D.W. Brooks

January 17, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaFive innovative leaders at the University of Georgia were honored in the name of another innovator Oct. 3 in Athens, Ga., when the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences had its annual D.W. Brooks Lecture and Faculty Awards for Excellence.Brooks, founder of Gold Kist Inc. and Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies, was an advisor on agriculture and trade issues to seven U.S. presidents. Although he died in 1999, his promotion of agriculture lives on through those honored each year.The 2006 winners are Allan M. Armitage, teaching; Joseph F. Frank, research; John P. Beasley, extension; Sandra F. McKinney, public service extension programs; and Anna V.A. Resurreccion, international agriculture. Each will receive $5,000.The awards program included the annual Brooks lecture. Pedro Sanchez spoke on the African Green Revolution and the Millennium Villages Project. Sanchez is director of the Center for Tropical Agriculture and Rural Environment and senior research scholar and director of the Millennium Villages Project at the Earth Institute at Columbia University.Armitage has evaluated garden plants in Montreal, Quebec; East Lansing, Mich.; and now Athens, Ga. Lately, his research focuses on using woody shrubs for the greenhouse and retail industry.The author of 11 books, Armitage is best known for his classroom and reference text, “Herbaceous Garden Perennials, a Treatise of Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes.” His interest in new crops for the garden, greenhouse and field has taken him to gardens worldwide. He also directs the UGA Horticulture Gardens, which are supported by growers and plant breeders internationally.Frank, a CAES food science and microbiology professor, teaches food microbiology courses in the department of food science and technology. From 1999 to 2001, he served as interim head of the department.His research covers the microbiological safety of ready-to-eat foods and the role of bacterial cultures in dairy product quality. His research accomplishments include showing how biofilm growth affects Listeria monocytogenes survival in food processing environments, developing ways to observe viable pathogenic bacteria on food tissues treated with antimicrobials, and finding that capsule-producing lactic acid bacteria can improve the texture of low-fat dairy products.Beasley, a UGA Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist, is based at the CAES Tifton campus. His applied research program focuses on peanut management and economically competitive production systems.His priority is to develop educational programs and deliver peanut production information to county Extension agents and Georgia peanut growers. He works closely with other faculty on the UGA peanut team to develop and deliver information that makes Georgia farms more productive and profitable.McKinney, the UGA Extension coordinator for Crisp County, has excelled in Extension 4-H youth development. Her innovative educational programs have garnered state, national and international recognition.Under McKinney’s direction, Crisp County 4-H was one of five youth groups in the world to receive the Albert Schweitzer International Youth Group of the Year Award for their environmental work in waste management, beautification and education. Another Crisp project, “Taking the Sting Out of the Mosquito Threat,” was the only 4-H project in the nation selected to appear on a video showcasing exceptional after-school programming.Resurreccion, a professor of food science and technology, has distinguished herself through international research and exceptional creativity. She has helped globalize the CAES peanut processing and utilization research program.Resurreccion developed a research program on ways to measure and quantify consumer preferences and the sensory quality of food. She uses this information to design, develop and optimize food products for global markets. She’s also a principal investigator or co-investigator on five U.S. Agency for International Development Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program projects in the Philippines, Thailand, Egypt and Bulgaria.last_img read more

Bernie Fine denies allegations in statement Friday

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Published on November 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] Comments Bernie Fine, the Syracuse basketball associate head coach who has been accused of molesting two former team ball boys, has denied the allegations in a statement released by his lawyer, Karl J. Sleight, on Friday: ‘Simply put, these allegations are patently false in every aspect. The fact is these allegations have been thoroughly investigated multiple times. When evaluating the veracity of these accusations, please keep in mind that credible media outlets were approached in the past to publicize these false allegations and declined to do so. I fully cooperated with all past inquires. ‘Sadly, we live in an allegation-based society and an Internet age where in a matter of minutes one’s life long reputation can be severely damaged. I am confident that, as in the past, a review of these allegations will be discredited and restore my reputation. I hope the latest review of these allegations will be conducted expeditiously. ‘Finally, I appreciate the Chancellor’s statement that I should be accorded a fair opportunity to defend myself against these accusations. I fully intend to do so. There should never be a rush to judgment when someone’s personal integrity and career are on the line.’ [email protected] is placeholder textcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

The Abidal Case does not end: It is confirmed that there was a donation, now it remains to be seen if they were cousins

May 14, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgIf we recapitulate the case, they will remember that Abidal suffered liver cancer that was resolved by a transplant of what was supposedly his cousin. A citizen of Lyon named Gérard Armand. The case did not go beyond the happy recovery of the footballer until during the wiretaps of Sandro Rosell A call was picked up between the former president of Barça and Juanjo Castillo, an intimate collaborator of the former, in which the Frenchman was reproached for his little gratitude “after having bought him a liver to save his life.” An absolutely illegal practice that opened a judicial investigation.Well, forensic expert evidence shows that en truth, that transplanted liver was from Gérerd Armand, as blood tests and scars show. What is not clear is that they are related, fact required for this class of transplants. According to the researchers Abidal and Armand contradicted their kinship in the interrogations and for this reason the Spanish consular body in Lyon was asked to obtain the birth certificate of both, a management that could not be completed. The Abidal Case remains unclear and at each door that opens after the investigation a new question arises. According to the forensic tests of the clinical expertise to which the Cadena SER, it is proven that the French citizen Gérard Armand was the donor of the piece of liver that allowed the Barcelona defender and current technical secretary of the club to recover from the cancer he suffered. However, this clarification is followed by the consequent mystery: what is not clear now is that Armand and Abidal are related, in this case, cousins ​​as stated, so the donation could be considered a crime.last_img read more