PM Highlights Significant Reduction In Murders

first_imgRelatedPM Highlights Significant Reduction In Murders PM Highlights Significant Reduction In Murders National SecurityOctober 6, 2011Written by: Chris Patterson FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedPM Highlights Significant Reduction In Murders RelatedPM Highlights Significant Reduction In Murderscenter_img Story HighlightsPrime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, says for the first time in recent history, the country experienced a 40 per cent decline in murder over the last 15 months.“The year-to-date homicide rate is now 821 compared to 1,097 last year. This means a reduction of 276 homicides so far this year and when compared to 2009,  some 388 fewer homicides than that year,” he pointed out, while commending members of the Security Forces for the outstanding work they have been doing.In his message, read by State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Hon. Dr. St. Aubyn Bartlett, at the Special Constabulary Force Association (SCFA) award ceremony, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston on October 5, the Prime Minister said that, “while we embrace this success, let us be mindful that the crime rate still remains at an unacceptable level and we must not in any way reduce our efforts.” Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding, says for the first time in recent history, the country experienced a 40 per cent decline in murder over the last 15 months.“The year-to-date homicide rate is now 821 compared to 1,097 last year. This means a reduction of 276 homicides so far this year and when compared to 2009,  some 388 fewer homicides than that year,” he pointed out, while commending members of the Security Forces for the outstanding work they have been doing.In his message, read by State Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Hon. Dr. St. Aubyn Bartlett, at the Special Constabulary Force Association (SCFA) award ceremony, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston on October 5, the Prime Minister said that, “while we embrace this success, let us be mindful that the crime rate still remains at an unacceptable level and we must not in any way reduce our efforts.”The Prime Minister  said that in spite of the challenges that prevail, “I urge your members to not let their feet falter, but to keep them firmly planted as we strive together to achieve the vision that we share for Jamaica- a country where sanctity and security are restored and our people enjoy peace and order.”He noted that anti crime initiatives, such as the Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) and the web-based Justice Crime Observatory Integrated Crime and Violence Information System, among others, are critical measures in the fight to reduce crime.The Prime Minister expressed gratitude to the many retired and active police officers who have served and continue to serve the country well.“The importance of our nation’s police officers cannot be underscored enough. The growth of our nation hinges on them, as without safety and security, the very foundation of our country will be eroded and prosperity will elude us,” he said.Mr. Golding said that despite the challenges they have faced, they have been unwavering in their mandate to assist in protecting and serving the people of Jamaica.In his remarks, Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, said national safety and security are fundamental elements of a stable economy and society.He noted that those, when paired with other factors, have the potential to increase the country’s development prospects and standard of living of its citizens, adding that it is for this reason that both elements are at the core of the bi-partisan Vision 2030-national development plan.“One of the challenges of this vision is to create the environment and conditions so that productive enterprises will be able to operate in an atmosphere where they feel secure. Based on experience and past demonstration of your commitment, I believe the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) is capable of serving as one of the driving forces for the achievement of this national vision,” he said.Vision 2030 Jamaica is the country’s first long-term national development plan, which aims at enabling Jamaica to achieve developed country status by 2030.  It is based on a comprehensive vision:  ‘Jamaica, the place of choice to live, work, raise families and do business’.The Governor General commended members of the ISCF for their remarkable service to Jamaica in the area of law enforcement. “Despite the challenges and resource constraints, you have remained a formidable force within our country’s national security apparatus and deserve the highest praise and recognition. I do not doubt your commitment to the police force and to the country,” he said.For his part, Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of National Security, Vivian Brown, commended members of the ISCF for the role they have played in maintaining order in the country.“The blue seam police are a very visible presence in our communities and our streets and are a symbol that the island has come to rely on and to trust,” he said.During the ceremony, 33 persons were honoured for their sterling contribution to the ISCF. Advertisementslast_img read more

Luxury Vacation Rentals Weekend Football Wrap: McQuaid hangs on to win Class AA; Keifer paces Red Jacket to 8-Man championship

