SPC Course.

first_imgPoultry plants already use Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point plans to ensure the safety of their products. Now, they can use Statistical Process Control to make their HACCP plans even better. A three-day University of Georgia course April 12-14 will show how processors can use SPC tools to make their food products safer and their profits higher. The short course will be at the UGA Center for Continuing Education in Athens, Ga. A $595 fee covers all materials and supplies, refreshment breaks and three lunches. To learn more about the course, or to sign up, contact the county Extension Service office. Or call Bill Hurst at (706) 542-2574. Or e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

Red Bank to Close Broad, Monmouth Streets for Pedestrian Use

first_imgMayor Pasquale Menna, ad hoc committee members, public works personnel, office of emergency management, fire, and others will be involved in the process. Because the council did not know when exactly the governor would reopen certain businesses, he said the whole idea behind the plan “was to get at least the parameters moving forward on an anticipated opening.” “We can’t wait. We want Red Bank to be ready the second we get the call,” said councilwoman Kate Triggiano.  Now that Gov. Phil Murphy has given the green light for outdoor dining to resume June 15, the borough will prepare Broad and Monmouth streets as pedestrian plazas, closing the roadways to vehicular traffic certain days of the week. By Allison Perrine The street closures were unanimously approved by the council at the May 27 meeting. According to the mayor, the length of the closure was the consensus of all the stakeholders involved with public safety consideration. As part of the plan, Broad Street from Front Street to Wallace Street, will be open for pedestrians only from Thursday evenings through Saturday evenings. Monmouth Street, from Broad Street to Maple Avenue, will be open for pedestrians only on Sundays.  Murphy announced June 1 that restaurants could reopen for outdoor dining as of June 15, along with nonessential in-person retail shopping. The steps come as the state enters into Stage Two of reopening the economy. Stage Two Openings “Entering Stage Two does not mean, just as it didn’t when we went into stage one, that we flick a light switch. This will continue to be a phased in restart based upon a careful analysis of inherent risks and the ability to safeguard public health,” said Murphy June 1 in a press conference. “The easier it is to have strong protocols in place or to ensure reduced densities of customers, the sooner that business can reopen.”center_img During the public comment portion of the meeting, Victor Kuo, the owner of Temple Gourmet Chinese, asked why committee members decided to close Broad Street from Front Street to Wallace Street and not extend the closure further. Temple is located on Broad Street near Linden Place, outside of the street closure area. News of the plan came at a council meeting May 27, days before Murphy’s announcement to move forward with outdoor dining. An ad hoc Downtown Red Bank Reopens Committee was formed at the end of May with a goal of finding a space for restaurants and businesses to operate appropriately though the pandemic to relieve some of the economic stresses that have burdened the downtown area. “Pedestrian plazas would allow for open air dining, more space for our retailers and our restaurants to operate under restrictions and a new way to experience our downtown,” said Triggiano, an ad hoc team member. “We want to be prepared as a downtown and a town to move as quickly as possible when our businesses are able to reopen.” RED BANK – Get ready to experience Red Bank in a very new way. One week later, effective June 22, salons and barber shops will be able to reopen. Gyms and health clubs have not yet been given the green light, but they will be handled in the period to follow, Murphy said. However, he urged that residents still adhere to social distancing guidelines. And this is the first phase of reopening for Red Bank, Triggiano said. Other solutions and areas of the town will be addressed going forward to help its businesses. “Nothing is going to be carved in stone,” said Menna. “The idea is to roll it out and let’s see how it plays out. And then if we have to tweak it, we will.” The article originally appeared in the June 4 – 10, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Care and communities at the heart of social cohesion

