Flavor of Georgia 2017

first_imgWhether it’s a specialty sweet treat, small-batch pork sausage or pimento cheese made from Grandma’s secret recipe, the University of Georgia’s Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest shines the spotlight on the state’s craft food scene.The contest, in its second decade, serves as a springboard for food entrepreneurs, assisting them in testing new products and reaching a larger audience, and helps new craft brands break into new markets and expand sales.Registration for the 2017 Flavor of Georgia contest, which is conducted each year by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, is now open at http://flavorofga.com/.Over the years, more than 1,100 food products have been entered in the contest. Today, many of those products are sold in national and regional supermarkets. Others have increased their wholesale distribution or internet sales, or experienced better traffic at local farmers markets.”Flavor of Georgia participants tell us that the contest provides recognition, credibility and exposure for their products,” said Sharon P. Kane, a UGA food business development specialist and the contest’s coordinator. “It also provides a valuable resource for networking with other food entrepreneurs and industry experts.”Nearly a dozen of the 2016 finalists had new business contracts within two weeks of the 2016 competition, and 85 percent of the finalists reported increased sales. Additionally, 92 percent of the finalists reported that they made new business connections because of the contest. “Customers’ eyes light up when they find out that our product won the grand prize,” said Amanda Wilbanks, owner of Gainesville, Georgia’s Southern Baked Pie Company, 2016 Flavor of Georgia grand prize winner. “We’ve made many great food industry contacts by participating, and the contest is a great conversation starter when we’re promoting our product.” Finalists and winners participate in a number of high-profile industry showcases throughout the year following each annual contest, including the Georgia Grown Symposium, the Georgia National Fair and showcase days at the Buford Highway Farmers Market. They also receive industry feedback and use of the Flavor of Georgia logo for their products’ packaging and promotional materials.Product categories for the 2017 contest include barbecue sauces, beverages, condiments and salsas, confections, dairy products, dairy-alternative products, honey, jams and jellies, meats and seafood, meat-alternative products, sauces and seasonings, snack foods, and miscellaneous products. There is no limit to the number of products an individual business can submit.Judges evaluate each product based on flavor, texture and market innovation. Consumer appeal and product representation of Georgia are also considered.Registration closes Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, but contestants can enter at an early discounted rate before Thursday, Jan. 15, 2017.  Contest finalists will participate in the final round of judging and a public tasting Tuesday, March 21, 2017, as part of the governor’s statewide Agricultural Awareness Week.For more information or to register, visit http://flavorofga.com or call 706-583-0347. Follow the contest @FlavorofGA on Twitter and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flavorofga.last_img read more

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Swiss legal chief faces sack over Infantino meetings

A Swiss parliamentary commission on Wednesday decided to open proceedings that could see the country’s attorney-general dismissed as part of an investigation over a number of alleged secret meetings with FIFA president Gianni Infantino. Head of the Swiss Parliamentary judicial committee Andrea Caroni prior to the hearing The commission voted by 13 votes to four to initiate a case against Michael Lauber. It is “due to a well-founded suspicion of serious violation of the duties of office either intentionally or by gross negligence”, explained the president of the commission, Andrea Caroni. If, at the end of the procedure, the commission finds that the suspicions are confirmed, it will submit a proposal for dismissal to parliament who will decide on the sacking. Otherwise, the procedure will be closed, the commission said in a statement. Lauber came out of the building, where Wednesday’s proceedings were held in private, simply declaring: “It went very well”. According to the report, Lauber, 54, was in charge of matters related to the notorious corruption scandal at FIFA. However, he “violated several duties of office” by meeting Infantino on three occasions in 2016 and 2017. Loading… “On several occasions, Mr. Lauber did not speak the truth, acted unfairly, violated the code of conduct and obstructed the investigation,” argued the monitoring authority. Lauber has staunchly defended himself. “The fundamental principles of the rule of law are being thrown overboard,” said Lauber, in his appeal to the Administrative Court at the end of April, and reported on Saturday by sections of the Swiss media. He accused the members of the judicial commission of being “biased” and of demonstrating “a bias” against him. Lauber said they were dealing “in speculation and (had) a constant disregard for all the facts and extenuating circumstances.” FIFA president Gianni Infantino Read Also: NBA to issue guidelines around June 1 on recalling players – report FIFA has never denied the meetings between Infantino and Lauber, explaining that they were intended to show that the international football federation, which has the status of complainant in certain procedures, was “ready to collaborate with Swiss justice”. But the legal vagueness in which these meetings took place has raised questions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksLittle Georgie Henley Has Grown Into A Beautiful Swan!6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO read more

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Iheanacho undergoes concussion protocol

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 EPL: Vardy primed for another prolific season after brace at West Brom Kelechi Iheanacho will be available for Leicester City’s clash with Norwich after undergoing a concussion protocol. The striker was substituted at half-time during Saturday’s defeat to Manchester City after a collision with visiting goalkeeper Ederson, who caught Iheanacho on the chin and throat with his fists. After an assessment, Iheanacho briefly returned to the pitch before being taken off at the interval. Manager Brendan Rodgers praised his forward’s courage and said he is his “normal self”, but because of the possibility of a concussion, Iheanacho has had to go through a six-day programme, which meant he was withdrawn from contact sessions in training. “There’s an enhanced care procedure in place but he’ll be available for Friday,” said Rodgers. “We’ve gone through the protocol from the game, so he’s obviously not in contact but he’s been training and working, he’s done similar to what all the players have done who have been in contact. When the time comes, he’ll have passed through the procedures. “He felt he could maybe have gone on, but he looked a bit groggy at half-time. I always have to go with the medical team, and the advice was he was better coming off. “But he’s recovered well. He’s been his normal self but we have to take care, which is the right thing to do. “After the game, we were showed it again, and it’s not something you want to see again. The run, and the courage he showed, was absolutely incredible. He’s a tough boy.” Iheanacho has scored eight goals and set up four more in his 15 appearances across all competitions this season.Tags: Brendan RodgersEdersonKelechi IheanachoManchester Citylast_img read more