first_img Share on Facebook Luxury Vacation Rentals Weekend Football Wrap: McQuaid hangs on to win Class AA; Keifer paces Red Jacket to 8-Man championship Subscribe by Email Connect on Linked in Luxury Vacation Rentals Weekend Football Wrap: McQuaid hangs on to win Class AA; Keifer paces Red Jacket to 8-Man championship added by Nic Rohloff on May 2, 2021View all posts by Nic Rohloff →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat InsuranceUndoBabbelStart Speaking a Language in 3 Weeks – All You Need Is Your PhoneBabbelUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo Avon’s Thomas Welch (7) scored three touchdowns in the Braves 42-7 win in the Class D championship game. (Photo: CAROLE VOLPE)CLASS AANo. 2 VICTOR (7-1) 14No. 1 MCQUAID (8-0) 17Joe Cairns and Sam Perozzi connected on a 70-yard catch and run to take the lead for McQuaid early in the fourht quarter. The 17-14 score held for the remaining 11:41, after which the Knights stormed the field, jumping and hugging as champions do. READ MORE. CLASS ANo. 4 EAST (5-2) 7No. 2 CANANDAIGUA (7-0) 32Canandaigua ran the ball on 38 of its 43 plays from scrimmage, with Comella toting the ball 30 times. The Braves scored 25 unanswered points, limited an explosive East High offense to just one big play and defeated the Eagles 32-7 to capture the 10th sectional championship in program history. READ MORE.CLASS BNo. 2 BATAVIA (7-1) 28No. 1 HONEOYE FALLS-LIMA (7-0) 49Reece Joint, the game’s MVP, finished 19-of-25 for 284 yards and four touchdowns. Jacob Derby rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries. Patrick Lustyk hauled in eight passes for 167 yards, and Honeoye Falls-Lima won its first sectional title as a program. READ MORE. VIEW MORE OF CAROLE VOLPE’S PHOTOS HERE. CLASS CNo. 2 BATH-HAVERLING (7-1) 0No. 1 LIVONIA (8-0) 44Game MVP, Alex Minnehan scored three touchdowns in the game including two in the opening minutes of the first quarter. Livonia never looked back as it captured the Class C sectional championship. READ MORE. CLASS DNo. 4 ALEXANDER (6-2) 7No. 2 AVON (7-1) 42A month ago, Rich Brice was the starting quarterback on Avon’s junior varsity football team. On Saturday afternoon, Brice was named Section V Class D MVP. Brice’s 262 passing yards and three totals touchdowns helped Avon cruise to a 42-7 victory over Alexander, Saturday afternoon. READ MORE.8-MAN PEMBROKE (6-2) 6RED JACKET (7-0) 82Senior running back Logan Keifer amassed seven touchdowns. Red Jacket notched its first sectional title in seven years. This was the Indians’ seventh victory of the season to complete an undefeated campaign. Yet at the conclusion of Saturday’s game, no luck was needed on the scoreboard. READ MORE.  Print This Postcenter_img Add to Google+ Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. By Nic Rohloff on May 2, 2021No Comment Follow on Facebook This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

US Congress sees relief market for Aeroscraft

first_imgThe Aeroscraft – developed by Aeros Corporation – is a buoyant rigid airship that can handle heavy cargoes, and is able to land on unprepared surfaces in remote locations because of its vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capability.While reiterating the US’s pledge to help the Filipinos affected by typhoon Yolanda, Honda described the research that the US government and Aeros Corporation are conducting on the Aeroscraft: “It looks like a blimp (an old time dirigible). They design them so you can put material inside and carry a big load. It will be slow but it will get to the (disaster area) faster than you can get a ship there and more supplies than a helicopter can drop off.”Aeroscraft can deliver in large bulks so they can take care of a large population at least within the first 35 to 48 hours. Because that’s when people die, when you don’t respond appropriately. You can even build inventory on an annual basis.”Aeros Corporation plans to have its first initial fleet of 22 craft operational by 2016 in two different classes: a 66-tonne capacity ML866 with a range of 3,100 nautical miles; and a 250-tonne ML868 with a range of 6,000 nautical miles.  The craft will be available on an ACMI basis.The Aeroscraft’s ability to move large and heavy cargoes to areas where infrastructure is lacking – or non-existent – is potentially opening up new markets for the heavy lift and project cargo community. At the end of November, HLPFI reported that Aeroscraft established a strategic partnership with airline Icelandair Cargo (IAC) to develop new logistical air freight routes through the Arctic Circle.  www.aeroscorp.comlast_img read more

Auction action for kids’ camps

first_imgGENEROUS locals enjoyed morning tea and a charity auction for a special cause last week. Evergreen Retirement Village opened its…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