first_imgIf unity and pride is an outcome, the means to get there is by caring for one another and creating a sense of community, according to researchers at a Brand South Africa forum on social cohesion. Unity and national pride can be achieved if South Africans care more for each other and work together.(Image: Shamin Chibba)Shamin ChibbaBrand South Africa’s chief executive, Kingsley Makhubela, looked at the academics and researchers around the boardroom table and asked: “How do we build a caring nation brand?”Makhubela was addressing a roomful of researchers at the Brand South Africa research reference group discussion on social cohesion at its offices on Wednesday, 17 August.Attendees looked to define the term “social cohesion” and sought a way to integrate it into South African society.Vanessa Barolsky of the Human Sciences Research Council proposed a social cohesion strategy based on care and nation pride. She said the strategy should include, among other aspects, a new “ethic of care, an emphasis on ubuntu, respect for and unity in diversity, and shared values and norms”.Trying to incorporate social cohesion into policy was proving to be problematic, Barolsky said. One of the factors impeding it was South African society’s tussle between individualism and community structures.The definition of social cohesion in the National Development Plan (NDP) was described in “very circular terms”.The NDP states that for social cohesion to take place, the gap between rich and poor has to close and that it can be promoted across all races and classes.Pressure pointsMakhubela said there were a few “pressure points” that made social cohesion difficult to achieve in South Africa. One of them was race relations. “We carry a lot of baggage from the past and we have no system to deal with it.”For many years, he said, business had accused the state of being corrupt while the government had said business was not transformative. But it was after international ratings agencies had taken a closer look at South Africa earlier this year that both groups realised the country was built on shaky ground. “The foundation of our democracy has flopped. We’ve built it on divisive ground,” said Makhubela.He added that the colour of our skin and the language we spoke should not determine the way we related to each other and quality of service delivery we received, yet it still occurred.Women and social cohesionWith South Africa in the middle of Women’s Month, Makhubela pointed out that social cohesion was being set back by the shocking level of gender-based violence.He referred to six-year-old Kutlwano Garesape from Northern Cape who was killed recently while trying to protect his mother from being raped. The media was lauding the child as a hero, but this was a sign that something was very wrong with society, said Makhubela. “This means that a six-year-old is dealing with adult issues. So how can we say he is a hero? He shouldn’t have to deal with such things in the first place.”Role of heritageSouth Africa’s heritage also played a part in social cohesion, said Brand South Africa research manager Petrus de Kock. The country’s history went back over 2 million years with the hominid fossils found around Maropeng. He also referred to the ancient kingdoms of Mapungubwe, Magoeba and the Modjadji Rain Queen and even Afrikaans as a truly African language. “Afrikaans was a utilitarian vehicle for people on the fringes of colonial society.”Though Afrikaans was known to have roots in Dutch, German and French, the language had also absorbed elements of Malay and local languages. De Kock said less than 50% of Afrikaans speakers were white.Furthermore, people’s behaviour was just one of the soft factors that determined social cohesion. He referred to the Rhodes Must Fall campaign as a symbol of a colonial past that had not been dealt with and a soft factor affecting nation building.Barolskly spoke of the importance ethnography played in getting people to familiarise themselves with and embrace each other’s difference. “Ethnography is under-utilised in South Africa as it can capture the ‘way of life’ of groups of people.”One of these ways of life was how communities dealt with problems, noted Barolsky. In a community, the people came together to deal with a problem on their own, whereas a Western individual structure called for external intervention to find solutions.It was for this reason that attendees agreed social cohesion needed to adopt a national and communal point of view – that took into consideration smaller towns, rural areas and townships – as most discussions on the topic were centred on individual-orientated metropolitan areas.last_img read more

