Food business workshop

first_imgHave you always wanted to market a family heirloom recipe or a new creation from your own kitchen? If so, a one-day workshop at the University of Georgia may teach you how to make your culinary dreams come true.Set for April 27 on the UGA campus in Athens, Ga., the Starting a New Food Business in Georgia workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. The workshop will be led by experts from the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, food industry representatives and food business entrepreneurs. Participants will learn how to evaluate, start and run a business that produces and sells food products. The class will cover the feasibility of a new business, planning and funding, legal and regulatory issues, quality and food safety concerns, effective packaging, production strategies and marketing. The cost of the workshop is $100 which includes workshop materials and lunch. The workshop is co-sponsored by the UGA Food Science Extension Outreach Program and the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development.Space is limited to the first 40 registrants and the deadline to register is April 9. To register online, go to www.EFSonline.uga.edu and look for the calendar link.last_img read more

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Supreme Court Issues Stay on Enforcement of U.S. Rule Limiting Coal Burn

first_imgSupreme Court Issues Stay on Enforcement of U.S. Rule Limiting Coal Burn FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Adam Liptak and Coral Davenport for the New York Times:The Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the administration’s effort to combat global warming by regulating emissions from coal-fired power plants.The brief order was not the last word on the case, which is most likely to return to the Supreme Court after an appeals court considers an expedited challenge from 29 states and dozens of corporations and industry groups.But the Supreme Court’s willingness to issue a stay while the case proceeds was an early hint that the program could face a skeptical reception from the justices.The 5-to-4 vote, with the court’s four liberal members dissenting, was unprecedented — the Supreme Court had never before granted a request to halt a regulation before review by a federal appeals court.“It’s a stunning development,” Jody Freeman, a Harvard law professor and former environmental legal counsel to the Obama administration, said in an email. She added that “the order certainly indicates a high degree of initial judicial skepticism from five justices on the court,” and that the ruling would raise serious questions from nations that signed on to the landmark Paris climate change pact in December.The two sides differed about whether current declines in coal mining and coal-fired power generation are attributable to the administration’s plan. “Some of the nation’s largest coal companies have declared bankruptcy, due in no small part to the rule,” a group of utilities told the justices.A coalition of environmental groups and companies that produce and rely on wind and solar power said other factors were to blame for coal’s decline.“These changes include the abundant supply of relatively inexpensive natural gas, the increasing cost-competitiveness of electricity from renewable generation sources such as solar and wind power, the deployment of low-cost energy efficiency and other demand-side measures, and increasing consumer demand for advanced energy,” they wrote.Full article: Supreme Court Deals Blow to Obama’s Efforts to Regulate Coal Emissionslast_img read more

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Generali Austria to transfer company pension fund to Bonus

first_imgThe Austrian subsidiary of the Generali insurance group will transfer its company pension fund to a multi-employer provider, the €500m Bonus Pensionskasse.Generali (12.5%) and Zurich insurance company (87,5%) are co-owners of the retirement service provider, which is offering a Pensionskasse, a provident fund and the consultancy business Concisa.The merger is not yet official but was announced in the invitation to the Generali Pensionskassen’s AGM.Market participants familiar with the deal have also confirmed the news. Bonus told IPE it could not comment until the deal was closed.The merger could still happen this year together with the much larger integration of the Victoria Volksbanken Pensionskasse (VVPK) into the Bonus Pensionskasse.Bonus had won the bidding for the €660m VVPK, which will more than double its assets once both deals are finalised.With the outsourcing of the Generali pension plan, the number of real company pension funds in Austria has now fallen to five – energy provider EVN, semiconductor manufacturer Infineon, car company Porsche, the social insurance for self-employed people SVA and the Austrian branch of computer giant IBM.In recent years, Unilever, Shell, local energy provider Verbund and Austrian economic chamber WKÖ, among others, have outsourced their pension plans to multi-employer providers, most often citing increased complexity in regulation and asset management.Other smaller Pensionskassen, however, such as the one offered by EVN, remain company-owned but are managed by multi-employer plans – in this case, VBV.Meanwhile, a symposium on pensions was held in the Austrian Parliament earlier this week to inform MPs about current trends in the three pillars of the pension system.Bernd Marin, pensions expert and new director at the Webster University in Vienna, told delegates that Pensionskassen “need to be more attractive” to offer more people the chance for supplementary savings for their retirement.He urged the government to allow employees to make unlimited additional tax-free contributions to pension plans.The current cap is set at €300 annually.He also called for more flexible investment rules for Pensionskassen.Additionally, all bargaining agreements should include an option to join a pension plan, he said, a demand the pension fund association FVPK has made repeatedly.last_img read more

