Chopped fresh cilantroSmall whole wheat flour tortillas (6 to 7 inch diameter), warmed (optional)1 Heat large nonstick … This recipe for sweet potato beef mash-up is from beefitswhatsfordinner.com.1 lb ground beef (93% lean or leaner)1/2 cup water, divided4 teaspoons taco seasoning mix, divided 1 large sweet potato, cut into 1/2 inch cubes1 medium yellow onion, chopped1 tablespoon vegetable oil1/4 cup Greek or regular nonfat yogurt1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
The Smart Agriculture for Climate Resilience programme is the first provincial climate change policy for agriculture in South Africa, and specifically focuses on food security. (Image: Darling Tourism Via Media Club South Africa)A collaboration between the University of Cape Town and two provincial government department seeks to develop long-term resistance methods to climate change.Western Cape agriculture plays an important role in South Africa’s economy in terms of job creation and socio-economic development, even while it is vulnerable to climate change.The university and the departments of agriculture, and environmental affairs and development planning recognised that a strategic and co-ordinated approach was needed to develop long-term resilience to climate change. This could be done through climate-smart agriculture and by placing the sector on a clear pathway towards a green economy.Their collaboration has brought about the Smart Agriculture for Climate Resilience programme. It is the first provincial climate change policy for agriculture in South Africa, and specifically focuses on food security. It promotes climate-smart agriculture.SMART AGRICULTUREThe programme is tied to the Western Cape’s five-year provincial strategic plan and the strategic goals of the provincial department of agriculture. One of the key goals is to optimise the sustainable use of water and land resources to increase climate-smart agricultural production.Collaborative planning and action within and between public and private sectors includes players such as organised agriculture and industry associations, farmers, agri-processors and agri-business, labour and civil society, and research and academic institutions.According to the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), the project has achieved an understanding of expected climate risks as well as effects on and vulnerabilities in agriculture. It has established important linkages between resource sectors, water, energy and agricultural production. It has also shown that vulnerability is high across the sector.The project’s framework to battle the harsh impact of climate change has been its biggest success so far. It has identified regions that have a milder climate and where climate change will not be as dramatic.These may become the future centres of food production.ADAPTING TO A CHANGING CLIMATEThe province has already shown it has the capacity to adapt, with local companies already providing energy-saving low-carbon solutions to farms and agri-businesses. Leading wine estates have installed energy-saving measures and systems for renewable energy generation.The Fruit Look Project is a prime example of how the province is adapting. The project uses satellite images to help fruit farmers increase their irrigation efficiency. These solutions must be harnessed to stimulate innovation and technology transfer for climate change adaptation and mitigation.It takes a strong spatial approach, and has created 23 spatial zones. This is because the risks and effects of climate change differ widely across the province. It is all dependent on climate, soils, vegetation and farming systems.Through this project the western marginal grain zones such as the Rooi Karoo-Aurora, are expected to shift to livestock production. This zone will become hotter and drier. Some zones could benefit from mild warming and wetting, for example the southern GrootBrak-Plett zone.According to the ACDI, the project proposes a focus on four strategic areas, with the aim to:Promote a climate-resilient low-carbon production system that is productive, competitive, equitable and ecologically sustainable.Strengthen effective climate disaster risk-reduction and management for agriculture.Strengthen monitoring, data and knowledge management and sharing, and lead strategic research for climate change and agriculture.Ensure good co-operative governance and joint planning for effective climate change response implementation for agriculture.Public and private partnerships are helping to make South Africa’s food security mission a success. Play your Part too; and send us your story.
