Ex-County Council member faces more sex abuse charges

first_imgORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A former county council member and ex-South Carolina state trooper has been granted bail again despite facing charges of sexually abusing girls in two counties and federal charges of lying while trying to buy a gun in December. Ex-Bamberg County Councilman Kerry Trent Kinard remains jailed for now pending a federal hearing. He faces up to life in prison if convicted of sex abuse in Bamberg County. Now he’s also charged in Jasper County, where a woman says she was 16 when Kinard abused her. Defense attorney Bakari Sellers says Kinard is innocent, but was “stupid” to deny facing felonies while trying to buy a gun.last_img read more

Dominica hosts Representatives of Henderson Sport Group and engage in partnership talks

first_img Tweet 27 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! LocalNewsSports Dominica hosts Representatives of Henderson Sport Group and engage in partnership talks by: – July 21, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Share In photo: The Discover Dominica Authority’s logo. Photo credit: onelovelivity.comRoseau, Dominica – (July 21, 2011) –The Discover Dominica Authority and the Dominica Watersports Association (DWA) welcome sales agents and executives from Henderson Sport Group to the island this week.  Company executives and sales representatives from throughout the United States arrived on island on July 19 in anticipation of sealing the partnership. Dominica now considers Henderson “Destination Partners” as we seek to promote Dominica as a dive destination.This partnership is expected to expose more people to the potential of Dominica in the dive industry and increase the awareness of the island. While on island the group will be diving with local operators, visiting some of the unique attractions on the island and meeting with the local dive operators and members of the DWA.  A round-table discussion with dive operators will be held on Saturday, July 23, at the Fort Young Hotel. This opportunity presents a time for the local dive operators to foster relationships with the Henderson representatives and increase contacts and business for their respective operations.The DWA President Mr. Simon Walsh stated, “The DWA is pleased to develop a strategic relationship with Henderson Sport Group and believe this is an opportunity to create ambassadors who will return to the United States to market and promote Dominica.”This venture is possible thanks to the support and sponsorship of many of our local partners – Fort Young Hotel, Dive Dominica, KHATTS, Sunset Bay Club, Anchorage Hotel & Dive Centre, Cool Breeze Tours, Archipelago Trading and the members of DWA.The Discover Dominica Authority continues to work with journalists, travel agents and tour operators in its various overseas markets to ensure that the island receives as much exposure as possible in an effort to attract visitors to the island.Colin Piper, Director of Tourism, Discover Dominica Authority, added, “Dive operators play a vital role as representatives of a key product on the island.  Providing a top quality experience is important to maintain growth within the industry.  We thank them for their enthusiastic participation and encourage them to continue doing an excellent job as we work together to ensure that Dominica is the destination of choice for any Caribbean vacation and diving experience.”Press ReleaseDISCOVER DOMINICA AUTHORITYlast_img read more

New Aquaculture Handbook is a Tool for Improving Pakistani Farmer Incomes and

first_imgPakistan’s fish farmers and entire aquaculture industry have a new resource to encourage success. The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) produced the Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded FEEDing Pakistan project.The handbook, released this week at a launching ceremony in Karachi, shares knowledge from the three-year FEEDing Pakistan project and insight from international experts.WISHH’s FEEDing Pakistan has assisted approximately 2,000 Pakistani fish farmers and helped increase the market value of fish produced—tilapia—from zero at the beginning of the project to an estimated 450 mill rupees ($4.5 million USD) in 2014.“We congratulate Pakistan’s fish farmers, academics, members of the private sector, and government officials. Their participation and dedication to increased knowledge resulted in quick adoption of new technologies and best management practices,” said R.S.N. Janjua, who leads the project as ASA/WISHH Country Representative. “Rapid acceptance and investment in new ideas, including soy-based floating fish feed, is scaling up Pakistan’s aquaculture industry to help fill Pakistan’s protein gap in human diets and contribute to the food security of Pakistan.”University of Arizona College of Agriculture Director of International Programs Kevin Fitzsimmons added that consumer demand for tilapia has also spilled over to an increased demand for better quality carp and trout.An ASA/WISHH assessment found that Pakistan had an extensive system of fish farming but no commercial, high-protein, floating, extruded fish feeds were produced in the country. To implement FEEDing Pakistan, ASA/WISHH chose to partner with Kansas State University (KSU) to capitalize on their world-renowned expertise in feed production technology.KSU conducted training courses on fish feed manufacturing and best management aquaculture practices with University of Arizona collaboration. In addition, KSU provided technical assistance to industry stakeholders.Results of FEEDing Pakistan include a project trainee and co-owner of a Pakistani company, Oryza Organics Pvt. Ltd., who established Pakistan’s first extruder dedicated to the production of floating fish feed. Another trainee, the CEO of Tawakkal Fish Farms, started buying the soy-based floating fish feed from Oryza. Tawakkal has made multiple investments in their facility, creating the first private-sector tilapia hatchery in Pakistan. This year, Tawakkal plans to sell approximately 3 million young tilapia to other farmers, and in the future, to expand to 10 million tilapia fry per annum.During the project, ASA/WISHH provided U.S.-soy formulated floating feed for feeding demonstrations reaching hundreds of farmers. FEEDing Pakistan demonstration tilapia fish averaged 600 grams per fish–double the weight of traditional Pakistan fish harvests. The tilapia received a premium in the local market place and increased enthusiasm for further development of Pakistan’s aquaculture industry with soy-based fish feeds. Pakistani fish farmers had never seen such results. ASA/WISHH also worked directly with a variety of farmers who are now selling live tilapia in multiple markets.The Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan contains 12 chapters on the entire farm-to-consumer aquaculture value chain. Lead editor is Kevin Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., past president of the World Aquaculture Society. Co-editor is R.S.N. Janjua, Ph.D.  Local lead author is Muhammad Ashraf, Ph.D., Dean, Faculty of Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pattoki Campus, Punjab-Pakistan.There is no charge to access the book that is available to download through WISHH’s website by clicking here.For further information about the FEEDing Pakistan project, click here to view “The Blue Revolution” documentary which includes project highlights and achievements.WISHH is a trade-development organization. Since U.S. soybean farmers founded WISHH in 2000, it has worked in 24 countries to improve diets, as well as encouraged growth of food industries. The WISHH program is managed from ASA’s world headquarters in St. Louis. For more information, visit the website.last_img read more