Focus on Management

first_imgWilliam Secor, assistant professor at the University of Georgia Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, has built his career by analyzing the big business of small towns.His studies often connect the larger global and national policy landscape to their impact of individual farmers and farm businesses — from evaluating the impact of a new ethanol plant to projecting the impact of swine flu on Midwestern pork producers.Secor joined the faculty at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) in August 2019, where he does management marketing research and teaches agribusiness marketing and management, rural economic development and rural growth. Secor values the variety he finds in his work at CAES.“The opportunity to teach and do research in an academic environment after coming from industry, that was exciting,” Secor said. “This is a great place to be. Our department is doing some exciting things as we look to grow.”Secor received his undergraduate and master’s degrees in applied economics from Virginia Tech and received his doctorate from the University of Minnesota. He returned to Virginia Tech after graduation and taught before joining the staff of the Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business as an associate director.He worked in the private sector as an economist for CosBank in Denver, Colorado, before being lured back to academia and the University of Georgia. Secor currently has a 55% research and 45% teaching appointment. His research is rooted in the areas of managerial economics, industrial organization, and agribusiness management and marketing.“During my doctoral research, I did some research in ethanol plant investment, using real options,” Secor said. “At the other end of the agribusiness supply chain, (I am) looking at the impacts of a grocery store merger and that impact on prices, specifically looking at how prices change differently for national brands versus store brands.”For more information about Secor’s work, visit read more

Famous quotes from fearless females

first_imgWhether you are “with her” or not, Hillary Clinton is without a doubt a powerful political figure. The upcoming election is just three weeks away and no matter the outcome, having the first female candidate on the ticket is something to be celebrated. Hillary’s significance, not only in the political sphere, but for our country in general calls to mind other powerful women in American history. Below are a few memorable quotes from a few outstanding women.“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” – Eleanor Roosevelt“Don’t mistake politeness for lack of strength.” – Sonya Sotomayor“Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” – Madeleine Albright“The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” – Rosa Parks“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” – Hillary Clinton 53SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Detailslast_img read more

FDA approves new FluMist plant in England

first_imgJan 3, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A new facility built in England to produce MedImmune’s intranasal flu vaccine, FluMist, has gained the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval, the company announced last week.The facility in Liverpool will increase the company’s production capacity to about 90 million bulk doses per season, MedImmune said in a news release.The company’s existing bulk production plant, also in Liverpool, can produce up to 18 million to 20 million bulk doses per season, according to MedImmune spokeswoman Clarencia Stephen in Gaithersburg, Md.MedImmune made about 3 million doses of FluMist, a live-virus vaccine, for the US market for this flu season. The company shipped about 800,000 doses in the third quarter of 2005, Clarencia told CIDRAP News. Figures for the last quarter of the year were not yet available.Bulk FluMist is made in Liverpool and shipped to Philadelphia (Pa.), where it is blended and packaged, Stephen said.In MedImmune’s news release, Bernardus N.M. Machielse, senior vice president for operations, said the new facility “provides the capacity for manufacture of increased supply of FluMist and our investigational, next-generation influenza vaccine, known as CAIV-T (cold adapted influenza vaccine, trivalent). The facility could also be used to produce vaccine year round in the event of an influenza pandemic.”The new plant has 10 times the square footage of the existing facility and has larger testing and storage facilities, the company said.MedImmune hopes to start production in the new plant sometime this year, Stephen said. Because FluMist is sold only in the United States, the facility is not facing any British regulatory hurdles, she said.Stephen said it was too early to suggest what effect the plant may have on the supply of FluMist in the United States.MedImmune recently announced favorable preliminary results in a phase 3 study of CAIV-T, a new FluMist formulation that can be stored in liquid rather than frozen form. “It provides greater accessibility and added convenience for healthcare providers, because it no longer needs to be stored in a freezer and it can be administered fairly quickly after it’s taken out of the refrigerator,” Stephen said.FluMist is currently licensed for use only in healthy people between the ages of 5 and 49 years. The aim of the phase 3 study of CAIV-T was to provide the “pivotal data” to seek approval for use of the vaccine in children down to the age of 6 months, the company said.The trial included about 8,500 children between the ages of 6 and 59 months, including children with a history of asthma and wheezing. Compared with an injectable flu vaccine, CAIV-T yielded a significant 55% reduction in illness caused by any flu strain, MedImmune said. Participant who received the injectable vaccine had an 8.6% rate of flu, versus 3.9% for those who received CAIV-T.The trial results have not yet been reported in a scientific journal, Stephen said.See also:Dec 27 MedImmune news release on FDA approval of British plantDec 12 MedImmune news release on the CAIV-T triallast_img read more

