first_imgFor more information, call Estes Reynolds at (706) 542-2574. Or e-mail him. Ironically, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks forced the cancellation of a Sept. 13-14 workshop on a topic the attacks made even more important to shoppers: food safety. The workshop has been rescheduled. The American Meat Science Association’s “Improving Your Sanitation Program” for meat and poultry processors will now be Nov. 29-30. It’s set for the Georgia Center for Continuing Education on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Ga.The two-day, comprehensive workshop will begin at 7:45 a.m. Nov. 29. It will fill two full days with timely classes, ending around 5 p.m. Nov. 30. The comprehensive course was developed in cooperation with Virginia Tech and UGA food scientists.The course is designed for anyone responsible for meat or poultry processing plant sanitation, including quality control supervisors, HACCP coordinators, plant engineers and production managers.A $395 fee covers the course materials, a reception Thursday evening, two luncheons and refreshment breaks. Preregistration is required before Nov. 16. Just get a form off the Web and fax it to (706) 542-9066.last_img read more

first_imgSpeaker Shap Smith today announced the appointment of Representative Michael Fisher as the chair of the House Committee on Health Care.  Fisher, the current vice chair of the committee, replaces former Representative Mark Larson who resigned from the legislature in August to become the Commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access. Representative Sarah Copeland-Hanzas will become the committee’s vice chair. ‘Mike has been a leader in the House for over a decade.  His expertise in the field of health and human services is vast, and his enthusiasm to tackle the barriers to the access of quality affordable health care for Vermonters is unparalleled,’ said Speaker Smith.  ‘The legislature made great strides last year and Mike’s leadership was crucial to those efforts.  His leadership will be needed as we continue to move forward with health care reform.’ Rep. Fisher has been a member of the legislature since 2001, representing the towns of Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro. He served as the vice chair of the House Committee on Human Services from 2007-2010 and as vice chair of the House Committee on Health Care during the 2011 session.  Rep. Fisher works as a social worker in Addison County, having earned a masters degree in social work from the University of Vermont. ‘I am excited to continue to advance our state’s health care reform efforts,’ said Rep. Fisher.  ‘Reducing health care costs and improving access to quality care is vital to the health and economic wellbeing of the state, and I am confident in the ability of the committee to dig into that work.’ Rep. Copeland-Hanzas has represented the towns of Bradford, Fairlee, and West Fairlee since 2005.  She has been a member of the House Committee on Health Care for the past five years, and has served as Deputy Assistant Majority Leader since 2009.  Rep. Copeland-Hanzas is a small business owner, operating The Local Buzz Cafe in Bradford. ‘The House Health Care Committee has led the way in health care reform over the past two years,’ said Speaker Smith. ‘I am confident that Mike and Sarah will be a strong leadership team and look forward to seeing the progress of the committee.’last_img read more

first_imgIn a clash of two Abuja-based teams, it was Team Tombim which got off to a winning start Saturday with national champion, Moses Michael besting Sunday Emmanuel of Team FCT in the first men’s singles 6-2, 7-5.Former national champion, Thomas Otu restored parity with a 2-6, 6-2, 5-2 rtd (retired) win over cramping Christian Paul.The women’s singles expectedly went the way of Team Tombim as former national champion Sarah Adegoke proved too strong for Osaremen Airhunwhunde – dismissing her in straight set of 6-2, 6-1.Team FCT is already guaranteed N2 million and would play for third place in Lagos Dec 15 & Dec 16 against the loser of the second semifinals.Team Tombim will also await the outcome of the second semifinals between Team Civil Defence and Team Offikwu taking place at the Abuja National Stadium Saturday Dec 10 and Sunday Dec. 11 to know its opponents for the N7 million winner’s purse. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Defending champions Team Tombim is through to the finals of the 2016 NCC Tennis League Cup. The Abuja based team which led  3-1 at the end of proceedings Saturday at the Enugu Sports Club grabbed the one point it needed in the very first men’s reverse singles match yesterday.Christopher Edwards replaced Christian Paul who cramped out in the second singles on Saturday against Thomas Otu  and beat Sunday Emmanuel  of Team FCT 6-3, 6-4 to put the tie beyond the reach of their opponents. Moses Michael stretched the lead by overpowering Thomas Otu 6-3, 6-1.Edwards then paired Lovette Donatus to win the mixed doubles beating Otu and Faith Sunday 6-3, 6-1.last_img read more

first_imgNBA star Dwyane Wade on supporting his son’s attendance at Miami #Pride— Variety (@Variety) June 18, 2019Wade, whose encouragement of his son is clear and deliberate, was also asked for advice on how parents can support their LGBT kids.“I’m asked a question about my kids a lot from a sports perspective. … I think people expect you to parent each kid the same. They are all different, and I have to get to know them and where they are.”I have to say to most parents, get to know your kids,” Wade said. “Don’t put your wants and needs on them.” Retired NBA star Dwyane Wade has responded to the criticism he received for supporting his son’s participation in the annual Miami Beach Pride march earlier this spring. The 17-year veteran sat down with Variety to explain the importance of supporting 12-year-old Zion in all that he does. Dwyane Wade was surprised that his love for his son resulted in some backlash on social media— Variety (@Variety) June 18, 2019MORE: Sons of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade to be high school teammates“This is my job as a father,” Wade said. “I’m very uneasy about accolades that come from supporting my kids or the negativity that comes from it. I’m doing what every parent should do.”In April, Wade shared photos of his family at the Miami Pride parade while traveling on the road with the Heat. “We support each other with Pride!” Wade wrote on Instagram. Dwayne Wade and Gabby Union supporting young Zion at Miami Pride is so beautiful, I could cry. I can’t imagine having had this type of support as a kid (or even young adult). Amazing example of living in and showing unconditional love 💕— Câmi Thomas (@CamiCruzThomas) April 7, 2019Wade was met with vitriol online in response to the support of his son, many of the responses being too inappropriate to reshare. that’s just sad how people condon this behavior— john nobles (@johnnobles24) April 11, 2019MORE: Wade learning simple life, post-NBA”You have the support of your father, you have the support of your family every step of the way,” Wade said in the interview.last_img read more