Dairy Food Safety

first_imgThe University of Georgia has received a $700,000 grant from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety to help improve food safety in Senegal’s rapidly growing dairy industry.The project is part of a larger $2.9 million parent grant from the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, based at Cornell and Purdue Universities and funded by USAID as part of Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative.Led by Manpreet Singh, professor in the UGA Department of Poultry Science and interim head of the Department of Food Science and Technology, the project will raise awareness of food safety issues, create training programs for dairy operators and coordinate comprehensive food safety regulations in the country.While Senegal relies on importing dairy products to meet the country’s needs, there is significant potential to enhance economic development in rural areas by organizing small dairy producers — who are predominantly women — and providing research and training to support and strengthen food safety in the value chain and to overcome barriers to the adoption of food safety practices, Singh said.“Prioritizing food safety in Senegal will enhance public health and empower youth and women via capacity-building efforts. This collaborative project will enhance existing dairy processing technologies and their adoption for safety and improving market access, strengthen the capacity of food safety research related to the dairy value chain, and build strong public/private partnerships in enhancing food safety and reducing foodborne illnesses,” Singh said. “It also will empower women and increase youth participation in processing and safety of the dairy value chain, and ultimately increase access to safe dairy products.”Co-principal investigators on the project include UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences poultry science Professor Harshavardhan Thippareddi, Coordinator of International Programs Victoria Collins McMaken and Postdoctoral Research Associate Jessica Marter-Kenyon; Gopal Reddy and Woubit Abebe at Tuskegee University in Alabama; Cheikh Ndaye of the Institut de Technologie Alimentaire (ITA) as the lead co-principal investigator in Senegal; Younoussa Diallo at ITA; and Mamadou Bocar Thiamat at the Senegalese Institute of Agricultural Research. Momar Thiam is the Senegalese government representative on the team with the Unit for the Fight Against Malnutrition.“Like any food, dairy products are only nutritious if they are safe. We see a timely opportunity to support Senegal’s dairy sector in the early stages of its economic growth, so these grassroots efforts in food safety can develop into long-term, sustained food safety practices and policies in this important, nutrient-dense food,” said Haley Oliver, Food Safety Innovation Lab (FSIL) director and professor of food science at Purdue University.For more information on the UGA Department of Food Science and Technology, visit foodscience.caes.uga.edu.About Feed the FutureFeed the Future is the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative. With a focus on smallholder farmers, particularly women, Feed the Future supports partner countries in developing their agriculture sectors to spur economic growth and trade that increase incomes and reduce hunger, poverty and undernutrition. For more information, visit www.feedthefuture.gov.last_img read more

Nassau GOP Maintains Majority in County Legislature

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It was a good night for incumbents in the Nassau County Legislature as Democrats and Republicans alike walked away from Tuesday’s elections unscathed.Victories by sitting legislators across the board means the 19-member body will essentially look the same come January as Republicans managed to hold on to their 12-7 majority led by Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow).The results weren’t unexpected, but Republicans had hoped to steal at least one seat from the Democrats to give them a supermajority, which would’ve allowed the GOP to approve bonding without the Democrats’ approval.Only one seat is changing hands and that’s because Francis Becker (R-Lynbrook) is retiring at the end of the year. Republican C. William Gaylor of Lynbrook defeated his challenger James Paymar, a Democrat from Rockville Centre, to keep Becker’s seat in the hands of Republicans.Shortly after Democrat Madeline Singas claimed victory in the race for Nassau County District Attorney, Nassau Democratic Committee Chairman Jay Jacobs called all the legislative incumbents up to the stage to be recognized.Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport) spent his brief time at the microphone congratulating Singas on her resounding victory over Republican Kate Murray.,Alure cube,Alure cubelast_img read more

Tuesday’s QPR quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five QPR-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-13] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

