary School receives cheque from AID Bank by: – May 22, 2012 183 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Martinique team defeats Dominica Signman X-Men in basketball tournament

first_img 48 Views   no discussions Signman X-Men team membersDominica Signman X-Men returned to Dominica on Sunday after a satisfactory visit to Martinique to participate in the Charles Fidelin Invitational Basketball Tournament July 10 to 15, 2012. The teams which were expected to participate were Host Golden Star of Martinique, College Team from Canada, and Professional Team from France, St Lucia Club Team and Clayton State Lakers from Georgia USA. Regrettably St Lucia did not arrive but the games began with a schedule X-Men playing host Golden Star on Thursday and Friday, with a mix team of X-Men and Golden Star playing the team from Canada on Saturday.The other scheduled games were Canada versus France on Wednesday, Clayton State versus Canada on Thursday and France versus Clayton State on Saturday.Dominica Signman X-Men did not fare well in the first game against Golden Stars as X-Men not accustom to playing on hard wood and glass backboard did not adjust to these new conditions and for some of the players their first time at such a tournament. However the team played its best but lost to Golden Star by a score of 63 points to 50 points, top scoring for X-Men were Davidson Toulon 12 points and Joseph Hypolite 10 points.The second which by all independent accounts should have been a victory for X-Men, but in the end the home court advantages were much to overcome despite the valiant effort to defeat the host Golden Star. The final score was Golden Star 74 points to X-Men 71 points, top scoring for X-Men was guest player Ramal Carbon 35 points and Peter Ricketts 14 points. Of note the performance by Carbon and Ricketts got instant request to play in Martinique which has in place a semi-pro league offering free passage and living expenses while in Martinique with a stipend.But more interest was my discussion with the US coach when he indicated how impressed he was of Carbon and hopefully we can work something out for the young man.Press Release Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! NewsSports Martinique team defeats Dominica Signman X-Men in basketball tournament by: – July 17, 2012last_img read more

I’m passionate about Super Eagles – Joseph Yobo

first_img Promoted Content10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney PrincessesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TruePink Pineapples Exist – In Case You Didn’t KnowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?7 Of The Best Top Models From IndiaWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo has said he was excited with the new position and he is ready to contribute positively to get the best out of the team. “I’m thankful to God for this opportunity, I’m super excited to be appointed as the assistant coach of the Super Eagles. “I’m passionate about the super Eagles and this new chapter of my life and the new challenge ahead and I can’t wait to get started.” the former skipper stated. Read Also:Breaking: NFF appoints Joseph Yobo as Super Eagles’ assistant coach Yobo was capped 101 times and represented the Super Eagles at three FIFA World Cups and six Africa Cup of Nations tournaments. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former Everton defender was appointed as the assistant to coach Gernot Rohr by the NFF on Wednesday after relieving Imama Amapakabo of his duties with the team. Speaking via Brila FM on Thursday morning, Yobo said he is really excited and cannot wait to get started.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

Geneva Seegmueller Cecil, 90, Cedar Grove, Indiana

first_imgGeneva R. Seegmueller Cecil, age 90, of Cedar Grove, Indiana died Saturday evening January 26, 2019 at Ft. Hamilton Hughes Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio.Born October 10, 1928 in Big Leatherwood, Perry County Kentucky she was the daughter of the late William & Susan (Melton) Ratliff. She was married to Fred Seegmueller, and he preceded her in death on May 16, 1978; she later married Evans C. “Dusty” Cecil in 1985, and he preceded her in death on July 11, 2012.A homemaker, Geneva had also worked for several years at Sperry Rubber & Plastic in Brookville. She was a member of the Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church, and the Presbyterian Women; in her leisure time she enjoyed flowers and flower gardening.Survivors include three children, Helen (Don) Anderson of Seattle, Washington, Don (Donna) Seegmueller of Greensburg, Indiana and Robert (Bonny) Seegmueller of Cedar Grove, Indiana; six grandchildren, 1 great-grandaughter, Isabella Monroe; two sisters, Hattie Sanders of Brookville, Indiana and Nancy Kunkel of Connersville, Indiana.In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Blain, Saul, Homer, Charlie & Nando Ratliff.Family & friends may visit from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Andy Zinsmeister, pastor of the Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church will officiate the Funeral Services at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, January 31, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church. The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Geneva Seegmueller Cecil, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Moyes confident of climbing table

