A new college student may be a little leery of signing up fora biology or accounting course. But what student wouldn’t warmup to a class called Chocolate Science.At the University of Georgia, food science professor Rob Shewfeltdeveloped the chocolate class to entice students into the worldof food science. Actually a freshman seminar, the class meetsjust one day a week, on Tuesdays, for one hour.”Some freshman classes have as many as 300 students inthem, but freshman seminars are limited to the first 15 to signup,” said Shewfelt, a professor in the UGA College of Agriculturaland Environmental Sciences.”We intentionally keep the classes small,” he said,”to permit one-on-one interaction with a senior faculty member.”Surprisingly, there’s just one food science major on the classrole. Most of the students are business, biology or journalismmajors.Finding A Topic That Turns Them On”Freshmen are so great to work with, because they aregenuinely interested in learning, particularly when you find atopic, like chocolate, that turns them on,” Shewfelt said.Chris Lady signed up for the class because he loves chocolateand “it looked like an easy class.” Teri Brady wantedto learn about the inner and outer workings of the chocolate worldand get to eat chocolate in class.Both students will get what they expect from the class, andmore. The class is a pass/fail class where students are just requiredto attend and participate in order to pass.And they do eat chocolate. During a recent class, the studentstasted all the current M&M chocolate candies and ranked themaccording to the class’s favorites and least favorites.”Every class, we taste at least three different typesof chocolate,” Shewfelt said.Chocolate motivates the students to sign up. But what’s Shewfelt’smotivation for teaching it?Recruiting for Georgia’s Food Industry”Our state needs more food science graduates,” hesaid. “Virtually every food company in Georgia has one ofour graduates working for them and we need more graduates to meetthe food industry’s demands.”Shewfelthopes the chocolate class will persuade students to consider becomingfood science majors or tell their friends, who might then considerfood science as a major. Either way, the class is beneficial toother majors, especially business students.The class textbook is “Emperors of Chocolate,” byJoel Glenn Brenner. It details the long-standing rival betweenthe M&M Mars and Hershey companies.”Using this book I can teach the students about businessissues such as marketing, corporate culture and consolidation,as well as social issues such as child slavery in cocoa harvesting,”Shewfelt said.”They learn there are many, many steps between harvestingand packaging,” he said. “And they learn about all ofthe many ingredients that go into chocolate.”Shewfelt uses chocolate, too, to teach students the more seriousaspects of food science:* The complex steps required to manufacture food.* The tests necessary to make sure chocolate is safe to eat.* Nutritional problems associated with overconsumption of chocolate.* And how new and unusual chocolate products are developed.”Teaching is a matter of connecting minds,” Shewfeltsaid. “I use chocolate to rouse their curiosity, which thenleads them to ask questions. While answering their questions,I am able to teach them the basic principles.”
TaylorMade Horsemanship Clinic has been set for Sept. 6-7 at the University of Georgia’s Livestock Instructional Arena in Athens. Riders of all levels and disciplines, from weekend trail riders to serious competitors, can come out and learn from one of the sport’s best, Melanie Smith Taylor.Taylor is one of only two riders to ever win the “Triple Crown of Show Jumping.” However, she is the only one to win the American Invitational, the International Jumping Derby and the American Gold Cup on the same horse, Calypso. She also participated in the Pan American games, the “Alternate Olympics” and the World Cup Final. After winning the World Cup in 1982, she was named the United States Olympic Committee Sportswoman of the Year. In 1984, Taylor and Calypso won the Gold Medal at the Los Angeles Olympic Games. Three years later, Taylor retired from competition but has remained active in the equestrian community. Now a television broadcaster and recognized judge, she continues to be an active member of the horse world, teaching others about the sport. The clinic will tentatively be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Preregistration is required. Riders and auditors should contact Christine Rodick, the organizer of the event, for more information about the riding clinic at (706) 254-4845. The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is cohosting the clinic.