One step closer to digital broadcasting

first_imgThe migration from analogue to digital signal was first agreed to at the International Telecommunication Union, a United Nations agency for telecommunication. Global shift to digital As part of the scheme, the government plans to subsidise 70%, or around R400, of the expected R700 cost of a set-top box. The council comprises Mamokgethi Setati (chairperson), Ruddy Rashama (deputy chairperson), Nomvuyiso Batyi, Dingane Dube, Calvo Mawela, Karen Willenberg, Zubair Munshi, Sabelo Silinga, Richard Paulton, Cawekazi Mahlati, Llewellyn Jones, Julia Hope, Masodi Xaba, Hlukanisa Zitha and Rosey Sekese. In August 2008, then Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri announced that the government would introduce a scheme for ownership support to help households that could not afford to buy set-top boxes. Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda this week named the 15 members of the Digital Dzonga Advisory Council, which will advise on and oversee the broadcasting migration process. According to the Department of Communications, the 15 members were drawn from 51 nominations submitted by the public. The council to oversee South Africa’s migration from analogue to digital broadcasting has been appointed. The country’s analogue signal will be switched off on 1 November 2011, after which South Africans will require either digital-compliant TV sets or converters for their existing sets in order to watch television. After 1 November 2011, the analogue signal will be switched off, and viewers will need a set-top box to convert the digital signal for their analogue television sets. However, digital-compliant television sets, which do not require set-top boxes, will also be available by then.center_img The current period of “dual-illumination”, in which television will be broadcast via both analogue and digital signals, runs until 1 November 2011. The members represent a wide variety of backgrounds, ranging from regulatory, signal distribution, legal, broadcasting, labour, consumer groups and the government. Subsidies for poorer households 25 August 2010 The union took a decision that protection for analogue signals would cease in 2015. Member states were given timelines per region to comply with the decision. Africa forms part of region 1, together with Europe and the Middle East. Matsepe-Casaburri said the advantages of digital broadcasting far outweighed the estimated cost of such a subsidy. These include access to more channels, including focused educational channels, and direct access to new services, such as e-government services. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine

first_imgInspired Design Decisions: Avaunt MagazineYou are here: HomeWeb DesignInspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine Andrew Clarke 2019-06-13T12:30:16+02:00 2019-06-13T12:35:26+00:00I hate to admit it, but five or six years ago my interest in web design started to wane. Of course, owning a business meant I had to keep working, but staying motivated and offering my best thinking to clients became a daily struggle.Looking at the web didn’t improve my motivation. Web design had stagnated, predictability had replaced creativity, and ideas seemed less important than data.The reasons why I’d enjoyed working on the web no longer seemed relevant. Design had lost its joyfulness. Complex sets of build tools and processors had even supplanted the simple pleasure of writing HTML and CSS.When I began working with the legendary newspaper and magazine designer Mark Porter, I became fascinated by art direction and editorial design. As someone who hadn’t studied either at art school, everything about this area of design was exciting and new. I read all the books about influential art directors I could find and started collecting magazines from the places I visited around the world.The more inspired I became by mag- azine design, the faster my enthusiasm for web design bounced back. I wondered why many web designers think that print design is old-fashioned and irrelevant to their work. I thought about why so little of what makes print design special is being transferred to the web.My goal became to hunt for inspiring examples of editorial design, study what makes them unique, and find ways to adapt what I’d learned to create more compelling, engaging, and imaginative designs for the web.My bookcases are now chock full of magazine design inspiration, but my collection is still growing. I have limited space, so I’m picky about what I pick up. I buy a varied selection, and rarely collect more than one issue of the same title.I look for exciting page layouts, inspiring typography, and innovative ways to combine text with images. When a magazine has plenty of interesting design elements, I buy it. However, if a magazine includes only a few pieces of inspiration, I admit I’m not above photographing them before putting it back on the shelf.I buy new magazines as regularly as I can, and a week before Christmas, a few friends and I met in London. No trip to the “Smoke” is complete without a stop at Magma, and I bought several new magazines. After I explained my inspiration addition, one friend suggested I write about why I find magazine design so inspiring and how magazines influence my work. Avaunt magazine. (Large preview)That conversation sparked the idea for a series on making inspired design decisions. Every month, I’ll choose a publication, discuss what makes its design distinctive, and how we might learn lessons which will help us to do better work for the web.As an enthusiastic user of HTML and CSS, I’ll also explain how to implement new ideas using the latest technologies; CSS Grid, Flexbox, and Shapes.I’m happy to tell you that I’m inspired and motivated again to design for the web and I hope this series can inspire you too.Andy ClarkeApril 2019Avaunt Magazine: Documenting The Extraordinary What struck me most about Avaunt was the way its art director has colour, layout, and type in diverse ways while maintaining a consistent feel throughout the magazine. (Large preview)One look at me is going to tell you I’m not much of an adventurer. I don’t consider myself particularly cultured and my wife jokes regularly about what she says is my lack of style.So what drew me to Avaunt magazine and its coverage of “adventure,” “culture,” and “style” when there are so many competing and varied magazines?It often takes only a few page turns for me to decide if a magazine offers the inspiration I look for. Something needs to stand out in those first few seconds for me to look closer, be it an exciting page layout, an inspiring typographic treatment, or an innovative combination of images with text.Avaunt has all of those, but what struck me most was the way its art director has used colour, layout, and type in diverse ways while maintaining a consistent feel throughout the magazine. There are distinctive design threads which run through Avaunt’s pages. The bold uses of a stencil serif and geometric sans-serif typeface are particularly striking, as is the repetition of black, white, a red which Avaunt’s designers use in a variety of ways. Many of Avaunt’s creative choices are as adventurous as the stories it tells. © Avaunt magazine. (Large preview)Plenty of magazines devote their first few spreads to glossy advertising, and Avaunt does the same. Flipping past those ads finds Avaunt’s contents page and its fascinating four-column modular grid.This layout keeps content ordered within spacial zones but maintains energy by making each zone a different size. This layout could be adapted to many kinds of online content and should be easy to implement using CSS Grid. I’m itching to try that out.For sans-serif headlines, standfirsts, and other type elements which pack a punch, Avaunt uses MFred, designed initially for Elephant magazine by Matt Willey in 2011. Matt went on to art direct the launch of Avaunt and commissioned a stencil serif typeface for the magazine’s bold headlines and distinctive numerals.Avaunt Stencil was designed in 2014 by London based studio A2-TYPE who have since made it available to license. There are many stencil fonts available, but it can be tricky to find one which combines boldness and elegance — looking for a stencil serif hosted on Google Fonts? Stardos would be a good choice for display size type. Need something more unique, try Caslon Stencil from URW.Avaunt’s use of a modular grid doesn’t end with the contents page and is the basis for a spread on Moscow’s Polytechnic Museum of Cold War curiosities which first drew me to the magazine. This spread uses a three-column modular grid and spacial zones of various sizes.What fascinates me about this Cold War spread is how modules in the verso page combine to form a single column for text content. Even with this column, the proportions of the module grid still inform the position and size of the elements inside. © Avaunt magazine. (Large preview)While the design of many of Avaunt’s pages is devoted to a fabulous reading experience, many others push the grid and pull their foundation typography styles in different directions. White text on dark backgrounds, brightly coloured spreads where objects are cut away to blend with the background. Giant initial caps which fill the width of a column, and large stencilled drop caps which dominate the page.Avaunt’s playful designs add interest, and the arrangement of pages creates a rhythm which I very rarely see online. These variations in design are held together by the consistent use of Antwerp — also designed by A2-TYPE — as a typeface for running text, and a black, white, and red colour theme which runs throughout the magazine. © Avaunt magazine. (Large preview)Studying the design of Avaunt magazine can teach and inspire. How a modular grid can help structure content in creative ways without it feeling static. (I’ll teach you more about modular grids later.)How a well-defined set of styles can become the foundation for distinctive and diverse designs, and finally how creating a rhythm throughout a series of pages can help readers stay engaged.Next time you’re passing your nearest magazine store, pop in a pick up a copy of Avaunt Magazine. It’s about adventure, but I bet it can help inspire your designs to be more adventurous too.Say Hello To Skinny ColumnsFor what feels like an eternity, there’s been very little innovation in grid design for the web. I had hoped the challenges of responsive design would result in creative approaches to layout, but sadly the opposite seems to be true. Top: Squeezing an image into one column reduces its visual weight and upsets the balance of my composition. Middle: Making the image fill two standard columns also upsets that delicate balance. Bottom: Splitting the final column, then add- ing half its width to another, creates the perfect space for my image, and a more pleasing overall result. (Large preview)Instead of original grid designs, one, two, three, or four block arrangements of content became the norm. Framework grids, like those included with Bootstrap, remain the starting point for many designers, whether they use those frameworks or not.It’s true that there’s more to why so much of the web looks the same as web designers using the same grid. After all, there have been similar conventions for magazines and newspapers for decades, but somehow magazines haven’t lost their personality in the way many websites have.I’m always searching for layout inspiration and magazines are a rich source. Reading Avaunt reminded me of a technique I came across years ago but hadn’t tried. This technique adds one extra narrow column to an otherwise conventional column grid. In print design, this narrow column is often referred to as a “bastard column or measure” and describes a block of content which doesn’t conform to the rest of a grid. (This being a family friendly publication, I’ll call it a “skinny column.”)In these first examples, squeezing an image into one column reduces its visual weight and upsets the balance of my composition. Making the image fill two standard columns also upsets that delicate balance.Splitting the final column, then adding half its width to another, creates the perfect space for my image, and a more pleasing overall result. (Large preview)I might use a skinny column to inform the width of design elements. This Mini Cooper logo matches the width of my skinny column, and its size feels balanced with the rest of my composition. (Large preview)Sometimes, content won’t fit into a single column comfortably, but by combining the widths of standard and skinny columns, I create more space and a better measure for running text. I can place a skinny column anywhere within a layout to wherever I need my content. (Large preview)An empty skinny column adds whitespace which allows the eye to roam around a design. The asymmetry created by placing a skinny column between two standard columns also makes a structured layout feel more dynamic and energetic. (Large preview)Another empty skinny column carves a wide gutter into this design and confines my running text to a single column, so that its height reflects the image’s vertical format. I can also use a skinny column to turn typographic elements into exciting design elements.Developing With Skinny ColumnsDesigns like these are surprisingly simple to implement using today’s CSS. I need just four structural elements; a logo, header, figure, plus an article to contain my running text:Mini Cooper read more