first_img Press Association “Tom Cleverley had double vision, Jonny Evans’ back stiffened up and Rafa went over on his ankle on the touchline,” Moyes said of the triple change. “It forced me into three changes at half-time, which disrupted the momentum of the team a little bit and the fluency of the team. I was pleased with the lads that came on.” Moyes is hopeful the trio will be available for Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Real Socieded, although concedes Rafael is the biggest doubt. The injuries were the only negatives in a fine afternoon for United, whose strikers Van Persie and Rooney impressed once again. “I thought there was great combination play between them,” Moyes said. “I think they both made the goal for each other. “There was good link-up play, so I am just starting to see really good signs from the two of them. “It was great that they both got on the scoresheet because that is what forwards do and I have always said we need these boys to get a hatful of goals if you’re going to be successful. “They are both incredibly talented and both understand each other and the talents one another have got, so they are both excellent players.” Moyes also praised Fulham for the way they came out in the second half, coming close on several occasions to adding to Kacaniklic’s strike. The Scot’s kind words, though, were nothing compared to the anger aimed at Jol by Fulham fans. “Jol out” was chanted on several occasions against United, making his position at the helm look increasingly precarious. Asked how he felt on the touchline after Moyes’ side scored their three goals, the Dutchman said: “Lonely, very lonely. “We had aspirations, we were ambitious before the game. We really wanted to do well. “I’ve got a great team with a great team spirit. Dimitar Berbatov was skippering us again, so he wanted to win as a captain. “The players wanted to win for him and maybe a little bit for me and for the club. To concede goals like that looked horrendous.” As if a third-straight loss was not bad enough, Fulham may well now lose Sascha Riether to a ban after a late stamp on Adnan Januzaj was not punished by referee Lee Probert – an incident missed by Moyes and Jol. “That would be disappointing,” Jol said about a potential ban. “If it is true, then we have to talk to him. “I have got some good back-up players as well, so that is not a disaster. The result is a disaster.” The victory at Craven Cottage was their fourth in succession in all competitions and the first time United have secured back-to-back league wins under the former Everton manager. “We knew we would have to pick up points as we went along and I was always confident that would happen,” Moyes said. “It was a good victory, an important victory for us. It gets you three points and hopefully we will try and continue doing that and keep the momentum building. “Our job is to climb the league table. We want to get the nearer the top and I have got no doubt that by the end of the season we will. “Where we are right now I don’t think is really that important, except that you don’t want to let the teams get too far away from you and we’ve got to try and make sure they don’t. “We’re going to have keep building on today’s performance and the performances of the last week or so.” United’s win came courtesy of three goals in 13 first-half minutes, with dodgy defending and clinical finishing allowing Antonio Valencia, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney to net. Fulham pulled one back when Alex Kacaniklic’s shot deflected in off Rooney, with the hosts impressing in a second half in which United started with the enforced substitutions of Tom Cleverley, Jonny Evans and Rafael. Life after Sir Alex Ferguson was always going to be difficult, but few could have predicted United being eight points off the pace after nine matches. They remain eighth in the Premier League after Saturday’s 3-1 defeat of Fulham, although Moyes’ side are slowly quietening the naysayers. Momentum is building at Manchester United and manager David Moyes is confident the reigning champions will soon be challenging for the title.last_img read more