Tags:#cloud#Products audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market The launch of Amazon’s Cloud Drive may not have seemed like an innovative move as more consumers are opting to stream rather than download their music. But it was a disruption enough to cause some record labels to bark back at Amazon and chastise the company for not getting their permission to launch a cloud-based storage and music player. Their permission, and of course, their licensing.But Billboard reports that Amazon has responded to some of these music industry complaints with a letter contending that since the launch of Cloud Drive two weeks ago, that MP3 sales are up.Infamous for not ever releasing the sales figures to back up these sorts of claims (the same goes for claims about sales of Kindles and e-books, for example), Amazon doesn’t say how much sales are up. But it insists that the new cloud-based storage will help, not hurt the industry.Amazon also reiterated its stance that, since the Cloud Drive is akin to an external hard-drive or an online back-up service, there is no requirement for it to obtain licensing agreements with music labels.“Cloud Player is a media management and play-back application not unlike Windows Media Player and any number of other media management applications that let customers manage and play their music. It requires a license from content owners no more than those applications do. It really is that simple.”The letter does indicate that as Amazon adds features to the Cloud Drive and associated MP3 player, that it may seek licenses. The letter ends with, “expect to hear more from us on potential licensing in the near future.”As both Google and Apple are reportedly working on their own versions of cloud music storage, it’s not surprising that Amazon wants to be firm in its argument that it doesn’t need the record industry’s approval on these efforts. To have to negotiate deals would set it back as these major players all move to provide customers with some sort of storage and streaming cloud-based service.
Make plans to attend the Basic Money Management and Calendar-Based Budgeting web conference on Tuesday, September 25 at 11 a.m. eastern with speaker Anita McKinney.McKinney is a faculty member at the University of Florida and teaches basic financial literacy topics for clients of social service agencies, conducts worksite educational programs, trains social service employees to work with clients on money issues, organizes 20 Master Money Mentors and approximately 100 Financial Education Volunteers. This presentation will be McKinney’s second on behalf of the Military Families Learning Network; she presented “Talking with Military Kids About Money” in February of this year.This 90-minute web conference will cover:7 steps to building a spending and savings plan that is likely to be followed.Using a money management calendar as a tracking and planning tool.Money management styles.Bank and credit union account management.Practical teaching tools for working with groups and individuals as they develop budgeting and account management skills.No registration is required to join this web conference. However, to connect to the web conference, which is hosted by the Department of Defense, security certificates must be installed if you are not located on a military installation. To install these certificates on a PC, please follow these instructions.To review resources for the web conference in advance, please review this document.
MOST READ NU Lady Bulldogs. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University came through in the clutch to take down Ateneo, 25-19, 25-19, 20-25, 12-25, 15-7, and score its second straight win in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Bulldogs raced to the top of the standings with a 2-0 record while the Lady Eagles slipped to 0-2, their worst start since Season 73 when they began 1-1. ADVERTISEMENT “First we need our deserved respect, and by that we should work hard for each of our point,” said Castillo in Filipino. “Second is ‘whistle to whistle’ that whatever happens, if the opponent or us scores, we will give it all.”“Lastly was our communication.”Castillo said Nabor had a hard time conveying plays to her teammates, be it the noise of the crowd or the pressure of the situation.“Jasmine had a hard time communicating with her teammates when she was giving out instructions, but they quickly fixed it.”Jaja Santiago asserted her dominance over Ateneo with a game-high 26 points while Nabor had 11 points and 29 excellent sets.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Jhoanna Maraguinot led Ateneo with 16 points while Tolentino and Ponggay Gaston added 12 and 10 points, respectively. Norovirus at Olympics has officials scrambling, worried Read Next After letting the Lady Eagles swoop down on them in the fourth set, the Lady Bulldogs went into the offensive in the fifth and deciding set.NU capitalized on Kat Tolentino’s error late in the fifth set to take an 11-7 lead before Audrey Paran scored a block for the Lady Bulldogs’ 12-7 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThen it was up to Jasmine Nabor to knock the Lady Eagles out cold scoring three straight service aces with the last one landing square in the middle of Ateneo’s defense to end the match for NU.NU head coach Babes Castillo said they had a momentarily lapse in communication in the third and fourth sets and that allowed Ateneo to force a fifth one, but he immediately reminded his team the three components that allowed the Lady Bulldogs to start with a two-set lead. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments
PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Mike Willman, Santa Anita’s director of publicity, confirmed that surgeons determined the animal couldn’t be saved because of loss of blood flow to the injured limb.The three deaths in nine days follow nearly six weeks without a fatality at the scenic race track northeast of Los Angeles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBut 26 horses have died in either racing or training since the current race meeting opened on December 26.The fatalities sparked protests from animal rights activists and resulted in extensive tests of the surface and subsurface of the dirt track — which found no apparent cause for the increase in breakdowns. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Tennis and tropical plants: New French Open court is wild ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Horses race at the Santa Anita Racetrack as controversy continues over the high number of horse deaths at the track in Arcadia, California on May 26, 2019. – Santa Anita Park averaged more than 55 horse deaths per year from 2008-18, according to data from the California Horse Racing Board, a total of 553 deaths in all, but this year’s major rise in deaths is under investigation. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)A third horse has died in nine days at Santa Anita Park, bringing the equine death toll at the Southern California track to 26 since December 26.Track officials confirmed that 9-year-old gelding Kochees was euthanized on Sunday, a day after suffering a leg injury in a $10,000 claiming race.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Stronach Group, owners of Santa Anita and other tracks around the country, has proposed changes to promote horse welfare including a reduction in race-day administration of medications and the elimination of the use of riding crops except to ensure safety.Stronach officials, including president and chief executive Belinda Stronach, wanted to extend the reforms to their facilities in other states as well, but have encountered resistance from some working in the racing industry.Santa Anita is slated to stage this year’s Breeders’ Cup on November 1-2.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
After a massive day one at the 2006 National Touch League, the players were back for another big day of competition in Coffs Harbour. After the drama and upsets from the first day, it was anyone’s guess as to what would unfold on day two.Read this story for the full results and match of the round summaries from day two, this will be updated regularly throughout the day…All draws, results, ladders and statistics can also be viewed at the TFA Sporting Pulse website which can be accessed using this link: TFA SPORTING PULSE WEBSITEDay 2:9:00amMens Open: Suns (15) def Crusaders (1)Mens Open: Rustlers (13) def Eagles (2)Mens Open: Hornets (6) def Barbarians (4)Mixed Open: Mets (8) def Cyclones (2)Mixed Open: Suns (6) def Rustlers (3)Mens 20’s: Eagles (8) def Barbarians (3)Mens 20’s: Sharks (7) def Hornets (2)Both the Suns and the Rustlers performed well in the opening round of day two of the Mens Open division, recording convincing wins and finding crossing the scoreline a relatively easy task. The Mets continued their winning ways in the Mixed Open division, defeating the Cyclones 8-2. The Eagles continue to hold sway in the Mens 20’s with their 8-3 win over the Barbarians keeping them near the top of the ladder. 9:50amMixed Open: Scorpions (12) def Barbarians (4)Mixed Open: Cobras (10) def Rebels (5)Mens 20’s: Mets (7) def Cyclones (4)Mens Open: Cobras (12) def ACT (0)Mens Open: Mets (12) def Cyclones (4)Mens Open: Sharks (13) def Rebels (2)Both the Scorpions and the Cobras showed the Mets that they consider themselves serious finals contenders after showing they also have a significant arsenal of scoring power. The Scorpions recorded a 12-4 win over Barbarians, and the Cobras defeated the Rebels, 10-5.Pool A in the Mens Open division remains tight with Cobras, Mets and Sharks all excelling in their round three games today.10:40amMens 20’s: Rustlers (7) def Crusaders (1)Mens 20’s: Cobras (9) def ACT (2)Womens 20’s: Sharks (18) def Scorpions (0)Womens Open: Sharks (7) def Eagles (3)Womens Open: Hornets (7) def Scorpions (2)Womens Open: Rustlers (6) def Rebels (2)The Sharks Womens 20’s have restored their confidence after yesterday’s loss, with an 18-0 win over Scorpions.In the Mens 20’s division, Rustlers defeated Crusaders, 7-1 and Cobras beat ACT, 9-2. Alyce Hulbert and Toni Eltherington are leading the way as the Sharks top scorers.There have been no surprises in the Womens Open division with Sharks and Rustlers remaining undefeated on day two so far.11:30amWomens 20’s: Suns (8) def Rebels (2)Womens 20’s: Hornets (3) def Cyclones (1)Womens 20’s: ACT (7) def Mets (1)Womens Open: Crusaders (4) def Cyclones (2)Womens Open: Mets (10) def ACT (1)Womens Open: Suns (4) def Barbarians (3)ACT is looking good in the Womens 20’s division after a convincing 7-1 win over Mets.An encouraging win for the Crusaders, who defeated Cyclones 4-2. in the Womens Open’s. A good win also for the Suns, who fought a tough battle with Barbarians.12:20pmMens Open: Scorpions (8) def Rustlers (5)Mens Open: Hornets (11) def Eagles (3)Mens Open: Barbarians (11) def Crusaders (5)Womens 20’s: Eagles (7) def Crusaders (1)Mixed Open: Rustlers (7) def Cyclones (5)Mixed Open: Scorpions (7) v Rebels (4)Womens 20’s: Cobras (6) def Rustlers (1)In what promised to be one of the closest matches of the day, Scorpions defeated Rustlers in the Mens Open division. It was tense at half time, with both teams going into the break with four touchdowns. Scorpions lifted in the second half to eventually win, 8-5.Also in the Mens Open division, Hornets are looking dangerous after a 11-3 victory over Eagles.1:10pmMens Open: Sharks (5) def Cobras (2)Mens Open: Cyclones (7) def ACT (6)Mens Open: Mets (13) def Rebels (2)Mixed Open: Sharks (9) def Mets (5)Mixed Open: Suns (9) def Barbarians (0)Mens 20’s: Eagles (4) def Suns (2)Mens 20’s: Mets (11) def Crusaders (4)The crowd at Coffs Harbour didn’t know which ‘Hot Match of the Round’ to watch this timeslot, with exciting matches being played between Sharks and Cobras in the Mens Open and in Mixed Open, a 2005 NTL Grand Final replay between Mets and Sharks. Sharks were victorious in both games, with players from all teams providing thrilling entertainment for the crowd.In Mens 20’s, the Eagles recorded an impressive win over Suns, 4-2.2:00pmWomens Open: Sharks (3) def Cobras (1)Womens Open: Rustlers (7) v Eagles (0)Womens Open: Scorpions (4) def Rebels (2)Mens 20’s: Sharks (12) def Barbarians (2)Mens 20’s: Cyclones (10) def ACT (3)Mens 20’s: Rustlers (4) drew Hornets (4)In the Womens Open division, Scorpions played well to record their first win of the tournament, defeating Rebels 4-2.Also in Womens Open, the ‘Hot Match of the Round’ was a fast and skillful game between some of the best players Queensland has to offer. Sharks were victorious over Cobras, 3-1.Sharks had an impressive 12-2 win over the Barbarians in the Mens 20’s competition. Sharks player Ashley Shepherd is currently the top touchdown scorer in the Mens 20’s with a total of eight touchdowns.2:50pmWomens Open: Mets (14) def Barbarians (4)Womens Open: Suns (7) def Crusaders (4)Womens Open: Cyclones (5) def ACT (4)Womens 20’s: Hornets (16) def Scorpions (0)Womens 20’s: ACT (8) def Crusaders (2)Womens 20’s: Rebels (5) def Cyclones (4)In the Womens Open division, defending Champs, Mets continue to dominate their pool after defeating Barbarians 14-4.Also in Womens Open, the Suns are still a team to watch after defeating Crusaders, 7-4.Hornets outshone the Scorpions in Womens 20’s, winning 16-0 and the Rebels defeated Cyclones 5-4 in a close match.3:40pmWomens 20’s: Cobras (4) def Eagles (2)Womens 20’s: Mets (6) def Rustlers (2)Womens 20’s: Sharks (5) def Suns (2)Mixed Open: Cobras (7) def Rustlers (3)Mixed Open: Mets (6) def Suns (2)Mixed Open: Scorpions (9) def Cyclones (6)In the Womens 20’s division, the Sharks are still looking strong, after defeating Suns 5-2.In the Mixed Open division, Cobras defeated Rustlers 7-3 and Mets and Scorpions also recorded good wins. 4:30pmMens 20’s: Cyclones (5) def Hornets (2)Mens 20’s: Suns (8) def Crusaders (3)Mens 20’s: Sharks (3) def ACT (1)Mens Open: Suns (13) def Barbarians (8)Mens Open: Rustlers (12) def Crusaders (0)Mens Open: Scorpions (10) def Hornets (3)Mixed Open: Sharks (8) def Barbarians (1)In the Mens Open division, Scorpions and Suns continue to dominate Pool B, with Scorpions beating Hornets 10-3 and the Suns were too good for Barbarians, winning 13-8 in what was a high scoring game.In the Mens 20’s Cyclones proved they are a team to watch also, beating Hornets 5-2.5:20pmWomens Open: Hornets (4) def Rebels (1)Womens Open: Sharks (8) def Scorpions (3)Womens Open: Cobras (3) def Rustlers (2)Mens 20’s: Mets (4) def Rustlers (2)Mens 20’s: Cobras (10) def Barbarians (2)The last round of the day saw Cobras and Mets both record convincing wins in the Mens 20’s division.In Womens Open, Pool B continues to be dominated by the Sharks after their 8-3 win over Scorpions. They will be serious title contenders come finals day.
