HACCP Workshop.

first_imgFederal guidelines now require HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) programs of all meat and poultry plants. These programs are considered vital to the safety of food products.A HACCP program is a team effort. And a good team has to be properly trained. University of Georgia food scientists will train teams in providing sound HACCP programs and food safety in a workshop May 14-15 in Athens, Ga.The training will start at 7:30 a.m. May 14 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. It will end at 4:45 p.m. May 15. It’s limited to the first 100 to sign up.Register On-line A $395 fee covers lunches, breaks and classroom materials, but should be prepaid by April 23. Register on-line at http://fsext-outreach.ces.uga.edu. (Click on “Calendar of Events 2001” and scroll down).Contact the county Extension Service office to learn more about the workshop or get a registration form. Or call Estes Reynolds at (706) 542-2574. Or e-mail him at reynolds@flavor.fst.uga.edu.last_img read more

Ørsted gets U.S. green light for Deepwater Wind purchase

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Maritime Executive:Ørsted has obtained approval by U.S. competition authorities completed the acquisition of a 100 percent equity interest in Deepwater Wind.Ørsted entered into an agreement with the D.E. Shaw Group to acquire a 100 percent equity interest in Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind earlier this month at a purchase price of $510 million.The two companies’ offshore wind assets and organizations will be merged to become the group with most comprehensive geographic coverage and the largest pipeline of development capacity in the U.S.Deepwater Wind’s portfolio has a total potential capacity of approx. 3.3GW. With the combined organization and asset portfolio, Ørsted will be able to deliver clean energy to the seven states on the U.S. East Coast that have already committed to build in total more than 10GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030.The name of the new organization is Ørsted US Offshore Wind. It will be represented by a local management team headed by Ørsted US Offshore Wind CEO Thomas Brostrøm, Co-CEO Jeff Grybowski, President and CFO David Hang both from Deepwater Wind, and COO Claus Bøjle Møller from Ørsted.More: Ørsted completes acquisition of Deepwater Wind Ørsted gets U.S. green light for Deepwater Wind purchaselast_img read more

Honduran authorities launch security initiative to cut homicide rate by more than half

first_img Gang activity Honduran security officials understand the need to cooperate with other Latin American countries and the United States in the fight against drug trafficking, Rodríguez said. Cooperation primarily involves the sharing of information about the movements and plans of drug traffickers. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández recently, warned gangs and other criminal groups that they have run out of friends and have three options. “Gang members, extortionists, people involved in organized crime have very few friends remaining. The dark party that has caused so much harm to this country is over,” Hernández said. “Either shape up your behavior, seek peace in your souls, dedicate yourselves to your families and work decently, or you have the option of leaving the country, and if not, you will end up in prison.” Successful security initiatives ‘El Chapo’ in Honduras Honduran authorities are working to dramatically reduce the country’s homicide rate, which has been driven up in recent years by drug trafficking activity. In early January 2014, Security Minister Arturo Corrales Alvarez announced that Honduran security forces will cooperate with each other and go after street gangs and transnational organized crime groups which operate in the country. The security initiative is designed to reduce the rate of killing, Corrales said. Corrales made the announcement following a meeting with Honduran National Police Commissioner Ramón Sabillón. The security minister also asked local officials, such as mayors, and all members of society to help in the battle against organized crime. Ordinary citizens could help authorities by providing information. Honduras, which has a population of 8.5 million, has one of the highest rates of homicide in the world, according to the United Nations. The country has a homicide rate of 86.5 killings per 100,000 residents, according to UN statistics. There were more than 7,000 killings in Honduras in 2013. Eight of every 10 victims were men under age 45 who were, shot to death, according to the Violence Observatory at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), insightcrime.org repored. Authorities hope the security initiative will reduce the homicide rate to what it was in 2004, Corrales said. That year, Honduras recorded 35 killings per 100,000 residents, according to UN figures. By Dialogo February 05, 2014 Honduran security forces have achieved several successful initiatives in recent months. For example, in September 2013, Honduran police agents apprehended several alleged leaders of the gang “Los Cachiros,” including Javier Eriberto Rivera Madariaga and Devis Leonel Rivera Madariaga, who are brothes. Police also seized more than $800 million (USD) in properties, including hotels and even a zoo. . Los Cachiros is a violent drug trafficking organization based in Honduras. It has forced alliances with Mexican and Colombian drug cartels. Corrales said Honduran police are “the front line” in the battle against violence by international drug traffickers and street gangs. Corrales did not provide further details about the security initiative. Honduran police forces should cooperate in the fight against violence with the country’s Armed Forces, which are stable and effective, said and strong, said said Armando Rodríguez, a security analyst at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Specifically, police should rely on the intelligence arm of the Honduran Army and the Special Security Response Group, which is known as “the Tigers,” the security analyst said. “The high level of training of the Armed Forces and the Tigers group should be used in areas of conflict,” Rodríguez said. “They should be used in remote regions where access is difficult, to round up criminal gangs, which will improve security. Trying to reduce the number of murders in a year to the number from ten years ago is a tough challenge to achieve.”” What does the DEA think of the continuity of “Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán”? Can it be that El Chapo is a DEA informer???????????? Cooperation between police and Armed Forces crucial: analyst The need for cooperation Violence in Honduras has increased dramatically since 2009, when Mexican drug cartels began increasing their operations in the country. Honduras has become an increasingly important place for Mexican transnational criminal organizations, such as the Sinaloa Cartel, which is led by fugitive kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. The Sinaloa Cartel and other Mexican organized crime groups, such as Los Zetas, smuggle large amounts of cocaine from South America through Honduras. Nearly 90 percent of the cocaine which is smuggled from South America to the United States and Mexico is transported through Honduras, according to published reports. Authorities estimate there are 200 illegal airstrips in Honduras, which are used by drug traffickers to transport cocaine. Most of the airstrips are near the Atlantic Ocean. The forces of El Chapo control most of these airstrips. In 2013, the Armed Forces of Honduras disabled 100 irregular airstrips, the Defense Ministry reported. There are about 1,350 youth gangs in Honduras, which have more than 150,000 members, according to published reports. Most of the gang members are between the ages of 11 and 18, and many of them operate in San Pedro Sula. Young gang members commit killings, extortion, kidnappings, and sell drugs. Mara Salvatrucha, which is also known as MS-13, and Barrio 18 are the major gangs in Honduras. In addition to San Pedro Sula, gang violence is high the cities of Tocoa, Distrito Central, Tela, La Ceiba, and Juticalpa. San Pedro Sula is the industrial hub of the country, and also the second largest city in Honduras. San Pedro Sula topped the list of the 50 most violent cities in the world in 2013, according to the Citizens Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice, a community group based in Mexico. San Pedro Sula had a homicide rate of 187 killings per 100,000 residents. Acapulco was third on the list. last_img read more