Guyana finish second overall at Caribbean TT Championships

first_img-Lowe and Britton win bronze medals on final dayA good all-round performance by home team, Guyana, propelled them to an overall second place finish at the 61st edition of the Senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championships, which concluded last evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.Women’s singles champion Cuban Daniela Carrazana Fonseca (second from left), with second place finisher Dominican Esmerlyn Castro (left) and joint third place finishers Eva Brito (DR) and Guyanese Trenace Lowe (right).Although Guyana ended without a gold medal, the side still tallied 750 points. Only the Dominican Republic, who dominated the doubles and the team events, finished with more points. Their 1530 points highlighted their supremacy at the meet.Barbados finished third with 640 points, due mostly to their performance in the Masters: victory for Trevor Farley (males) and silver for Angela Reid (females).Cuba and Puerto Rico were superior in their game-play, but the former came with a small team (no female team), while Puerto Rico only travelled with a men’s team.Despite the limitation, Cuba still managed a fourth-place finish after tallying 600 points. Daniela Carrazana Fonseca, the lone Cuban female participant, was one of the standout performers at the tournament. The 19-year-old finished with the Women’s Singles title yesterday to go with the U-19 title which she had won earlier in the week.Puerto Rico finished fifth in the points table after second-place finishes in the Men’s team and the men’s singles competitions.Jamaica, who copped a gold medal via Sandra Riettie in the women’s over-45 singles, finished sixth with 250 points.Trinidad and Tobago ended on 70 points for a seventh-place position, while St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Guadeloupe and Martinique brought up the rear.FINAL DAY MEDALYesterday, Guyana bowed out in the semi-finals (automatic bronze) of the senior singles in both the male and female divisions.Shemar Britton, who finished with a silver medal in the U-21 competition, defeated Martinique player Fabrice Elie-Dit-Cosaque 3-0 (11-4, 11-8 and 11-7) in the first round before he got the better of Dominican Samuel Galvez 3-0 (11-8, 11-8 and 11-9).In a replay of the semi-finals of the U-21 and last year’s U-21 championship clash, Britton again defeated Barbadian player Tyrese Knight. His latest victory ended 4-1 (11-5, 11-6, 4-11, 11-9 and 11-5).Guyana tallied 750 points for a second place finish at the championships.In the semi-final, Britton fell to Puerto Rican player Hector Berrios 1-4 (8-11, 11-6, 7-11, 9-11 and 10-12).Guyana had seven players in the two-day senior competition and five made it to the round of 16, but only Britton advanced.Nigel Bryan, who defeated Samuel Delepine from Martinique 3-1 (7-11, 11-7, 11-8 and 11-8), fell 1-3 to Ricardo Jimenez from Puerto Rico in the next round.Team captain Christopher Franklin got past Barbadian Marcus Smith 3-1 (11-5, 7-11, 11-5 and 11-4), but lost to U-21 champion Livan Martinez in the round of 16, while Elishaba Johnson got the better of Jamaican Mark Phillips in the opening round 3-2 (12-10, 12-10, 5-11, 8-11 and 11-4) before falling to Dominican Isaac Vila in the round of 16.Guyana’s other representative in the men’s single was Colin France. The 62-year-old, who finished with a bronze medal in the Over-45 competition, got past Trinidadian Derron Douglas in the opening round 3-1 (6-11, 11-8, 12-10 and 11-6), before he fell to Berrios.Trenace Lowe ended with a bronze for the local side. The female captain defeated Barbadian Janae Lewis 3-1 in the opening round (11-5, 6-11, 11-8 and 11-6), before she got past another Barbadian, Kenady King, in the quarter-final via a score of 4-0 (11-6, 11-8, 11-2 and 11-6). She, however, fell to eventual silver medallist, Esmerlyn Castro 0-4 (9-11, 6-11, 6-11 and 7-11) in the next round.Guyana had players in three of the four quarter-final clashes. Natalie Cummings got past Jamaican Dadrian Lewus 3-0 (11-4, 11-9 and 11-7) in the round of 16, before losing to Dominican Eva Brito 1-4 (6-11, 8-11, 11-6 11-13, 11-13), while Jody-Ann Blake who defeated Barbadian Krystle Harvey 3-1 (9-11, 11-5, 11-9 and 16-14) in the round of 16, suffered a heartbreaking loss to Castro in the final eight. The match finished 4-0 to Castro, but the first three games were very close at 12-10, 14-12, 14-12 before an 11-4 loss.last_img read more

Ghanaian Opponents Warn Fijabi, Joe Boy

first_imgSpeaking in Lagos shortly after arrival on Monday, King said he is familiar with the way Fijabi fights, having watched him on television during editions of GOtv Boxing Night, and he is confident of handing him his first defeat.“I have seen him fight many times and he is way below my standard. I have fought tougher boxers, including world champions. Fijabi has lost before stepping into the ring. Ghana has won. We are better than Nigeria in sports and I will prove that by beating Fijabi hands down,” bragged King.His compatriot, Richard Amenfu, who comes up against national lightweight champion, Oto Joseph, in an international challenge bout, also dismissed his Nigerian opponent as inferior to him. Echoing King, Amenfu said the two Ghanaians were in Nigeria to reinforce the country’s supremacy over Nigeria.“Oto who?” he asked derisively. “Ghana has far better boxers than this guy and anybody in Nigeria. We will wipe the floor with your lot and it does not matter that the bouts are taking place in your country,” ranted Amenfu.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ghana’s Raphael Kwabena King, who is billed to fight Nigeria’s Olaide Fijabi has boasted his opponent will taste defeat when they face each other in an international light welterweight challenge bout at GOtv Boxing Night 9 on October 2.The event, billed for the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos, will feature six other fights.last_img read more