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first_imgA two-woman team, Herb Girls Athens, won the $2,500 grand prize at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ FABricate entrepreneurs’ contest.In the final pitch contest held on March 27 at UGA’s Student Center for Entrepreneurship, called “Studio 225,” CAES agribusiness master’s degree student Eileen Schaffer and psychology student Amy Wright wowed the judges with their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory coffee supplement. The powder, Rally Coffee, is designed to be mixed into brewed coffee to give extra health benefits and is spiked with cinnamon, cardamom and chicory for added flavor.“Not only did we have high-quality ideas presented, but what really excited me was the diversity of the products,” said Doug Bailey, CAES assistant dean for academic affairs. “Where else are you going to find a barbecue sauce, an herbal supplement, a physical replacement for fungicides, new makeup formulas and a way to process poultry litter into fertilizer. It really shows the depth and breadth of the interests and the imaginations of our students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”Since 2017, students from CAES have presented their best ideas for world-changing technologies, innovative business plans and market-disrupting food products during the college’s annual FABricate entrepreneurship challenge.This year’s competitors were given the option of taking a new business development seminar class as they worked to refine their product concepts and business plans. Vanessa Shonkwiler, an applied economist and business development specialist who works with the CAES Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, guided students through the process of bringing their ideas to fruition.Cash prizes were awarded to the Herb Girls and to second place winner Beer-BQ Sauce for their line of Athens-made beer-infused barbecue sauces, Classic City Sauces. The Beer-BQ team was made up of two agribusiness undergraduate students, Blake Carter and Tristan Smith, and mechanical engineering undergraduate Coleman Purcell.In all, five product development teams made it to the final pitch contest. The teams and their products include:Sydney Mai, an environmental chemistry undergraduate, and Xiao Tan, a landscape architecture undergraduate, developed Flower-ly Lips, Fairy’s Secret, a plant-based cosmetics line meant to be safe for children.Davis Verner, a turfgrass management undergraduate, McCoy Savage and Luke Kosko, both agribusiness master’s degree students, developed Agrow-Fert, a process to mine phosphorus from poultry litter to be used in fertilizer.Annakay Abrahams, a doctoral student studying plant pathology, developed SporAvert, a water-permeable membrane that can be used to cover high-value crops to prevent the spread of fungal diseases.For more about these businesses visit www.caes.uga.edu/news-events/news/story.html?storyid=7909&story=FABricate-Finale.This year’s judges were Keith Kelly, owner of Farmview Market in Madison, Georgia, Caroline Hofland, CEO of CBH International, and Jim Flannery of Four Athens and the UGA Idea Accelerator.Keith and Pam Kelly, Caroline Hofland, the UGA Entrepreneurship Program and the CAES Office of Academic Affairs sponsored the contest.For more information about FABricate, visit caes.uga.edu/students/experiential-learning/fabricate.html.last_img read more

The new Minister of Tourism and Sports is Dr. sc. Nikolina Brnjac

first_imgIntermodal transport systems, 2012Engineering and technological calculations in railway transport, 2009 Invited lecturer: 2019. Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Secretary of State2017. Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, State Secretary for Transport2016. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Department of Intermodal TransportAssociate Professor of:Integral and intermodal systems (undergraduate study)Integral and intermodal transport (graduate study)Development and investment management (graduate study)Geo-traffic analysis of traffic flows (doctoral study)2016 – 2017 Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure Special Adviser to the Minister2015. Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of the Association for Intermodal Transport and Logistics2015. European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, evaluator for Horizon 2020 COV2 projects07/016 / audit, monitoring and evaluation from the transport and logistics sector2010 – 2017 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Head of the Department of Intermodal Transport2002 – 2010 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, assistant It’s official. As of today, the new Minister of Tourism and Sports is Dr. sc. Nikolina Brnjac. Croatia has at its disposal a number of experienced experts who will surely want to help, but you just need to ask them. Today more than ever, we need less policy, and more synergies and a focus on market development. Ultimately, form is the least important, what we need is the efficiency and productivity of the entire country, including the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the CNTB. And it’s all down to people and politics. University textbooks: “The role and importance of intermodal transport in the freight transport market”; UNIZG, Zagreb, May 17, 5″Analysis of the possibility of developing the Croatian Railways system with reference to intermodality”; Croatian Chamber of Commerce, April 16, 2013″Supply chain risks”; LOMI, Krapina 2014″The role of human capital in the management of supply chains or logistics systems”; SCO Logistics, LOGIN 07, 2014. As always, I personally believe that everyone has the right to a chance, including the new Minister of Tourism and Sports, and time will show how the Ministry of Tourism and Sports will function from now on. Professional career: Academic activity: Field of interest: Chalmers University, Technology Management and Economics Gothenburg, Sweden (since 2011)Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad (since 2012)Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (since 2013)Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (since 2015) POWA (Ports and waterways) 2007 – 2011ZIRP (Science and Development in Transport) 2014, 2015 and 2017 According to the website of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Brnjac has so far held the position of State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, and three years ago she also held the position of State Secretary in the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure.center_img Organizing committee member: 2005 – 2009 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences Transport and transport technology dr. Sc.2002–2005 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences Traffic and transport technology mr. sc.1997 – 2002 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences Railway B.Sc. ing.1996 – 2001 University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences PiT B.Sc. ing. Interestingly, so far the new Minister of Tourism and Sports, at least according to official data, has no experience in the tourism sector, which has provoked negative reactions from the tourism profession. So the new minister faces a great challenge to prove herself and earn the trust of the profession. Surrounding yourself with experienced and professional people, especially those from the real sector, is a winning combination for every minister, including a new minister. We need a leader and a manager who will know how to arrange all the pieces of our tourist mosaic. Especially in the coming period, when the reform of the entire tourism sector and a new modern tourism paradigm for the 21st century are expected. INTRANSLAW (International Conference on Transport and Insurance) 2015 and 2017 Holder of numerous research projects; among others: Development Fund of the University of Zagreb, South East Europe – Transnational Cooperation Program, Marco Polo Study – GO RAIL GO GREEN, COWANDA – SEE – The CO-WANDA, South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Program (SEE) EU; CBA of Railway Industrial Section, Faculty of Transport Sciences, University of Zagreb, Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Interreg CADSES project ADRIATIC3S (funding: Phare program).  Member of the Scientific Committee: Intermodal transport systems, logistics processes in intermodal transport, development of intermodal terminals, railwaytransport, location of intermodal terminals Education: Round table organizer and moderator: Photo: FB Nikolina Brnjac, Illustration: HrTurizam.hr Editor of the collection of papers “Valorization of the intermodal logistics corridor Ploče – Mostar – Sarajevo – Vukovar (Central Adriatic – Danube)”; HAZU, 2014 and “Supply Chain Management”; Polytechnic of Hrvatsko zagorje, Krapina, 2015 and author of more than 50 scientific papers and professional articles in the field of intermodal transport and logistics in national and international journals.last_img read more