By Dialogo September 23, 2010 Two pilots from the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira – FAB) have been at Chabunco Airbase, in Chile, since September 7th, in a professional exchange between the two countries in which FAB officers have been able to fly with Chilean Air Force F-5 Tiger III aircraft. Aviation Group No. 12, the host tactical unit, welcomed Captains Cássio de Souza Neto and Gregore Denicoló, who arrived from the cities of Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre, respectively. Both expressed their happiness to be in Punta Arenas, especially with the Fourth Air Brigade, where they were very warmly received and witnessed the professionalism with which the Chilean Air Force (FACh) operates. During their stay with Aviation Group No. 12, the Brazilian officers will be able to participate in a flight program elaborated by the institution, in which they will have the opportunity to carry out several missions with F–5 Tiger III aircraft, in a region that has special geographical and meteorological characteristics. The FAB officers said that among the conditions that stand out are the low temperatures and the strong wind predominant in the area, while in Brazil the temperatures in which they are used to operating vary between 20ºC and 30ºC, and the wind speed normally does not exceed 40 km/h. On September 9th, Captains Cássio and Denicoló were hosted by the Commander of the Fourth Air Brigade and the Southern Joint Command, Air Force Brig. Gen. Juan Soto Palomino, who offered them a cordial welcome and wished them much success in the mission they were beginning with the Brigade.
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The Civil Society Coalition, which consists of several civil society groups such as the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras), Lokataru, the Foundation of the Indonesian Legal Aid Institute (YLBHI) and Amnesty International Indonesia, wrote in a statement that social distancing was not regulated under the legal system.“Today, social distancing is a mere suggestion to individuals and not adhered to by companies and other workplaces, making the recommendation ineffective,” the group said in a statement on Tuesday.The large number of Transjakarta and MRT passengers on Monday was an example of how the call for social distancing was largely left unheeded, with many residents using public transportation to commute to work. Many companies have required their employees to work from the office.Read also: IYSF scientist praises social distancing policy, urges govt to cancel ‘mudik’ The coalition said the main message of social distancing was that, “by taking care of ourselves, we protect the health of others”. It said the involvement of the public required effective and crisis-sensitive leadership.The group also attributed the public’s response to poor coordination between the government and local administrators.“There is poor communication between the President and the Jakarta governor. In a time of crisis when the people’s safety is at stake, leaders must halt any kind of individual or political competition and focus more on handling the crisis together,” the coalition said, stating that humanity should win over political interests.Moreover, the social distancing recommendation has not been accompanied by an increase of hospital services. Though the government announced that several hospitals were prepared to deal with a spike in patients, the current situation suggests otherwise.“A number of reports have revealed how the services of hospitals in Jakarta are poor for residents who intend to get check-ups. This shows that hospitals are not ready to handle patients, especially the common people,” the statement said. (aly) Topics : A coalition of civil society organizations has called on the government to better explain its social distancing recommendation to clear up confusion among the public over how to handle the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).In his televised speech on the COVID-19 outbreak on Sunday, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo highlighted the importance of social distancing to slow the spread of the virus.However, the recommendation has done little to change behavior at certain workplaces that have continued to run as normal.