Residents of Bloemfontein invited to join Brand South Africa on 26 October 2016

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 19 October 2016 – Brand South Africa’s nationwide campaign – Play Your Part will be in the capital city of the Free State province on Wednesday 26 October 2016 and citizens are invited to join the programme.The Play Your Part activation themed “start doing” is aligned to Brand South Africa’s mission and purpose to inspire citizens to participate actively in building the Nation Brand. Active citizenship refers to an ethos where people get involved in their local communities which strengthens the country’s democracy at all levels.The activation in Bloemfontein follows similar engagements with communities in Limpopo and Port Elizabeth during which the innovative and interactive PYP cube was introduced to citizens. Community members shared their empowerment projects as well as pledged their time, money and skills towards improving the lives of the people of the South African Nation Brand.The citizens of Bloemfontein will also have an opportunity to engage and participate in community projects as well as showcase their active citizenship through the interactive PYP cube.On its third leg, Brand South Africa brings along its inspiring partners: Dj Sbu’s Leadership 2020 and SABC’s One Day leader programmes which promote leadership and entrepreneurship within society. In addition, Bloemfontein’s active citizens such as 23 year old author and winner of One Day leader season four Zareef Minty, hip-hop dancer and motivational speaker Oscar von Memerty and founder of I Am a Phenomenal Woman, Thato Mokhothu will lead the conversations on Playing Your Part and start doing.Dj Sbu imparted reassuring words in the previous leg of Play Your Part activation saying ‘Every young person needs to do something, no matter how small, do something that will better someone else. Vision 2030 and Brand South Africa’s Play your Part initiative want to change the mindset of young people in order to make every day a Mandela Day and make the positive change in the lives of everyone.”Engage with the PYP Cube, Brand South Africa and its partners on #PYPCube.Media is invited to attend as follows:Date : Wednesday 26 October 2016Time : 09h00 -13h00Venue : Mangaung Indoor Sport Centre,Corner Moshoeshoe Road& Chief Moroka Crescent, RocklandsRSVPS/Enquiries : Ntombi NtanziEmail [email protected] number 081 7041488Brand South Africa will also be able to facilitate any requests for interviews.Follow the conversation on #SANationBrand#PYPCUBEProgramme for the Brand South Africa Play Your PartProgamme Directed by : Sbu Leope and Seadimo TlaleTimeItem 1Item 2 08H00      INTERACTION AND ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PYP CUBEBRAND SA10H00PROGRAMME INSIDE THE VENUE COMMENCESBRAND SA10H15PLAY YOUR PART BRAND SA AVAV10H20OPENING AND WELCOMEBRAND SOUTH AFRICA10H25AV OF “ONE DAY LEADER ALUMNI”AV10H40ADDRESS FROM ONE DAY LEADERODL Free State Seadimo Tlale Season Two Finalist10H55MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER / ICE BREAKER11H05LEADERSHIP 2020 TRAINING PROGRAMMEOSCAR VON MEMERTYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6o9krBsWrUZAREEF MINTYhttp://www.leadership2020.co.za/index.php/speakers/141-zareef-mintyTHOBILE MUSHWANAhttps://www.facebook.com/Dentalmarathon/THATO MOKHOTUhttp://theyoungindependents.co.za/mzansis-100/mzansis-100-disruptor-thato-mokhothu/12H15PANEL DISCUSSION / AUDIENCE INTERACTIONlast_img read more

Frances Qamata Reading House

first_imgWe have decided to offer a portion of our house as a space for children from the community to do their homework, work on their school projects and prepare for their exams.We need people to help us with developing our project further, as well as assistance with improving the building, painting, shelving and desks.Contact person: Vuyani QamataTelephone: 072 239 2355Address:14 Tulip Street, Du NoonE-mail: [email protected]last_img

