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December 18, 2014

10 Foods That Are Cheaper and Healthier Than ‘Superfoods’

By: Maygrace Taylor - December 16, 2014 - Women's Day - Walk the health food aisle at your grocery store, and you may think you have to remortgage your home to afford to eat well. “But there are plenty of ‘normal’ foods that are extremely nutrient-rich, like sweet potatoes and eggs,” says Rania Batayneh, author of The One One One Diet. And those everyday items usually cost way less than their trendy counterparts. Here, 10 affordable, surprisingly great-for-you eats. 1. Greek yogurt…

Latest Jobs at The Educators

18-December-2014 Latest Jobs at The Educators A leading and Latest Jobs at The Educators is looking for talented, qualified and competent individuals for appointment against the posts mention below.... Note: You can view full size ad or print this job ad and then you can right click and select Save Picture/Image As.. to save this job ad. View all Government scanned jobs published in all newspapers like: jang, dawn, the news, the nation, express, Pakistan observer newspaper, daily…

India’s October 1-December 15 sugar output up

December 18, 2014 - Reuters Indian sugar mills produced 4.2 million tonnes of the sweetener between October 1 and December 15, about 47 percent higher year-on-year as more mills are operational this year, a producers' body said on Wednesday. This year 442 mills in the country started crushing by December 15, compared with 426 last year, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said in a statement. ISMA expects India's 2014/15 sugar output at 25 million tonnes to 25.5 million tonnes…

Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project: World Bank approves $138 million additional financing

December 18, 2014- BR Report - The World Bank on Wednesday approved $138 million additional financing to the Sindh Water Sector Improvement Project to further improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the irrigation water distribution system of three Area Water Boards (Ghotki, Nara and Left Bank) in the Sindh province. Sindh is one of the primary beneficiaries of Indus Basin Irrigation System with three major barrages that divert some 48 million acres feet of water annually to the 14…

How to reconcile the conflicting interests

Dec 2014 - Ahmad Fraz Khan - Dawn - THE ongoing cane pricing crisis seems to have exposed everyone involved in the business. Official decision-making has become highly vulnerable to pressure groups — be it farmers or industrialists. The industry, fed on low-priced cane for too long and facilitated by an elaborate regime of duties and tax relaxation, is unable, or unwilling, to vigorously innovate and add much value to its products. The farming community, already suffering on account…

Water Spinach Ipomoea aquatica – New Crops

World Crops -Water Spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) is a member of the Convolvulaceae (Morning glory) family and the same genus as the sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas). Water spinach is an herbaceous aquatic or semi-aquatic perennial plant of the tropics and subtropics. It has a creeping growth habit but may grow erect in water. There are two major cultivars of water spinach. Ching Quat, also known as “green stem” water spinach, has narrow leaves and white flowers and is usually grown in moist soils.…

ECC likely to approve incentives for sugar mills

December 18, 2014 Mushtaq Ghumman - BR Report - Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of Cabinet is expected to approve incentives for sugar mills aimed at resolving issues being faced by the industry and growers. A delegation of Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) led by its Chairman Iskandar Khan met Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar a couple of days ago and discussed with him issues of sugar industry and growers who are protesting against a low price of their produce. A…

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