6 Sites to Make You a Better Filmmaker

first_imgImprove your scriptwriting, filmmaking and film theory knowledge with these helpful sites.Image from Vancouver Film School on FlickrIt often seems that new filmmakers are obsessed with gear and technology, but don’t focus on how to tell a story. If you’re looking to dig deeper into film theory and learn how the best moving stories are told, these filmmaking sites provide a wealth of info. Bookmark them!Film CourageFim Courage  is co-run by Karen Worden (Editor-in-Chief/videographer) and David Branin (videographer). The site provides a ton filmmaking tips and tricks from professional filmmakers in the industry.  Also worth checking out is their Director’s Toolkit that has interviews with successful filmmakers like Richard Linklater.Fincher FanaticAs the name indicates, Fincher Fanatic is focused on the Films of David Fincher. But don’t let that put you off, as it offers the site is actually a lot more comprehensive and features articles/videos on the process of filmmaking. I suggest starting in the “Film School” section, featuring a variety of interesting articles and videos.One of my favorites is Paint It Black: A Look at David Fincher’s Color Palette ,a PDF that looks at the use of color in several Fincher films. It’s a very enlightening 9 page read, especially for those interested in learning cinematography and color grading.Movies in ColorMovies in Color touts itself as “a website featuring stills from films and their corresponding color palettes. A tool to promote learning and inspiration”. The site examines color palettes from well known Hollywood classics, as well as recent films.Color is an essential part of mise-en-scène. I find this site fascinating and have been revisiting some of favorite films while referencing the color swatches here. You can search the site based on the film, director or cinematographer. For those wanting to work in cinematography and color grading, understanding color is essential.Related to this, Mike Jones has a great article on color grading that covers building color swatches for your film/video project.Clothes on Film“The aim of Clothes on Film is to examine costume and identity in movies, featuring detailed articles on outfits, reviews, news and exclusive interviews”Although the blog seems like an ideal read for a costumer, there’s actually a lot of considerations here for anyone interested in filmmaking. Unfortunately clothes and costuming is often neglected in low budget filmmaking. The right clothing can help better convey a sense of time and feeling in your film project.David Bordell Geared toward the student filmmaker, Elements of Cinema is a good starting point for those interested in the fundmentals of successful filmmaking. The site provides a detailed guide to the process, from screenwriting and editing to directing and cinematography.For those new to the craft, start on the What is Cinema page.These sites provide a wealth of info on the different aspects of filmmaking. Got others to share? Let us know in the comments below. David Bordell is the author of the well known book  Film Art and a Professor of Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His articles are detailed observations on both historical and contemporary cinema. The site feels slightly academic, but there is great info here and definitely worth a read.One of his most recent post is a fascinating look at the storytelling process of the ‘Wolf of Wall Street“. It’s a terrific read on the fundamentals of film narrative.Elements of Cinemalast_img read more

Why Sales Managers Need the Sales Manager’s Survival Guide From Dave Brock – Episode #73

first_imgTweets you can use to share this episodeSales managers are some of the least equipped people in the industryClick To TweetHow many potential customers exist in your sales territory? Do you know?Click To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 43:35 — 40.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS“Sales managers are one of the least equipped roles in business.”That is what Dave Brock says when he looks over the sales landscape. That’s one of the main reasons he wrote “The Sales Manager’s Survival Guide,” available now on Amazon and other Bookstores. The book is formatted into easily digestible, short chapters that enable you to keep the book on your desk as a quick reference guide to the sales scenarios you face day to day with clients and with your sales team. In this conversation, you get a great peek into the contents of the book and what Dave hopes to happen your sales management because of it.Why Sales Managers Need the Sales Manager’s Survival Guide From Dave Brock – Episode #73Click To TweetSales managers are some of the least equipped people in the industry.When the sales manager doesn’t know what he’s doing the entire team and the entire organization suffers. It’s an obvious fact, but what’s not so obvious is that very few sales managers have been adequately trained to know how to actually BE a sales manager. That’s a fundamental premise of Dave Brock’s book and in this conversation you’ll hear him defend the statement and give examples of why sales managers need help in knowing how to do things like establishing a cadence in their sales cycle, review their sales pipeline, and hold sales executives accountable in good ways. You will gain a good deal from this conversation so be sure you take the time to listen.A field manual for sales managers to up the entire team’s sales game.When you’re in the midst of a difficult situation with a member of your sales team, you don’t want to be ignorant of what to do or how to think about what’s going on. That’s why Dave Brock wrote “The Sales Manager’s Survival Guide” in a short chapter, easy to reference format. He wants you to be able to find the solutions to your situations quickly and have the experience of a “sales coach” at your fingertips. If you haven’t grabbed a copy of the book yet, you’ve got to get one right now. You can find it in the links on the show notes page for this episode.A field manual for sales managers to up the entire team’s sales gameClick To TweetHow many potential customers exist in your territory? Do you know?Part of doing a good review of a sales professional’s strategy is to assess how many of the organization’s target clients exist within their sales territory. It’s a surefire way of understanding the breadth of the prospects the salesperson has to call and visit. Every sales manager should be able to instruct their sales force how to do that kind of assessment and make the most of the results. On this episode of In The Arena, Dave Brock walks through that type of assessment and explains how it helps the entire organization remain organized, active, and accountable.Sales accountability: The uncomfortable but needed asset in sales.Many sales organizations are lax when it comes to the kind of accountability that generates active pursuit of prospects and increase in sales revenue. One of the reasons accountability is such a difficult task for most sales managers is because they’ve not established clear expectations in terms of the number of leads in the sales pipeline, the timing and duration of the typical sales cycle, and what steps should be taken to move prospects through the cycle in a reasonable amount of time. Dave Brock lays it out for us on this episode.Sales accountability: The uncomfortable but needed asset in salesClick To TweetOutline of this great episode The reason Anthony invited Dave Brock back to the show. The feedback Dave is getting from his book so far. What Anthony likes best about Dave’s book: the easy use format. The need for training for sales managers and middle sales leaders. What is cadence and what is the value of it? Why sales managers struggle to do a proper pipeline review. Accountability in sales and why it’s often avoided by sales managers. Dave’s current work on another project: The Sales Executive’s Survival Guide. How do we deal with the overwhelming complexity we face in business today?Our Sponsors:Heroic Public Speaking – Michael Port’s incredible public speaking programThe Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever NeedResources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.PartnersInExcellence.com – Dave’s blog. Contact him to get the sales competency model.Toastmasters0997560207 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinolast_img read more