Veteran Boxing promoter Frank Warren has warned Nigeria born British pugilist Anthony Joshua against rushing to accept fresh fight especially one with lower stake only few weeks after re-claiming his titles. The 30 year old Olympic Super-heavyweight Gold medallist he noted stands a better chance of sealing a bigger fight against either Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury in the near future if he kept his cool while relishing his impressive comeback. Warren who represents the Gypsy King, insists that a fight with either WBC champion Wilder or lineal champion Fury would be easier to make if Joshua did not have the issue of boxing organisations ordering him to fight mandatory challengers ‘If I was Anthony Joshua I wouldn’t fight again until we know the winner of this fight (between Wilder and Fury) Warren told the Telegraph. ‘I’d let them strip me of my titles, and not fight anybody until the big one.’ Warren shared his concerns regarding the possibility of Joshua, the current WBA, WBO and IBF champion, facing Kubrat Pulev, the IBF mandatory challenger, in Spring next year. The 67-year-old advised that the Briton would be better off avoiding the potential banana skin that the Bulgarian poses, and focus on sealing the deal with Wilder or Fury – who are set to step in the ring once again for a highly-anticipated rematch on February 22. Frank-Warren -Nobody is interested in sparring FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Joshua has set up a mammoth 2020 of heavyweight boxing after winning back the belts he lost to Andy Ruiz Jr in New York this summer. Joshua who recently took time out to visit mentally and physically challenged person in a hospital in Lagos schooled the Mexican heavyweight in Saudi Arabia, winning the much talked rematch comfortably. The fight which took place December 7 saw many of his fans across the globe glued to television and other medium to take in minute by minute account of the encounter. Warren had previously declared that boxing fans would want to see Joshua battle Tyson Fury in the ring and not in the Gym when it was reported that Joshua was toying with the idea of sparring Tyson Fury. Read Also Anthony Joshua hungry to unify heavyweight division He said “Who cares about them sparring each other? We want to see them fight. ‘This sparring session will never happen. What’s the point of it? It’s about them in the ring together being watched by paying punters, not in the gym.’ Loading… Promoted ContentWorld’s Most Delicious Foods8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To Date10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day
Authorities in St. Lucie County have issued a mandate requiring the public to wear face coverings while in public places.The emergency order was established Monday after health officials identified 3,061 cases of COVID-19 in the area.“Our numbers have continually increased,” said Health Director for St. Lucie County Clint Spreber. “Protection increases when all people are wearing face coverings.”Under the order, those in the area are required to wear face coverings in all public buildings and businesses, as well as in outdoor areas when social distancing cannot be observed.Face mask must also be worn at indoor and outdoor restaurants at all times except for when “actively consuming food and beverages.”The mandate does not apply to children under the age of two or to those with severe medical conditions or disabilities that prevent them from wearing a mask.The mandate will remain in place for the next 30 days. Those who do not obey the order will be subjected to fines up to $125.
Sydney: Ross Taylor has become New Zealand’s leading Test run-scorer, surpassing Stephen Fleming to be touted as the most prolific batsman for the Black Caps in red-ball cricket. Taylor achieved the feat on the fourth day of the third and final Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground when he hit Nathan Lyon over mid-on for three.The 35-year-old has 7,174 runs from 99 Tests and 174 innings. He has scored these runs at an average of 46.28, including 19 centuries and 33 fifties. Fleming had scored 7,172 runs in 111 Test matches he played for the Black Caps between 1994 and 2008.Taylor struggled in the three-match series. He could have brought up the milestone in Melbourne but compiled only six runs. However, he is still New Zealand’s second-top run-scorer on the wretched tour with scores of 80, 22, 4, 2, 22 and 22 in the six innings he played this tour Down Under.In February, Taylor had also moved past Fleming for the most ODI runs by a New Zealand batsman, and has the most runs in all international formats for the Black Caps, passing 17,250 international runs in this innings, which includes 39 centuries and 88 half-centuries.Taylor will become the fourth New Zealand cricketer after Fleming, Daniel Vettori and Brendon McCullum to play 100 Tests when they take on India in Wellington on February 21. IANSAlso Read: Ross Taylor becomes second New Zealand batsman to score 7K Test runs Also Watch: Torch Relay of 3rd Khelo India Youth Games received by District Administration in Kokrajhar
VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTSAP Source: Pac-12 sets Sept. 26 start for football scheduleUNDATED (AP) — The Pac-12 has set Sept. 26 as the start of its 10-game, conference-only football schedule, joining the Southeastern Conference in pushing back its season by nearly a month because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Pac-12 announced three weeks ago it would eliminate nonconference games to give its 12 member schools a better chance to manage complications and disruptions caused by the health crisis. The plan approved by university presidents adds an additional cross-divisional game to each team’s slate and moves the conference championship game back two weeks from Dec. 4 to Dec. 18 or 19. NFL-NEWS ESPN was first to report the conversation.Concerns have been expressed about lax behavior by players on the field — such as spitting or high-fives — and off. The scrambled schedule has also heightened doubts about whether the owners’ desire to play is realistic.MLB-NEWSChapman rejoins YankeesUNDATED (AP) — All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to return to Yankee Stadium following a bout with the coronavirus. He was expected to play catch before New York hosted the Boston Red Sox. Brown has caught 841 passes for 11,236 yards and 75 touchdowns in parts of 10 NFL seasons.In other NFL news:— Lions safety Jayron Kearse has been suspended by the league for the first three games of the 2020 regular season for violating league policy on substance abuse. Kearse is eligible to participate in all preseason practices and can return to the active roster after the team’s Week 3 game at Arizona. Formerly with division rival Minnesota, Kearse signed a one-year, $2 million deal with Detroit as a free agent. — Bills starting right guard Jon Feliciano is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. The team did not reveal when or how Feliciano was hurt in making the announcement on its website.— Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick will be the new announce team for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” according to a person familiar with the decision. The trio has familiarity working together. They called the late game in last season’s Week 1 doubleheader between Denver and Oakland. Antonio Brown suspended 8 games by NFLUNDATED (AP) — The NFL has suspended wide receiver Antonio Brown for the first eight regular-season games of the 2020 season under the league’s personal conduct policy.Brown currently is a free agent. He played one game last season for the Patriots before being released. Brown can be signed by any team and would be eligible to participate in all of his club’s preseason activities. The suspension would take effect when teams make their final cuts on Sept. 5. Brown pleaded no contest on June 12 to charges related to a fight with a moving truck driver outside his South Florida home earlier this year. July 31, 2020 Associated Press Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists to help Milwaukee get within one victory of wrapping up the No. 1 seed.In other Day 2 action of the NBA restart:— The Magic picked up their fourth straight win as Evan Fournier scored 24 points and Nikola Vucevic had 22 in a 128-118 dismantling of the Nets. Orlando led by 30 at one point and moved ahead of Brooklyn for seventh in the Eastern Conference. The Nets are missing Spencer Dinwiddie, DeAndre Jordan and Taurean Prince after they tested positive for the coronavirus.— CJ McCollum scored 33 points and teamed with Damian Lillard to provide 11 of Portland’s 16 in overtime, leading the Blazers past the Grizzlies, 140-135. Lillard finished with 29 points and nine assists, while Carmelo Anthony added 21. The Blazers are within 2 1/2 games of Memphis as Portland seeks its seventh consecutive playoff appearance.— The Suns cruised to a 125-112 win over the Wizards as Devin Booker scored 27 points and Deandre Ayton added 24 with 12 rebounds. The Suns hit 30 of 32 from the line, with Booker hitting all nine of his attempts. Phoenix 52% from the field in propping up its playoff hopes. — The White Sox have promoted second baseman Nick Madrigal, adding one of their top prospects to the roster. The 23-year-old had been training at the team’s auxiliary site. Madrigal was selected by Chicago with the fourth overall pick in the 2018 draft after a standout collegiate career at Oregon State. NBA-SCHEDULEBucks outlast CelticsUNDATED (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks are on the verge of clinching the top seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference after winning their re-opening game.Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOON’-poh) converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 1:28 left before the Bucks finished off a 119-112 win over the Celtics. Antetokounmpo was then called for a charging foul, appearing to negate his basket and giving him a sixth foul. The call was changed to a blocking foul on Boston’s Marcus Smart after review. Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed Chapman’s return and said he wasn’t sure when the hard-throwing left-hander would be ready for game action. Chapman had been isolating in his Manhattan apartment since registering a positive test July 11. Also, Yanks right-hander Tommy Kahnle was added to the injured list with forearm tightness. He had an MRI taken Friday.In other MLB news:— The Cubs have signed former Indians closer Cody Allen to a minor league deal and sent him to their team’s training site in South Bend, Indiana. The Cubs’ bullpen struggled in the first week of the season. Closer Craig Kimbrel walked four batters and allowed two runs in his season debut Monday night. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-SCHEDULEYankees top Bosox behind Judge, MontgomeryUNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees were winners in their first game against the rival Red Sox this season. NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus continues to alter the Major League Baseball schedule.Friday’s game between Milwaukee and visiting St. Louis had to be postponed after two Cardinals players tested positive for COVID-19. The teams are now expected to play a doubleheader on Sunday.The Cardinals are quarantined in their Milwaukee hotel. The team says it learned of the positive tests on Thursday night.Eight teams have been affected in the first nine days of the season. The Phillies and Marlins haven’t played since Sunday and are on hiatus until at least Sunday after 17 Marlins tested positive while staying in Philadelphia. Four other teams had their schedules altered due to the virus.Meanwhile, Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke to union leader Tony Clark about the importance of players following the sport’s coronavirus protocols. A person familiar with the conversation told The Associated Press that the two discussed what is needed to be done to complete the season. Update on the latest sports Fowler closed with birdies on his final two holes for a 67.LPGA-DRIVE ON CHAMPIONSHIPKang leads as LPGA returnsTOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The LPGA has made its return following a hiatus caused by the pandemic. Danielle Kang looked as though she’s been playing every week.Kang was bogey-free at Inverness Club for a 6-under 66 and a one-shot lead in the LPGA Drive On Championship. With no leaderboards or fans at the course, Kang said she had no idea where she stood after closing with a birdie. NHL-HURRICANES-HAMILTONHurricanes’ Dougie Hamilton out for Rangers series openerTORONTO (AP) — All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton won’t play for the Carolina Hurricanes in Saturday’s opener against the New York Rangers in the NHL’s Eastern Conference’s expanded playoff qualifying round.Hamilton has missed multiple practices, though the league has prohibited teams from disclosing whether a player is injured or ill amid the coronavirus pandemic. Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour (BRIHN’-dah-mohr) says Hamilton is “getting better for sure,” and the team hopes he will play in the best-of-5 series. Aaron Judge homered for the third straight night as the Yankees dumped the Red Sox, 5-1. Judge took aim at Yankee Stadium’s short right field porch in the third, a half-inning after starting a double play from right. Gio Urshela (ur-SHEH’-luh) and Brett Gardner hit their first home runs of the season to back Jordan Montgomery, who was reached for just one run and five hits over 5 2/3 innings versus a hot lineup.Boston entered the day leading the majors in with a .276 batting average and the AL with a .783 OPS.Michael Chavis homered for Boston and Phillips Valdez impressed over 2 2/3 scoreless innings, but the club couldn’t overcome another poor start by Ryan Weber.VIRUS OUTBREAK-BASEBALLCards-Brewers postponed after 2 St. Louis positive tests Hamilton broke his left leg in January and was sidelined until the NHL suspended the season because of the pandemic.PGA-FEDEX INVITATIONALBrendon Todd takes 2-stroke lead with 65 at WGC in MemphisMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brendon Todd will carry a two-shot advantage into the third round of the PGA’s FedEx St. Jude Invitational.Todd followed Thursday’s 64 with a 5-under 65 that leaves him two ahead of Rickie Fowler. First-round leader Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh) shot a 1-over 71 that drops him into a third-place tie with Chez Reavie and Byeong Hun An at minus-7. Jodi Ewart Shadoff also played bogey-free for a 67. Celine Boutier and Lee-Anne Pace also were at 5 under until both made bogey on the closing hole. TENNIS-US OPENUS Tennis Association says it’s still preparing for US OpenUNDATED (AP) — As coronavirus cases spike in other parts of the country a month before the U.S. Open is supposed to start in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association said Friday it “continues its plans” to hold its marquee event and another tournament beforehand.The U.S. Open usually is the year’s last Grand Slam tournament and its slated to run Aug. 31 to Sept. 13. It’s now the second major championship because of the pandemic.