The Best Strategies for Successfully Pursuing Multiple Contacts

first_imgThere are two primary strategies for successfully pursuing different contacts within your dream client’s company. One approach is to pursue them one at a time, and another is to pursue multiple stakeholders simultaneously. Both strategies work, and both come with potential challenges.Multiple Stakeholders SimultaneouslyOne strategy for finding a way into your dream client’s company is to pursue multiple stakeholders at the same time. You choose titles that generally show up in your deals, you acquire their contact information, and you start running a prospecting campaign against all of them at the same time.The advantage of this approach is that if one person doesn’t respond, you immediately call the next. If a contact ignores your follow up email, you might get a better result from a different contact. You increase your odds of finding a way into the building, knowing you are going to have to build consensus among some group of people later. You can also learn a lot about what your dream client is presently doing and strengthen your theory as to why they should do something different in the future.You also gain the benefit of approaching the problem of creating an opportunity by going vertical, from the top of one function to the bottom, and horizontal, finding people in different functions who might benefit from what you do or point you in the right direction. In larger, more complex sales, you are likely to run into stakeholders in different parts of the business, and it is sometimes helpful to have met or spoken with people as you try to build an opportunity.There is, however, no approach without its downside. By approaching multiple stakeholders, you can draw unwanted attention to yourself. In every company, some people are happy with they are doing now, and some will defend the status quo. You can come to the attention of someone willing and able to tell you to stand down—a person you might have avoided had you known they were going to block your efforts.It’s also possible that your broad effort put people on notice, allowing them to share what you tell them with your competitor. You might have a client that helps position your competitor to retain their client by giving them your ideas and your pitch.None of the downside risks means you should not pursue this strategy. Every strategy and every course of action comes with risks.Pursuing a Single StakeholderOne of the best reasons to pursue a single stakeholder is you exert all of your effort against a single target. When you apply enough time and energy to any obstacle, the obstacle yields. Four calls to the same stakeholder is different from four calls to four separate stakeholders. In the first case, the person you call knows you are pursuing them. In the second case, you called only once, and the stakeholder does not believe you are anything but another rep who called once and went away.Calling the person you believe cares deeply about what you do, especially with a theory about what they need to do and why is often a direct and practical approach. This approach has long produced excellent results, and it is likely to do so deep into the future. You also have less of a chance of being discovered by people who would prefer you not speak to anyone in your dream client’s company.When you pursue contacts one at a time, you can move on to another one after, say, a whole quarter of professionally, persistently, pursuing the first contact. When one isn’t interested, you may find another who is compelled to change. You can still move vertically and horizontally, but it might take more time.This strategy sounds good, but it is not without its downside, too. If the one contact is difficult to reach, you may spend much time without any return on your effort. While you have limited yourself to one person, you are ignoring all the other stakeholders who might be interested in exploring change. You are cutting yourself from other possibilities.If you believe that you should start high and get pushed down into the organization, you sometimes end up with a leader who doesn’t have the same interest or isn’t compelled to do anything different. In many cases, you will find the person you need lower in the organization. I call the person who owns the outcome you can help with the “CEO of the Problem,” the person who cares the most about what you do. When a stakeholder with authority says no to the opportunity you are trying to create, it can be a substantial enough no that you will have prevented yourself from working another stakeholder for some time.Right. Wrong. Choices.There is no right or wrong answer to the question of how many stakeholders you contact at the same time. There can’t be, as both work sometimes. Most everything in sales works sometimes and lacks efficacy in other times, the context being different from one to the next, which leaves you with choices.In sales, you are required to make effective choices. You can choose to try to gain a meeting with one stakeholder and put all your effort into gaining that commitment. You can also choose to call on different stakeholders throughout your dream client’s company and find success. You can also try each of these approaches with different sets of dream clients based on what you know, your theory as to why they should change, and your experience in what works best for you when it comes to getting a meeting.Whatever you decide to do, if something isn’t working for you, explore your choices and try something else. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

10 months agoInter Milan launching swap bid for Real Madrid midfielder Kroos

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Inter Milan launching swap bid for Real Madrid midfielder Kroosby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan are launching a swap bid for Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos.Corriere dello Sport says Inter plan to offer Mauro Icardi in exchange for the Germany international.The idea is to take advantage of Madrid’s search for a new striker as they look to fill the goal gap left by Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus. Icardi’s name is one of those which has been linked with the club regularly since the summer. The Argentine is expected to renew with Inter but he has not signed new terms yet, which could see him included in a deal for Kroos. last_img read more