Defense in depth creates stronger wall for cybersecurity

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr As hackers and fraudsters become more creative and determined, credit unions must respond with more sophisticated and exhaustive cybersecurity defensive programs to counter fraud in all of its pernicious forms.One approach is known as Defense in Depth. The idea is to defend a system against an attack using several independent methods. This model layers multiple security controls and barriers such as firewalls, wireless and data leak protections, and identity management that provide collaborative redundancy. If one control fails, another control is there to take its place and protect the system – thus delaying cyberattackers and detecting them before they can do serious damage.The concept of Defense in Depth comes from the military – and how appropriate. Having a solid defense to protect a financial institution’s cyber system is, to that institution, on par in many ways with our military’s mission to keep our nation secure. continue reading »last_img read more

The evolving shape of risk facing financial services in 2020

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The external risk environment continues to become ever more complex. In the past decade alone, risk managers at financial services firms have had to contend with waves of comprehensive new regulation resulting from the financial crisis, confront increasingly sophisticated fraud and financial crime schemes, and grapple with the threat of business-crippling cyber-attacks – all while managing traditional financial and operational risks.The pace of change shows no signs of slowing down, with technology evolving faster than risk managers’ ability to keep up. In our new study of nearly 700 risk management executives in the global banking, insurance and capital markets sectors, we found that nearly three-fourths (72%) of respondents confirmed that complex, interconnected and ever-changing new risks are emerging more rapidly than ever before.To address on-going challenges to the bottom line and remain competitive against new entrants and the changing shape of customer needs, the financial services industry is rapidly embracing new technologies, to increase their effectiveness and be ever more connected and agile in how they operate. continue reading »last_img read more

11 things I think I think

first_imgAs I sit here, in day whatever of social distancing, I have decided to share some things I think I think. My apologies to Peter King.This is not the “new normal”. It is the current reality, and it sucks. But to get to the “new normal” we must go through this social distancing to impede the spread of the coronavirus.Credit unions are a PEOPLE business. Now is the time to live, breathe and execute upon that core tenet. The current focus for credit union leaders – hell, everyone – must be people. Profits, new products, loan growth, mergers, vacations, concerts, sports will be there eventually. Will your family, friends, internal members (employees) and external members? Care for them now so they will return, more devoted than ever.NCUA must recognize the abnormality of the current situation and adjust their exams, criteria and responses accordingly.Boy, I miss sports.People are great. There are at least 10 examples of the power of human spirit for every example of bad behavior.People appreciate that you care enough to check on and think of them.This current reality should not alter the strategic vison/plan. An actual strategic vision will not be altered by short term events. However, unless you are Nostradamus, the business or operational plan has been shredded. These short-term, tactical plans determine the how and when the overall strategy is achieved. The strategic plan is the why of the business, not the how or when.We need to take advantage and learn from this time of working from home and expanded video interfacing to enhance future service deliveries and internal operations.Extra attention must be focused on IT security. The added work from home access and external communications create additional vulnerabilities.I wish all merchants accepted contactless cards and Apple Pay.It will feel great to go to a crowded restaurant to eat, drink and be merry with family and friends.Stay safe my friends. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,David Clendaniel David Clendaniel is an inspirational and strategic leader that translates business strategies into programs and products to improve the quality of life for members, employees, and community. After being raised … Web: www.dclendaniel.com Detailslast_img read more