Published on February 19, 2015 at 12:08 am It was obvious to Michael Gbinije that Rakeem Christmas wasn’t happy after Saturday’s loss.The Syracuse big man had disappeared against Jahlil Okafor, Duke’s phenom and the potential national player of the year, and stumbled to his worst performance of the season.But Christmas insists that the debate of his stature among the country’s most prolific big men isn’t what drove him to respond the way he did Wednesday night.“I don’t really care about all that. I just try to help my team win,” Christmas said. “I knew I had to put that game behind me and that’s what I tried to do.“And that’s what I did.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt was Christmas’ team again. The script throughout the Orange’s nonconference schedule and its early Atlantic Coast Conference slate was reenacted in the form of his most efficient game yet. After two subpar outings — the latter of which on a national stage — he outshined Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell with 29 points as Syracuse (17-9, 8-5 ACC) finally got the best of a ranked team, the victim being the No. 12 Cardinals (20-6, 8-5), 69-59, in front of an overjoyed audience of 26,160 in the Carrier Dome.And on the other end, he anchored an SU defense that cut down the Cardinals’ shooting percentage by nearly 20 percent after halftime, which helped transform the Orange’s possibility of an upset into reality.“He finished everything down there,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He was spectacular in the low post… Tonight was his best, I thought, this year.”After a 4-for-4 start from the floor and his beginning to an exemplary night at the free-throw line, Christmas had 11 points by halftime.Harrell — his counterpart, an imposing big man who came in averaging 15.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per game — had 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the first half. Even without suspended point guard Chris Jones, the Cardinals had shot 53.8 percent from the floor and their big man was off to a better start than Okafor was on Saturday. And he finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, while Christmas shot just 5-for-17.“He shrugged it off. He knew we had more games,” Gbinije said of Saturday’s loss to Duke. “His whole season’s not based off of that game.”With 13 minutes left, Christmas took back the control that we haven’t seen him command in a week and a half.The patented baby hook brought Syracuse within one. Two free throws put SU ahead. The next two baskets were pure athleticism.From the corner, he took on Chinanu Onuaku into the lane, absorbed contact as he floated in the air and drained the shot and the ensuing foul shot, without much reaction.And 30 seconds later, he was gliding toward the rim on the break and softly slamming in two more points to stir the crowd — but not with the usual arm raise he’s used to celebrate his dunks.When his run was over, Christmas had accounted for 14 of Syracuse’s 18 points and replaced a three-point deficit with a 58-52 lead with 5:07 left.“He was back to being Rak tonight,” Cooney said. “Just to get out there and be himself and finish the shots that he can, I thought he was unbelievable. Offensively and defensively, he changed the game.”And when Christmas pulled down a rebound with SU up by eight in the final 40 seconds and began walking toward the foul line, the standing ovation that developed felt intended for him just as much as it applauded the signature win he was nailing down.Instead of salvaging his numbers with meaningless dunks and making the disappointing walk through the tunnel like he did Saturday, Christmas was energizing a rowdy Carrier Dome crowd with his arms and nodding his head as the final seconds ticked away. Instead of submerging into a cushioned chair in the SU locker room and muttering his answers to reporters quieter than usual, Christmas stood — and even incited laughter.Yet despite Christmas’ career night, the consensus of postgame chatter was that defense was in fact the reason for the Orange’s defining victory. Boeheim said defense was the difference. Cooney said the game was more about defense than offense.Christmas wasn’t dominating the discussion — and that’s just fine with him.Phil D’Abbraccio is the sports editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @PhilDAbb. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+