Brazil to Finance Food for Five African Countries

first_img Brazil will contribute more than 2 million dollars to a new program to purchase food for the poorest inhabitants of Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, and Senegal, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced in Rome on February 21. By Dialogo February 23, 2012 An international propaganda, and if the Brazilian Government is so full of money, why does it not finance hunger, unemployment, health and housing of 40 percent of its population, representing more 40,000,000. The program will be designed by the FAO and the World Food Programme (WFP) and is inspired by the “Zero Hunger” plan, launched in 2003 by then-president Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva, who succeeded in reducing malnutrition in Brazil by around 25 percent, enabling approximately 24 million people to move out of extreme poverty, according to Brazilian government data. Through the agreement, signed at FAO headquarters in Rome, Brazil will finance the purchase of 2,375,000 dollars worth of food produced by small-scale rural workers as well as its distribution to high-risk groups, including children and young people through school feeding programs, the United Nations agency stated. The agreement establishes that the FAO will receive 1,550,000 dollars to supervise the aspects related to production and the supply of seeds and fertilizer, and to increase the capacity of small farmers and associations of rural workers. The FAO, founded in 1945, has been headed since January of this year by Brazilian national José Graziano da Silva, who replaced Jacques Diouf, from Senegal, for the period 2012-2015. For its part, the WFP will receive 800,000 dollars to organize the purchases and distribute the food in schools and among the most vulnerable groups, the statement said. “Besides helping to supplement the diets of hungry people, the project is designed to strengthen local food markets, ultimately helping to improve food security, and preventing future food crises,” the FAO specified. last_img read more

Remembering 9/11

first_imgA memorial plaque at Riverside Gardens Park placed in remembrance of Red Bank resident Mark Hemschoot. Joe McGrath of the Red Bank Elks Lodge recalls the events of Sept. 11, 2001, during the ceremony at Riverside gardens park. Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna speaks during the Sept. 11 remembrance at Riverside Gardens Park, home to the borough’s monument and garden area that honors residents who died on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony was sponsored by the Red Bank Elks Lodge No. 233. Members of the Red Bank Elks Lodge No. 233 and The Chorus of the Atlantic  (in blue shirts) remember the victims of 9/11 on the 11th anniversary of the attacks. The column of light to remember those lost on Sept. 11, 2001 as viewed from Atlantic Highlands.last_img

Public Invited to County 2013 Budget Meetings

first_imgFREEHOLD – The Board of Chosen Freeholders has two budget meetings scheduled in February and two in March.The freeholders are expected Feb. 28 to introduce the 2013 Monmouth County budget.The two meetings will be held in the Hall of Records in Freehold, one from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 27, in a space to be determined, and the second from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 28, in Room 235.The board also will take its budget presentation “on the road” and hold two public meetings in the county libraries during which time there will be a PowerPoint overview of the budget followed by public comment. The first session will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the county’s Eastern Branch Library in Shrewsbury; the second will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the county library headquarters, Symmes Drive, Manalapan.All budget meetings are open to the public.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2016) – Though not a victor in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, Holy Lute is still a force to be reckoned with down the six and-a-half furlong Camino Real hillside turf course and will head a competitive field of 14 in Monday’s $100,000, Grade III, San Simeon Stakes for 3-year-olds and up.Trained by Jim Cassidy and owned by Class Racing Stable, Holy Lute ran his best-ever Beyer Speed figure, a 102, in the Grade III Eddie D. down the hillside Sept. 30, thus giving his connections every confidence to run in the Breeders’ Cup. Though he finished sixth, it was by a beaten margin of only 3 ½ lengths in a field of 14 world class runners. An intact horse at the age of 6, Holy Lute is by Midnight Lute out of the Holy Bull mare, Holy Christmas. With 10 races down the hillside turf since the beginning of 2015, Holy Lute has a record of 10-2-4-0 for the course.Though third in his last outing at Del Mar in the seven furlong (dirt) Carey Grant Stakes on Nov. 20, trainer Kenny Black said Acceptance stumbled badly that day and looks to be running in very similar company on Monday as he did in the California Flag Handicap, a race in which he won by head on Oct. 22 down the hill.Owned by Finish Line Racing and the Ellwood Johnston Trust, the 4-year-old bay colt by Vronsky has a record of 12-4-1-1 and overall earnings of $378,803.The full field, including jockeys and weights, for the Grade III San Simeon Race 6 – Approximate post time of 2:30 p.m. Jimmy Bouncer, Mario Gutierrez, 123Hobbits Hero, Rafael Bejarano, 121Stormy Liberal, Norberto Arroyo, Jr., 121Drummer, Tyler Baze, 121Ohio, Drayden Van Dyke, 121Acceptance, Stewart Elliott, 123Cape Wolfe, Santiago Gonzalez, 121Richard’s Boy, Victor Espinoza, 121He Will, Flavien Prat, 121Tough Sunday, Chantal Sutherland, 121Bettys Bambino, Joel Rosario, 121Holy Lute, Jamie Theriot, 125Horse Laugh, Luis Contreras, 121 Iron Rob, Corey Nakatani, 121last_img read more