COVID-19: Police to refrain from detaining suspects to contain virus

first_imgThe National Police have instructed investigators to refrain from detaining individuals declared suspects in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country’s detention centers.National Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Asep Adi Saputra said detaining suspects would only cram more people into the police’s detention centers, which could accelerate the spread of the disease.“We have asked our investigators not to detain suspects when investigating criminal cases since the government has asked residents to perform physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Asep said at a press conference on Thursday. He added that the instruction had been given to all of the police’s criminal investigation units and that detainment should be the last resort when dealing with criminal suspects. Instead, investigators were asked to perform “normative” legal proceedings when dealing with criminal suspects. He did not elaborate about what those proceedings entailed.Read also: Overcrowded and understaffed, prisons scramble to protect inmates from infectionAsep said the police would take into consideration the magnitude of the suspects’ alleged crimes in deciding whether to detain them. Law enforcement personnel would also place suspects into custody if they fulfilled all conditions stipulated in the Criminal Code Procedure Law (KUHAP), he said.According to the law, suspects can be detained if law enforcement officials have gathered at least three pieces of evidence supporting their allegations or if suspects pose a flight risk, may deliberately alter or destroy evidence or repeat the alleged offense.“We promise to be more selective when placing suspects into detainment,” Asep added.Topics :last_img read more

Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Nicolas Anelka names surprise choice as best manager he’s played under

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Jun 2020 2:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link939Shares Anelka loved his time at Bolton (Picture: Getty Images)On playing under Big Sam, Anelka added: ‘I loved it. I loved everything about him!‘The game preparation, the games, the football style, his coaching, and the relationship he had with the players, his way to think about modern football using recovery more than anything else.’Anelka, now 41 years old, is working as a youth coach at Lille after a playing career that saw him appear for 13 clubs from 1996-2015.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Champions League, Premier League and European Championships winner feels of all those clubs, game preparation also stood out at Bolton under Big Sam.‘For me, we had the best game preparation at Bolton and Chelsea based on recovery before and after the game,’ he said. ‘We had lots of massages, ice baths and hot baths and I could feel the difference. We were ready to fight.‘Big Sam’s training sessions were very light but intense. He made sure we had fresh legs for the games and that we were ready to give everything and mostly be ready to fight because every game was a war.’MORE: Arsenal hero Perry Groves implores Mikel Arteta not to hand David Luiz a new contractMORE: Alan Shearer issues transfer warning to Arsenal amid Mikel Arteta strugglesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Nicolas Anelka names surprise choice as best manager he’s played under Advertisement Nicolas Anelka has played for some huge names in management (Picture: Getty Images)Nicolas Anelka has played for some of the most recognisable names in European football management over the last 25 years, but two stand out as his best managers: Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce.The Frenchman made his name at Arsenal under compatriot Wenger, so it is little surprise Anelka has named the Gunners legend as one of his best bosses.However, Allardyce might catch the eye when Anelka has played under the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Vicente Del Bosque, Guus Hiddink, Luiz Felipe Scolari and…Kevin Keegan.Anelka played a season-and-a-half for Bolton under Allardyce from 2006-08, scoring 23 goals in the short space of time after his return to the Premier League from Fenerbahce.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIt had been something of a gamble from Allardyce and for the player himself, but it paid off for both as he produced the goods and moved to Chelsea in January 2008 for £15m, which saw the Trotters nearly double their money.Anelka has praised Allardyce, along with Wenger, for knowing how to get the best out of him.‘For me, I take into consideration football, attitude, my understanding with the coach, mentality and how he used me on the field and because of this there is only two names: Big Sam and Arsene Wenger,’ Anelka told Bolton’s official website. ‘They knew how to use my qualities to get the best out of me.’last_img read more

Scottish wave body hires technical experts

first_imgWave Energy Scotland (WES) has hired technical assistance for the assessment of the applications in the structural materials and manufacturing processes program.The companies selected are to provide assessment of the applications going forward to the stage 2 of WES’ Structural Materials and Manufacturing Processes (SMMP) Program.Scottish engineering consultancies Augmentias Maritime & Offshore Engineering, and QED Naval, as well as Isle of Wight-based composite materials supplier Gurit Composite Components, have been selected to conduct the work on behalf of WES.They will be tasked to provide independent and impartial expert advice, and evaluate 10 applications that cover both technical and commercial elements, according to the contract award notice posted on Scottish government’s procurement portal.The purpose of the SMMP Program is to investigate whether it is possible to make a step change impact in the Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) by constructing typical wave energy converter devices from alternative materials.To remind, in January 2017 WES selected 10 projects to share a total of £3 million to develop innovative materials and manufacturing processes for wave energy converters, and test their survivability in different sea conditions.last_img read more