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Teenage Pregnancies rose in Sierra Leone during Ebola outbreak

first_imgIn Sierra Leone, thousands of new and expectant mothers will receive free lessons as part of a new nationwide initiative led by government and development partners.Teenage pregnancy rates spiked during the country’s 18-month Ebola outbreak.And usually pregnant girls aren’t allowed to return to classrooms.last_img

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​Financial cost to Premier League clubs of playing behind closed doors

first_img The refund is reportedly being anticipated due to games not taking place asAdvertisement Clubs in the Premier League may have to repay an estimated UK£340 million (US$419.3 million) to domestic and international broadcasters, even if the current season restarts behind closed doors. Loading… read also:10 EPL clubs ‘reject’ Newcastle takeover by Saudi consortium expected – both because they will be played without fans and at different times to originally scheduled. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombslast_img read more

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Paolillo praises Inter Milan for handling Conte outburst

first_img Loading… read also:Conte fighting in London court to recover ‘£27m he lost to scammer’ “We should know what really happened and the reason for the dispute. At this point the president and Marotta must know things. They will have to make the decision. I trust they will find the right solution.” Asked if there is a limit to tolerating Conte’s rants, Paolillo added: “For a manager, yes, because there are too many character precedents. At that point you need to take the right precautions, even contractual. This is not nice and I’m sorry because I respect Conte very much, and already in unsuspecting times, I won’t hide it, I would have liked to have seen him at Inter earlier.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBrother Creates A Phenomenal Dress For His SisterMost Beautiful Female Supermodels From India7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVcenter_img Former Inter Milan chief, Ernesto Paolillo, feels the club has acted properly with coach Antonio Conte. Paolillo has praised the board for not reacting immediately after Conte’s outburst at the end of the Serie A season. He told TMW, “The club is doing very well. There has been no comment from anyone, neither the president nor Marotta nor the other managers. This is what they have to do.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Latest update on statewide COVID-19 numbers

first_imgStatewide — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has reported that 688 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday. A total of 87,592 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 977,802 individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.7% positivity rate and 5 new deaths were reported for a total of 3,008 Hoosier deaths.Dearborn County has a total of 556 cases and 28 deaths reported (up 3 new cases), Decatur County has a total of 374 positive cases and 33 deaths (up 5 new cases), Franklin County has 261 positive cases and 22 deaths (no change), and Ripley County has 234 positive cases and 8 deaths (no change). Locally, this is an increase of 8 new positive cases.last_img read more

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Lions must move on – Rowntree

first_img O’Connell sustained the injury in the 23-21 victory over Australia in the first Test at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, and it was announced on Monday that he would play no further part in the series. “Paul’s a massive loss. He’s such a big influence on the group and has been playing exceptionally well. But you have to get on with these things,” Rowntree said. Press Association British and Irish Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree refused to dwell on Paul O’Connell’s tour-ending fractured arm, insisting you have to “roll with the punches when it comes to injuries”.center_img “I’d like him to stay on, but I’m not sure what he’ll do. You just have to roll with the punches when it comes to injuries.” Rowntree also revealed that a clearer picture over Alex Corbisiero’s calf injury will emerge over the next 24-48 hours but was unable to give an update on Jamie Roberts’ hamstring problem. O’Connell’s Ireland team-mate Sean O’Brien spoke of the void left by the 2009 Lions skipper’s exit from the tour. The Ireland lock has been told he can remain with the Lions rather than returning home, but has yet to make a decision on whether he will stay Down Under. “Paul’s obviously a massive loss. It’s a decision for him to make if he wants to stay on. He’s a big influence. Personally I’d like to see him stay on,” O’Brien said. “The injuries aren’t too big a problem. We have lads to cover in all positions and that shows the strength of the squad.” last_img read more

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Wenger: Ozil just getting started

