25 Sep

NFA-Capiz exceeds ‘palay’ buying target

first_imgROXAS City – The National FoodAuthority (NFA) here surpassed its palayprocurement target of over 1,400-percent, NFA-Capiz information officer MaryChristie Hari-on said.    She added their warehouses in Bolo,Roxas City, Sta. Cruz in Dumalag, Capiz and Mangoso in Sigma town are theagency’s buying stations in the province.   Meanwhile, NFA-Capiz officer-in-chargeHerrielle Jumagbas urged farmers to sell their palay to the food agency noting the gate price of the farm produceonly ranges from P10 to P12 per kilogram. For October, on the peak of theharvest season, the food agency targets to buy 90,000 bags of clean and dry palay for P19 per kilogram with14-percent moisture content and 95 to 100-percent purity.    Jumagbas said should there be arequest, they are also willing to deploy their mobile procurement team.(With a report from PIA-Capiz/PN) Hari-on said as of Sept. 30, NFA-Capiznow has a total of 80,751 bags of palayin its warehouses. “It would be better for NFA to buymore than its target as President Rodrigo Duterte orders the food agency to buypalay from rice farmers,” Jumagbassaid, adding that the new mandate is in preparation for unforeseen calamitiesand emergencies.   “We were able to buy a total of 56,233bags of clean and dry palay fromlocal farmers last September, which was way above the 4,000 bags target forprocurement of the month,” she added. The National Food Authority-Capiz says it surpassed the palay procurement target of over 1,400-percent last September. BUSINESSNEWS.COM.PHlast_img read more

18 Sep

France beat United States 33-9

first_imgFRANCE needed three late tries to survive a scare and see off the United States for their second World Cup win.Yoann Huget and Alivereti Raka scored early tries but France conceded regular penalties and made handling errors to keep Gary Gold’s side in touch.The USA, ranked 13th in the world, got within three points in the 64th minute but Gael Fickou and Baptiste Serin crossed in the space of three minutes.With the bonus point secured, Jefferson Poirot added a fifth try late on.France forward Bernard Le Roux said afterwards his side thought the match was going to be “a bit easier” and they got a “big surprise” in the first half.“They got stuck in and gave us a tough time at the breakdowns and we didn’t get clean ball,” he said.“So it was really tough, especially in the first half, and the bench did well when they came on.“They made a big difference and we got some go-forward and our set plays opened up play on the outside.”The win moves France up to second in Pool C, one point behind England.Eddie Jones’ side ran in seven tries when they beat the U.S. last Thursday and, despite the late points, France’s performance only strengthens England’s position as group favourites.England play Argentina on Saturday and France meet Tonga on Sunday before the sides meet on October 12 in their final games of the pool stage.The precious bonus point, but for large parts of the game, was hugely disappointing.In total they conceded 10 penalties to the USA’s four and conceded 18 turnovers to their opponents’ 13.They were just six points ahead at halftime and when AJ MacGinty kicked a penalty for the USA with 16 minutes to go his side had the momentum and there appeared a real chance of an upset.However, France took advantage when their opponents tired, to follow their narrow victory over Argentina with another win.There had been flashes of brilliance in the first half in particular, with both tries being created by the boot of fly-half Camille Lopez – the first a chip over the top and the second an excellent cross-field kick.During a frustrating period in the opening 20 minutes of the second half, errors halted France’s progress and their sloppiness was summed up when an excellent break by Sofiane Guitoune was spoiled when he passed forward to Raka when the winger had a clear run to the line.The USA made plenty of errors of their own and could have caused France even greater problems had they made better use of good positions in the second half.USA coach Gary Gold said: “I felt we went toe-to-toe. We did make some mistakes but we never gave up the fight.“It’s a bit sad we didn’t get a try on the scoreboard, but it was just a very, very good performance.” (BBC Sport)last_img read more