Lambert plays down Mourinho spat

first_img Lambert was also fuming when a penalty appeal was turned down, prompting angry scenes between the two managers. Villa’s manager insisted such feisty altercations are part and parcel of the game but claims both men laughed off the incident. “Do you know what, there was nothing in that at all,” he said. “We had a laugh and a joke about it afterwards. It was nothing serious. There was nothing in that, people made a lot of it in the way they portrayed it. We had a laugh and a joke as you normally do in football. “Nobody is there to be Mr Nice but it never transferred into any heated thing. I saw him after the game and it was totally fine. I’m pretty sure it will be the same this time.” Ahead of Saturday’s tea-time Barclays Premier League clash with the leaders, Lambert added: “I had a drink with Jose after the match. There was never any (issue). “I think people tried to make something out of it that was never there.” Villa will be without on-loan left-back Ryan Bertrand when they face his parent club. The 24-year-old’s ineligibility opens the door to Joe Bennett or Antonio Luna, who are competing for his spot in Paul Lambert’s XI. Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert insists there is no grudge between himself and Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho following their touchline spat earlier this season. Fernando Torres could be included in Chelsea’s squad as his groin injury was not as bad as was first feared. The striker withdrew from the starting Iine-up following the warm-up prior to the 4-0 defeat of Tottenham, but could play at Villa Park or be saved for next Tuesday’s Champions League contest with Galatasaray. Defenders David Luiz (groin) and Ashley Cole (knee) remain out. Mourinho believes Chelsea are ahead of schedule in challenging for the Premier League title this term, but still believes the destination of the trophy is out of their hands. The Blues could go 10 points clear of Arsenal and Liverpool, who enter the weekend in joint-second place and each play on Sunday, with victory at Aston Villa on Saturday but Mourinho maintains the table is not accurate. Manchester City, who are nine points adrift with three games in hand, are Mourinho’s title favourites and Chelsea hope to keep their composure entering the remaining nine games, beginning at Villa Park. “The team is motivated and the team is strong and the team has a good mentality and a good spirit, but not because of the table,” Mourinho said. “They know the table is fake. What they also know is that every match we have to try to win, every match we have to try to improve. “We have clear objectives for next season. If we can do it this season, we don’t say no. “We are very calm, we are very relaxed. I think that’s important.” Mourinho would not be drawn on how many points Chelsea, who have 66 after 29 games, would need to win the Premier League. “I don’t want to think about it,” he said. “Tomorrow we have a match, a very difficult one. Three points would be fabulous. “One point is not a bad result at Villa Park. Zero points would be a negative result. “After Villa comes Arsenal (on March 22) for the Premier League and we go match by match.” Lambert goes toe-to-toe with Mourinho again this weekend reminded of their confrontation at Stamford Bridge at the start of the campaign. The Scot was infuriated when Blues defender Branislav Ivanovic escaped a red card for an alleged elbow on Christian Benteke before going on to score the winner in a 2-1 defeat for Villa. Press Associationlast_img read more