first_img First Aaron Ramsey smashed in his seventh goal of an impressive season after Ozil’s fifth-minute free-kick was parried by Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, but Geoff Cameron swept in a deserved equaliser for the visitors. However, the class of Ozil – signed from Real Madrid on deadline day in a £43million deal – proved the difference as his corner was flicked home by compatriot Per Mertesacker to give Arsenal the lead once more before half-time, and then another pin-point deadball delivery made sure of all three points when Bacary Sagna looped in a header on 72 minutes. “I believe that once he is completely integrated we will see even more of him, but he has shown today that he is a great player,” said Wenger. “Ozil is a player, when you look at his numbers, the assists are not a coincidence, it is just the reality of his game. “You could see today he has a good pace as well. At the moment he focuses a lot on his passing, but he can create individually as well.” Arsenal have responded with seven straight wins since they were beaten 3-1 at home on the opening day of the season – and if Ozil continues his impressive displays, Wenger’s squad could be set for a long-overdue sustained assault on the Premier League title. Wenger, though, moved to play down any early talk of ending almost a decade without a trophy. He said: “Ozil gave a lift to everybody at the club and, for the rest, it will be the quality of our teamwork and our team play that will decide that. “The only thing of our position at the moment is that we are in a position where we can focus on improvement in a stable environment, so that is a good basis. For the rest, [in] the table everyone is mathematically together. “We have shown again another aspect as well, that we can dig deep and fight when we are a bit under pressure. When the third goal went in, we just kept the result.” Manager Arsene Wenger is in no doubt there is more to come from club-record signing Mesut Ozil after watching the Germany playmaker create all of his side’s goals in the 3-1 win over Stoke at the Emirates Stadium which sent Arsenal top of the Barclays Premier League. The Arsenal boss was forced into a late change to his starting XI when England forward Theo Walcott suffered a minor abdominal strain during the warm-up and was replaced by German youngster Serge Gnabry. “He had an abdominal muscle problem,” said Wenger. “Is it a question of days? I hope so. He had a little problem before the Marseille game and it became a bit worse. “It is a bit mysterious because we don’t really know what it is.” Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner was on the bench for the first time this season, having seen a move away during the transfer window blocked, and could now feature at West Brom in the Capital One Cup next week. Wenger said: “We have to rotate the squad because we play again on Saturday (at Swansea) and after that we have a massive home game in the Champions League.” Stoke manager Mark Hughes, meanwhile, felt his side could take great credit from their performance, despite the final result. “We showed courage to get back into the match after the early goal,” he said. “We talked about trying to stay in the game in the second half, and creating more opportunities for ourselves, and that is what we did with a level of control, but the third goal took the wind out of our sails.” He added: “Arsenal are a good team and have added a top-class player in Ozil, who had an influence today and I am sure that will continue.” Hughes was, though, less than impressed by the performance of referee Mike Dean and his assistants Gary Beswick and Jake Collin. The former QPR boss said: “All people can have poor games and I think (Collin) had a poor game. “I just felt his interpretation of some of the free-kicks and decisions which were given, both for and against (us)… I have seen that group of officials have better games, let’s put it that way.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Title memories spur on Mourinho

first_img His third Premier League title, after wins in 2004/05 and 2005/06, would be his first championship success since Real Madrid’s Primera Division win in 2011/12. Mourinho added: “I don’t think it’s normal to win a title every season, unless you choose one of the countries and clubs where even the kit man as manager wins it. In here (England), it’s difficult.” Chelsea enter this weekend’s Premier League fixtures 13 points clear of Manchester City and Arsenal with four games to go. The Blues have seen commanding leads wiped out earlier this season, but everyone anticipates victory now, with Mourinho enjoying the run-in. “I prefer because it depends on you,” he said. “When people sometimes say ‘it’s yours to lose’, ‘you’re under pressure’… we are not under pressure. The pressure is on the teams who have to win and wait for us to lose. “Since March, when we recovered the distance we’d lost in December, the problem was for the others. They had to win. “Some of them had fantastic runs. Man United had victories consecutive, Arsenal too, but they couldn’t close the gap. “For us, it was just about us. Nothing else matters. This weekend we don’t care about Hull City v Arsenal (on Monday), or United v West Bromwich Albion (on Saturday). It’s just about us. “When it goes to the countdown, I like the feeling that we have to force it. We can’t wait for it. “I like the feeling of the last month: come on, let’s go, we need four victories, three victories, two. “I like this feeling of being almost there but not there. I like this. I like this last push.” “The meaning is the important thing. The feeling, the emotion is what stays forever,” Mourinho said. “I have replicas of every cup I won and I don’t care about the replicas. Or the medals. “I really don’t care. What stays forever is the feeling, the emotion, the memory of the moment. “I have clear in my memory every one of these moments I lived.” Mourinho describes the moment when the referee blows the final whistle on a triumph, such as the Capital One Cup success at Wembley earlier this season, or the imminent league win, as “like a flash”. He added: “You have like a flash of the people you love most, the people who are with you, a little bit of the most important moments that lead to that trophy. “It’s like a quick flash. And, with me, five minutes later, move on.” Mourinho has won 21 trophies in his career, with domestic titles in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain. Press Association Victory against Crystal Palace on Sunday will see the Blues wrap up a first Premier League title in five years and Mourinho’s third in the competition. If – or more likely, when – Chelsea win the title, Mourinho will be engulfed by a wave of emotion and reflection, before “five minutes later” looking forward to masterminding the next success. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho cherishes memories, not trophies and medals. last_img read more

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