Fox Sports Hires Former ESPN Analyst Chris Spielman For College Football, NFL Role

first_imgESPN's logo in red and white.Chris Spielman is headed to Fox Sports. The former ESPN college football analyst will have a college football and NFL role at Fox. Spielman, 50, had been at ESPN since 2001. [email protected] is excited to welcome @chris_spielman as an @NFLonFOX and @CFBONFOX analyst: https://t.co/EED0gUHVz5— FOX Sports PR (@FOXSportsPR) May 17, 2016From the release:Former Ohio State All-American and NFL All-Pro linebacker Chris Spielman returns to FOX Sports as an NFL and college football analyst, it was announced today by FOX Sports President, Production & Executive Producer John Entz. Spielman, who began his broadcasting career with FOX Sports Net in 1999, serves as a game analyst during the upcoming NFL season and contributes to the network’s extensive college football coverage.“I’m excited about being part of FOX’s NFL and college football coverage for years to come.” Spielman said.“Chris is a tremendous broadcaster with a wealth of NFL and college football knowledge,” Entz said. “His outstanding career both on and off the field brings a huge amount of credibility to FOX Sports. We feel really fortunate to have him with us.”Spielman played at Ohio State in the mid-1980s and was a two-time All-American. He played in the NFL from 1988-99. [Fox Sports]last_img read more

Las Vegas SuperBook Updates College Football National Championship Odds

first_imgNational Title Odds from the Westgate Las Vegas Super BookNational Title OddsMichigan now has the second-best odds to win college football’s national championship, according to a Las Vegas sportsbook. Westgate Las Vegas Superbook had updated its national title odds for the 2016 season. Alabama, at 5 to 1, remains the favorite to win it all. The Crimson Tide won the national championship a season ago and bring back a decent amount of their contributors along with an elite recruiting class. The Wolverines, though, have seen their odds recently jump. Michigan now has 7 to 1 odds to win it all, with Clemson, Florida State and Ohio State trailing Jim Harbaugh’s program with 8 to 1 odds. Here’s the full list. @chengelis Updated College Championship Odds ONLY have Alabama ahead of the Wolverines to win it all now… pic.twitter.com/95VTsCoxvA— Johnny Detroit (@Johnny_Detroit) July 10, 2016Who’s your pick to win it all this season? The 2016 campaign kicks off in less than two months, with the first college football Saturday set for Sept. 3. We can’t wait.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Says 10 Freshmen Will Be In Michigan’s Two-Deep

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talks with quarterback Wilton Speight #3.IOWA CITY, IOWA- NOVEMBER 12: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talks with quarterback Wilton Speight #3 during the first quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes on November 12, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh isn’t disqualifying rookies from making this season’s two-deep.Speaking this morning on his Inside Michigan Football television show, Jim Harbaugh claimed that he can think of at least 10 freshmen who will have a spot in the team’s two-deep depth chart. And that’s not just as reserves for older players. Harbaugh said some of those players will play in their first Michigan football game as starters.Nick Baumgardner of MLive.com shared the statement on Twitter:Jim Harbaugh on his TV show: 10 freshmen have shown they’ll be in the two-deep as a starter or a backup.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) August 28, 2016Michigan hasn’t published a two-deep at this time. However, it’s likely a depth chart will appear within the week, as several teams have already released their starting squads.Harbaugh didn’t provide any specific names for which freshman qualify for the two-deep on Sunday’s television show. However, reports from Michigan’s fall camp make it relatively easy to determine which freshman might snag those spots.Specifically, according to Baumgardner, there have been 10 standouts from fall camp: defensive end Rashan Gary, left tackle Ben Bredeson, guard/DT Michael Onwenu, wide receiver Nate Johnson, wide receiver Eddie McDoom, wide receiver Kekoa Crawford, safety Khaleke Hudson, corners David Long and Lavert Hill, running back/receiver Chris Evans and kicker Quinn Nordin.Michigan opens its season Sep. 3 against Hawaii.last_img read more