Earlier this week, the NCAA officially issued a rule change to ban college football players from wearing “crop top” jerseys (tucking their jerseys into their pads to expose their midsection) during games. This most notably affects Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott, who popularized the look during the Buckeyes’ College Football Playoff run.Well, it looks like Ohio State fans are trying to strike back. A few have started a petition on change.org to block the NCAA from the rule change. They’ve already got over 5,500 signatures – and the official support of Elliott himself. Earlier this week, Elliott’s father jokingly tweeted that he is going to wear a crop top jersey himself in the stands at games next year.We’re not sure if this petition is going to get the job done, but it makes it clear that Ohio State fans aren’t happy. [GameDayr]
NEW DELHI: After achieving record performance in FY 2018-19, NMDC is embarking on a digital transformation journey in the new Financial Year, by adopting SAP as an ERP Solution through project titled ‘Kalpataru’. With this project NMDC aims to fully integrated solution encompassing all the business functions of the organization.The Project Kick off meeting took place at NMDC Head Office in the august presence of N Baijendra Kumar, CMD, NMDC; Dr T R K Rao, Director (Commercial); P K Satpathy, Director (Production); Sandeep Tula, Director (Personnel); Amitava Mukherjee, Director (Finance) and Shri V V S Sreenivas, Chief Vigilance Officer; Leadership teams from the partners Deloitte, CHiPS, Accenture and SAP also participated in the meeting. The ERP initiative at NMDC is expected to usher in process transformation by adoption of the global industry best practices, resulting in improved efficiency and greater transparency. This project will also provide competitive advantages to NMDC by harnessing technologies such as loT, Data Analytics, AI, which will enable NMDC to be among the leading Mining and Steel producers globally. Hailing the ERP team of NMDC for achieving this milestone, Baijendra Kumar said that this initiative will improve NMDC’s operational efficiency, and position NMDC as one of the most competitive and dynamic PSE of the country.
College football’s championship will be decided via a playoff bracket for the first time this year, rather than media polling or the near universally loathed Bowl Championship Series. You can read about the details of the new setup here, but the basic gist is that a 13-person committee of experts will come out with their own weekly rankings of the top 25 teams starting Oct. 28 and culminating in a Dec. 7 ranking of the top four teams in order to seed a four-team playoff.The committee is new and its members have yet to release any rankings, so it’s hard to say what their voting tendencies will be. But it’s probably a good bet that they won’t stray too far from long-standing rankings such as the Coaches Poll and the Associated Press Top 25. And if the AP’s rankings (since 1992) are any guide, now is when the existing Top 4 teams start to solidify their places in the final, pre-bowl edition of the regular-season rankings.Up until Week 5 of the college football season, the schools on the periphery of the AP’s Top 4 typically have a slightly lower probability of finishing the year among the (now-coveted) top quartet of teams than those currently occupying those slots. Starting in Week 6 — and accelerating in Weeks 7-9, the current stage of the 2014 campaign — the teams in the top four slots begin to pull away from the rest of the pack, increasing their probability of ending the regular season among the “Final Four.”That’s good news for Florida State, Auburn, Mississippi State and Ole Miss, each of which found themselves sitting in the AP’s Top 4 after the dust cleared on this past weekend’s wild spate of upsets. Teams that survive midseason aren’t completely in the clear — historically, there’s still about a two-in-five chance that one of the teams in the existing Top 4 falls out after Week 9 — but teams in that position are significantly more assured of being “in” now than they were just two weeks ago.