Petrofac kicks off well decommissioning job in UK

first_imgCome early May and the two companies agreed to delay the beginning of the program on Rubie and Renee until 25 May 2020, putting Awilco’s rig on standby rate. WilPhoenix rig by Ronnie Robertson – shared with permission from the photographer To remind, Awilco Drilling last March signed a contract with Petrofac for the provision of WilPhoenix rig in support of a three-well plug & abandonment program on Rubie and Renee fields. Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services business (EPS) has begun the activity on its previously awarded well decommissioning contract for the Rubie and Renee fields located off the UK. The program was scheduled to start in early May. In an update on Wednesday, Petrofac said that, over the next three months, it would provide well operator, well engineering, and project management services to decommission four wells within the Rubie and Renee fields, 200km northeast of Aberdeen. center_img Three of these wells will now be decommissioned on a lump-sum turnkey basis, Petrofac said. “We have delivered significant savings for our clients during these campaigns and are delighted to capitalise on our track record by decommissioning three of the four wells on a lump sum turnkey basis to align with our client’s operating strategy”. Petrofac is responsible for detailed planning, direct procurement and management of all subcontracted services, including the provision of a semi-submersible rig, in delivering this well decommissioning campaign. Nick Shorten, Managing Director for Petrofac Engineering and Production Services West, said: “We are excited to kick-off this critical well decommissioning activity. The contract builds on our existing track record for delivering Well Operator and Project Management services for clients globally, but specifically in the UKCS where in recent years we have successfully delivered numerous multi-well decommissioning campaigns, permanently abandoning 25 wells since 2016.last_img read more

Farley to host Ideal Ready Mix Tri-Track Challenge

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyFARLEY, Iowa – On Friday, July 15, Farley Speedway will host a special night of racing action featuring the Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Models.The Ideal Ready Mix Tri-Track Challenge will headline the program with the Late Models battling it out on the 3/8-mile dirt track for 50 laps with $2,000 going to the winner.In addition to the Late Models, Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks will be racing.Action gets underway with hot laps at 7 p.m. and racing to follow.last_img read more

Syracuse football nose tackle Steven Clark out for the season with lower-leg injury

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse sophomore nose tackle Steven Clark is out for the year with a lower-leg injury, Syracuse Athletics announced Thursday. Clark had started the first nine games of the year at that position before sitting out the Orange’s (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) 35-20 loss to North Carolina State on Saturday.Freshman McKinley Williams started in his place for his first career start.Clark managed 16 total tackles this season (6 solo and 10 assisted), 1.5 tackles for loss and three quarterback first reported on Saturday that Clark would miss the final two games of the regular season and could have returned for a possible bowl game, citing Clark’s father.Clark has 37 tackles, two fumbles recoveries and three tackles for loss in his 21 career games played at SU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on November 17, 2016 at 5:35 pm Contact Jon: | @jmettuslast_img read more

Ilechukwu Wants Kano Pillars Scalp as Birthday Gift

first_imgHead Coach of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Football Club of Lagos, Fidelis Ilechukwu, has told his wards to give him a befitting birthday gift by coming out top in their next league match against Kano Pillars Football Club of Kano.The newcomers will be the guests of the former league champions, Kano Pillars FC in tomorrow’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match-day 28 clash scheduled to take place at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.Speaking to his wards after his team’s final training session at the Prayer City training ground on Wednesday, Coach Ilechukwu who became a year older yesterday told his players that a victory over the Sai Masu Gida would be a perfect gift for him. He began “Our game against Kano Pillars is a very important match for us for many reasons and I want you all to make me and our supporters happy after the game on Saturday‎.“I will be a year older on Thursday (yesterday), I need the three points as birthday gift. I believe in you guys and I know that you can win the match for me to have a remarkable 38th birthday celebration.“If they can come to Lagos and share the points with us in the first leg, I see nothing stopping us from grinding out a victory on Saturday,” said the youthful tactician.The Lagos-based team claimed the 9th spot on the leaderboard with 36 points from 25 league matches. They are three points behind the host who sits in 5th position.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more