De Sanctis: ‘No Roma alibis’

first_imgRoma team manager Morgan De Sanctis stood up for Nicolò Zaniolo and urged them not to use the injury crisis as an “alibi.” The Europa League game with Borussia Monchengladbach kicks off at 17.55 UK time (16.55 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG. Gianluca Mancini seems to be moved into midfield in a 4-2-3-1 formation, but the Giallorossi are keeping their cards close to their chest. “We’ll see what happens…” smiled team manager De Sanctis on Sky Sport Italia. “We don’t want to focus on the difficulties, as that would be like looking for alibis. It remains an ambitious project, we are a little behind in terms of results, but we knew it would take time to work together and we’ll take the season before evaluating the situation.” Alessio Riccardi is on the bench today and could make an appearance during the injury crisis. “Riccardi is probably the clearest talent in the Roma academy. He has been under the spotlight for a while already, but remains 18 years of age and we are monitoring him carefully. The club and coach Paulo Fonseca consider him highly and he is moving gradually into the first team.” Fabio Capello caused controversy last night on Sky Sport Italia when suggesting Inter striker Sebastiano Esposito should not follow the example set by Zaniolo, a comment that infuriated the player’s mother. “Zaniolo has always delivered and for a year now has been a protagonist in the squad. He has always done what was asked of him, both on the field and off, while we renewed his contract. “With all due respect to Mr Capello, who made football history also with Roma, it was a real slip-up. We are receiving so much from Nicolò and there was no need to consider him outside of the rules or the profession.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

10 months agoThomas Partey insists he’s committed to Atletico Madrid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Thomas Partey insists he’s committed to Atletico Madridby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAtletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey insists he’s committed to the club.While Thomas started the match against Espanyol last week, he has often been left out of Diego Simeone’s starting line-up for the biggest matches.”Sometimes I feel unhappy at Atletico,” he said after the game.”To be happy you have to play in important games and feel stronger, more confident.The Ghanaian wanted to clarify his statements and went to social media in order to do so.”On Saturday after the match I made some statements that were not understood well,” he wrote.”I want to explain myself better.”Atletico is the club where I want to be and I would like to keep growing as a player, for the club and for the fans.”And it’s true that I feel like I can be even more important and that’s why I work hard every day.”I do not want to be content and that is good [as I look to become] the best player that I can be.”Merry Christmas and Aupa Atleti!” last_img read more

a month agoLiverpool fullback Robertson to miss Napoli clash

first_imgLiverpool fullback Robertson to miss Napoli clashby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndrew Robertson is set to miss Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Napoli.Robertson is a doubt for Liverpool’s Champions League clash against Napoli on Tuesday night.Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool’s official website: “Robbo didn’t train today and we have to see. “It is not a major thing, it was more precautionary today, but it is not 100 per cent sure [he will be available].”We will have to test it tomorrow and then we will see.”Initially it was reported that Robertson had been cleared as he had travelled with the squad but he missed training on Monday morning with a slight knock. The Reds sold Alberto Moreno in the summer and did not sign a back-up left-back. This means James Milner or Joe Gomez is likely to play in defence if Robertson can not overcome his knock in time. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Grains mostly higher Livestock higher

first_imgCHICAGO — Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for Dec. delivery was off 7.80 cents at $5.0260 a bushel; Dec. corn was up .40 cent at $3.6660 a bushel; Dec. oats rose 6 cents at $2.8960 bushel while Nov. soybeans gained 4.40 cents at 8.7440 a bushel.Beef and pork were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Dec.live cattle was up .98 cent at $1.15 a pound; Nov. feeder cattle rose .80 cent at $1.4890 a pound; Dec. lean hogs gained 1.70 cents at .5750 a pound.The Associated Presslast_img read more