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first_imgUniversity of Georgia Professor Samuel Aggrey has earned the Richard B. Russell Professorship in Agriculture.Established by the Richard B. Russell Foundation through a generous gift, the endowed professorship is meant to support innovative research and teaching that advances agricultural science, research and conservation.Aggrey is internationally known for his research in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Department of Poultry Science.”I’m so thankful to have a researcher of Dr. Aggrey’s caliber with us on faculty in the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia,” said Todd Applegate, head of the Department of Poultry Science. “His research has spanned numerous areas, including nutrigenomics, as well as developing our understanding of individual bird and tissue responses during a disease or other stressors. Additionally, over his career, he’s been at the forefront of developing our future scientists not only through his lab at UGA, but also in partnerships with other universities and nongovernmental agencies throughout the world, especially in Africa. My heartfelt congratulations go out to Dr. Aggrey for this honor.”Aggrey said the honor will allow him to expand his research program and attract a higher caliber of graduate students into the program, purchase laboratory equipment and help him establish an international lecture.“I feel that this appointment recognizes the work we have done in my research program. Such recognition provides a prestige and authority in the field in which you are working, which allows you to attract more grants and also helps in recruiting graduate students,” Aggrey said. “The primary goal of academics is to make a contribution — in your department, in your college, in your university and in the world. I am very pleased to have received this honor, but with or without recognition, I believe you should try to do everything that is expected of you and more.”Aggrey plans to use support from the professorship to advance his lab’s research into stressors on poultry production, including heat stress and Eimeria, a genus of parasites that includes various species capable of causing the disease coccidiosis in poultry and other animals. “Normally when you start any new research program it takes three to five years to gain traction in that subject. We have really gained a lot of insight in this area and we are systematically trying to unravel all of the mysteries around it,” he said. “You also don’t get to where you are just by yourself.”Aggrey is currently collaborating with Romdhane Rekaya in the UGA Department of Animal and Dairy Science, Adelumola Oladeinde with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service, Lilong Chai in the UGA Department of Poultry Science, Martin Wagner at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Austria, and other scientists at the International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya; University of Ghana; and Cairo University. An expert in developing genetic markers that help poultry breeders produce more disease-resistant, feed-efficient and heat-tolerant bird, Aggrey is a leading expert in the study of nutrigenomics. His lab is also investigating how feed components, parasite load and genetics impact the birds’ microbiome and gut health. He is co-editor of the definitive texts “Poultry Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology” and “Advances in Poultry Genomics and Genetics.” He is internationally sought-after to conduct trainings on breeding methods.Since joining CAES in 2000, Aggrey has received the 2013 D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Research, the 2014 Poultry Science Association Broiler Research Award and a 2016 Carnegie Fellowship.To learn more about the Department of Poultry Science, visit poultry.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

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In 2019, there were 21 million arrivals and 108,6 million overnight stays

first_imgResults by markets Source / CNTB – eVisitor In the hotel segment, 67% of hotel overnight stays were realized in the organized traffic segment. For family accommodation, the share of organized overnight stays was 14%, while the share of individuals was 86%. In the structure of commercial accommodation, during 2019, traffic in family accommodation dominated (43%), followed by accommodation in hotels (28%). Slightly less than half of the turnover in hotel accommodation was realized in 4-star facilities (47%), followed by 3-star facilities (31%). In 2019, 4-star facilities spent almost half of their nights in the camps. “Top 10” destinations in Croatia according to the total tourist traffic (measured by overnight stays) in the period January-December 2019. RELATED NEWS: In 2019, Istria recorded the largest number of overnight stays in the national context (ahead of the Split-Dalmatia County and Kvarner). The total turnover in 2019 (overnight stays) is dominated by the German market (19,5%), followed by the domestic market (12,7%), Slovenia (10,1%) and Austria (7,1%). Positive results for 2019, compared to the same time period of the previous year, were achieved from most significant emitting markets.  Overall, 28% of tourist overnight stays in the period January-December were realized on the basis of traffic in the organized segment, while 72% were individuals. center_img When we talk about family accommodation facilities, the highest turnover during 2019 was realized in the segment of the 3-star category (72%). According to the eVisitor system, in 2019 the number of foreign tourist arrivals was 18.267.166 (an increase of 4,4%), while 2.424.455 domestic tourist arrivals were recorded (an increase of 9,0%). In the same period, 94.812.813 overnight stays of foreign tourists were realized (growth of 1,7%) as well as 13.830.741 overnight stays of domestic tourists (growth of 7,6%). During 2019, the majority of tourist traffic was registered in commercial accommodation facilities (85%), while traffic in the nautical segment was 3%. Non-commercial accommodation capacities participate in the total turnover with a share of 12%. Results by counties / clusters REVENUES FROM FOREIGN TOURISTS IN THE FIRST NINE MONTHS NINE PERCENT HIGHER Growth in the number of arrivals and overnight stays is recorded from distant markets of China, USA and Canada, as well as Ukraine, Spain, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Switzerland, the UK and domestic market.  Markets recording growth in arrivals with a slight decline in the number of overnight stays are Belgium, Denmark, Finland and Poland. South Korea recorded a decline in arrivals with an increase in overnight stays. Markets that are declining in overnight stays and arrivals are the Czech Republic, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. The total (foreign and domestic) number of arrivals in 2019 was for 20.691.621 (growth of 4,9%), while also recorded 108.643.554 overnight stays (growth of 2,4%). Finally, according to the Croatian National Bank (CNB), in the first nine months of 2019, revenues from foreign tourists amounted to nine billion and 447 million euros, which compared to the same period last year (eight billion and 678 million euros) represents an increase of nine percent, or 769 million euros. last_img read more

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Regional rapid exchange system for dangerous goods being developed

first_img Share Photo credit; signsmart.com.auBRADES, Montserrat (GIU) — Montserrat is to be a part of a new alert system to notify other Caribbean nations of dangerous goods.Last Wednesday, representatives from government, private sector and non-profit groups met with Ioannis Sidiropolous, an IT Consultant working with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to develop the Regional Rapid Exchange System.The system will cover non-food products and Sidiropoulos explained that CARICOM wants to improve the level of consumer protection with regard to the safety of products. The project, which began in May and ends November 15, is to develop the comprehensive framework for the rapid exchange system for dangerous products, a computerised system to track notifications, and a training programme for all participating nations.The consultant said the goal is to create a system that all users are able to work with immediately and by which information can be exchanged quickly between authorities. It covers all non-food products excluding industrial products, consumer services, drugs and tobacco. In November, one person from each member state will participate in a train-the-trainers programme to be able to pass on knowledge of the system to colleagues.The Caribbean model, being called CARREX – CARICOM Rapid Exchange system — is based on the European Rapid Exchange system (RAPEX) which has been in use for more than 30 years.The CARREX Secretariat will function as the central node with 15 national contact points, and the OECS Secretariat as an associated contact point. The 15 national networks will be made up of members from public administration bodies and institutions, economic operators and individual consumers and consumer organisations.According to Sidiropoulos, a product is classified as dangerous when you find out that although it has been manufactured and achieved certification it is proven to cause health or safety problems for consumers.by Nerissa GoldenCaribbean News Now Food & DiningLifestyleLocalNews Regional rapid exchange system for dangerous goods being developed by: – September 20, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 31 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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