Layou residents benefit from natural disaster initiative

first_img 62 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Layou residents benefit from natural disaster initiative by: – April 30, 2012 Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Lazare Charles. Photo credit: Facebook.Seventeen families from the Layou Community are currently benefiting from a project geared at ensuring that their homes are better able to withstand natural disasters.The Layou Improvement Committee in collaboration with the Dominica and French Red Cross Organizations has introduced a “Safer Housing Project” in that community.President of the Layou Improvement Committee Lazare Charles said the move is in keeping with plans to reduce the effects of natural disasters on residents in Layou.“On Saturday 20 persons received training in technical specification for a wooden house. Part of the training involved foundation, flooring, walls, roof, the steps involved in nailing galvanized sheeting and to install hurricane straps. The training was headed by an Australian Engineer who is also heading the project,” Lazare explained.According to Lazare the other fourteen (14) houses will be done during the course of this week.“When there are hurricanes and strong winds it affects some homes. We are confident that the seventeen houses which are benefiting will be better able to withstand the hurricanes”.Lazare said there are several homes in Layou which needs attention; nevertheless he commended the government for the work which they have done so far.“Slowly but surely we will get there. Everything cannot be done all at once but we are strong. Layou is an area below sea level and there is also a concern especially when there is high swelling,” he explained.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

FIFA ban: Siasia to file N36.4m appeal

first_imgRelatedPosts Gov. Diri sues for understanding over Bayelsa, Rivers boundary dispute Police foil kidnap attempt of Medical Doctor in Bayelsa Coastal erosion, flood threaten Federal Polytechnic— Rector Embattled former Super Eagles’ coach, Samson Siasia, is prepared to appeal his life ban at the Court of Arbitration after his mother regained freedom from kidnappers den on Sunday.It can be recalled Siasia was banned for match-fixing by the world football’s governing body Fifa.He is expected to pay 100,000 Swiss Francs (N36,453,400) by October 10 for his appeal case to be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the Swiss city of Lausanne.In a brief chat on Sunday evening, the gaffer said: “Now, it appears I’m asking too much from Nigerians but I seriously need them in my quest to clear my name in CAS against the ban slammed on me by FIFA.“True be told I want not given the opportunity to defend my self before the ban. “I strongly believe FIFA didn’t also explore all then options to get across to me.“So for me, I still have one more battle to fight after mama’s release. “I have to do all I can to be heard at CAS because being in football is the only life that I know.”Siasia’s mother was released after being kidnapped by gunmen 10 weeks ago.Ogere Siasia, 76, and two others were seized back in July in Bayelsa State, southern Nigeria, where kidnappings for ransom are frequent.Siasia said he was “relieved” that his mother had been released safely.He said: “It’s been really tough but I’m pretty relieved that she’s finally released on Sunday morning.“I can only thank Nigerians and everyone involved in the safe return of my mother.”It’s the second time in four years that Mrs. Siasia had been kidnapped after she was previously held by gunmen for 12 days before her release back in November 2015.—  Tags: Bayelsa StateFIFA BANlast_img read more

VIDEO: Father tackled son’s opponent during wrestling match

first_imgNorth Carolina police have charged a man with assault after he attacked his son’s opponent at a high school wrestling match.On Saturday during a high school wrestling tournament, Barry Lee Jones tackled his son’s opponent because the opponent dropped his son on his head. Which was an illegal move, according to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.A video of the incident surfaced online. Jones was arrested by the Kannapolis Police Department.None of the kids were injured, according to reports.last_img read more

Lehigh seeks revenge on Army

first_img February 13, 2020 STEPPING UP: Army’s Tommy Funk has averaged 16.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists while Matt Wilson has put up 16 points and 7.8 rebounds. For the Mountain Hawks, Jordan Cohen has averaged 14.8 points and 4.2 assists while Jeameril Wilson has put up 9.5 points and 4.9 rebounds.KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Funk has had his hand in 50 percent of all Army field goals over the last five games. The senior guard has 35 field goals and 32 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Army is 0-7 this year when it scores 62 points or fewer and 12-5 when it scores at least 63.ASSIST RATIOS: The Black Knights have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Mountain Hawks. Army has 42 assists on 78 field goals (53.8 percent) over its past three outings while Lehigh has assists on 34 of 67 field goals (50.7 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Lehigh has scored 67.3 points and allowed 74 points over its last three games. Army has averaged 64.3 points while allowing 66.7 over its last three. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLehigh (7-18, 4-9) vs. Army (12-12, 7-6)Christl Arena, West Point, New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Lehigh seeks revenge on Army after dropping the first matchup in Bethlehem. The teams last played each other on Feb. 1, when the Black Knights shot 51.7 percent from the field and went 10 for 19 from 3-point territory en route to the 80-79 victory.center_img ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Lehigh seeks revenge on Armylast_img read more