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Colors/Guinness Greatest of the Streets West Dem … Action packed night carded for Pouderoyen

first_imgA PACKED night of action is anticipated this evening for the street football fans of Pouderoyen when the Colors/Guinness Greatest of the Streets West Demerara leg concludes. In a tense opening affair, the balanced and well-rounded unit ESPN will go head-to-head with the hard-hitting Hustlers for the first spot in the final.The second encounter will see the brute force of the Showstoppers come face to face with the Money Team in an all-out battle royal for the second spot.In addition to those games, there will be three exhibition games. In the first GPL will take on their utility counterparts GWI, followed by Broad Street versus Harmony Ballers and Admiral United against the Promoters.In the quarterfinal action, ESPN advanced via the penalty route 2-0 over Agricola while Hustlers had a 3-2 penalty result over their Goal-Getters counterparts as Deon Charter’s 14th minute shot was cancelled out by Goal-Getters Rolex Smith (28th).Games three and four were also decided on penalties as Showstoppers prevailed 2-1 over Brothers United while the Money Team won 2-1 against Tajoe’s Admiral UnitedIn the earlier group stages, West Side Ballers gained a walkover from De Kinderen while Patentia gained the same result against Golden Warriors. Semi-Finalists ESPN won against Goal-Getters 2-1 through sudden-death penalties.Meanwhile, Harmony Ballers were beaten 3-2 on penalties by Young Ballers after a one-goal stalemate. Simeon Peters’ opening goal for Young Ballers was cancelled in the 11th minute when Kevin Richards found the back of the net.Game five ended in favour of eventual semi-finalists Money Team as they registered a 1-0 win over Good Intent through Amoniki Buntin while Hustlers squeezed past Agricola Champion Boys 3-2 on sudden-death penalty kicks.Brothers United through Leon Yaw also produced a 1-0 win over Tajoe’s Admiral United while Dexroy Adams (8th) and Hubert Pedro (12th) helped Showstoppers overcome Jettty.last_img read more

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Syracuse to host 2 games in Carrier Dome

first_img Published on July 12, 2012 at 11:07 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman For the first time in program history, the Syracuse volleyball team will play two matches in the Carrier Dome, SU Athletics announced in a press release Thursday.Both matches will be during Big East play, with the first one taking place on Nov. 4 against Connecticut, and the second on Nov. 11 against Seton Hall. The Orange will play the rest of its home matches at the Women’s Building.“There is so much tradition surrounding a place like the Dome and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to play there,” head coach Leonid Yelin said in the release.Yelin is entering his first season as Syracuse’s head coach, after taking over for Jing Pu, who was fired midway through last season.The SU volleyball team is making its debut in the Carrier Dome, just eight months after the softball team did the same in the “Duel in the Dome,” when it hosted Colgate and Canisius.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse, which returns four starters from a season ago, starts the 2012 season Aug. 24 in the Colgate Classic in Hamilton, N.Y. The Orange plays a total of 30 matches this season, and will face six teams that made the NCAA tournament last year. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Student organization helps local kids

first_imgApproximately 50 eighth-grade students came for the event, which included a presentation from nonprofit organization Helping Young People Excel as well as a Q&A session with past participants of the program who are current high school sophomores.HYPE provides talented            low-income students in Los Angeles with services to help students gain admission to universities, finance their education and succeed in high school and life in general.The eighth-grade girls come from Los Angeles Academy Middle School, Clinton Middle School, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy and George Washington Carver Middle School, all situated within a five-mile radius from campus.The event focused on informing and preparing students to succeed in high school, college and their future lives. HYPE speaker Rachel Torrey handed out a sheet that asked the young women questions about their dream job, the college major they needed for that job and companies in Los Angeles related to the field.WYSE is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization at 11 universities across the country. USC’s branch, the largest of any other university, won the Tommy Award for Best Service Organization last year and currently is expanding to include more mentors.Other past WYSE events included trips around Los Angeles in which mentors and mentees had the opportunity to discuss topics ranging from mental health to birth control and pregnancy.“We give them unbiased information about anything that impacts their life as a woman in South L.A,” said WYSE executive director Lauren Estrada. “It’s more of an empowerment and confidence booster for them and helps them stay on a good path.  With more information, they empower themselves.”Another part of the day featured two games and an activity to illustrate where the girls see themselves in the future.Future events include a trip to the California Science Center  to see the Space Shuttle Endeavor and an IMAX movie on March 8.“We’re getting them out of their neighborhoods to see the rest of L.A.,” said USC WYSE Outreach Director Tiffany Kuan. Women and Youth Supporting Each Other held Future Options Day on Saturday, an annual event meant to educate local middle school students about planning for high school, college and the future.Be WYSE · Members of Women and Youth Supporting Each Other chat with local middle school girls outside Taper Hall of Humanities. – Photo courtesy of Tiffany Kuanlast_img read more

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