Poultry Science Grant

first_imgThe USPOULTRY Foundation recently awarded a $23,292 student recruiting grant to the University of Georgia. The grant will be used to strengthen the UGA Department of Poultry Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, which has a long and successful history of partnership with the USPOULTRY Foundation. Funds will be used to help recruit students, furthering the program’s significant influence on the future of the poultry industry in Georgia and around the world.”We very much appreciate the USPOULTRY Foundation’s support of our recruitment efforts and look forward to continuing to expand our poultry science and avian biology programs,” said Todd Applegate, head of the Department of Poultry Science. “The outreach and recruiting programs for students entering the poultry and allied sectors are keenly reliant on the generous support of the USPOULTRY Foundation and its supporting donors.” The USPOULTRY Foundation board recently approved student recruiting grants totaling $275,663 to 26 colleges and universities across the U.S. with a poultry science department or industry-related degree program. The USPOULTRY Foundation provides annual recruiting funds to colleges and universities to attract students to their poultry programs. The grants are made possible by gifts to the Foundation from companies, individuals and families, in addition to funds earned over the years at the International Poultry Expo, part of the International Production and Processing Expo. The USPOULTRY Foundation’s mission is to support the recruitment and training of the brightest students, seek and fund scientific research, foster student scientists and promote careers in the poultry and egg industry.For more information about the UGA Department of Poultry Science, visit poultry.caes.uga.edu.last_img read more

Trafficking in Persons Report 2013: Peru

first_img Peruvian law prohibits all forms of trafficking in persons, prescribing penalties of eight to 25 years’ imprisonment, which are sufficiently stringent and commensurate with those prescribed for other serious crimes, such as rape. Despite guidance from the judicial branch though, some investigators, prosecutors, and judges classified trafficking cases as less serious criminal offenses and prescribed lower penalties. Additionally, most law enforcement operations focused on sex trafficking, and investigations, prosecutions, and convictions for forced labor remained disproportionately low. Another problem resided in law enforcement officials who continued to conflate prostitution and sex trafficking. There were no dedicated prosecutors for trafficking cases, and police and prosecutors continued to suffer from a lack of coordination with each other. According to the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report published in June, Peru is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking. Peruvian men, women, and children are exploited in forced labor within the country, principally in informal gold mining and related services, logging, agriculture, and domestic service. Research conducted during the reporting period found various forced labor indicators among Peruvian citizens working in artisanal gold mines, including deceptive recruitment, debt bondage, restricted freedom of movement or inability to leave, withholding of or nonpayment of wages, and menace and use of physical violence. Peru also is a destination country for foreign female trafficking victims from other South American countries including Bolivia in conditions of forced labor. Child sex tourism is present in areas such as Cuzco, Lima, and the Peruvian Amazon. HELLO LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.IT IS A PLEASURE TO READ TOPICS LIKE THIS ONE PUBLISHED WITH INTENSITY, AND WHICH HAVE AN EMPIRIC VALUE OF HIGH SECURITY CONCEPTS, THAT ARE TRANSMITED NOT ONLY TO PEOPLE WHO DEAL WITH SECURITY, BUT AS WELL TO PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED ON THE SUBJECT. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO DEDICATED THEMSELVES TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION.FROM AN (UVA) PRIVATE SECURITY MANAGEMENT STUDENT The report’s recommendations for Peru include significantly increasing efforts to investigate and prosecute trafficking offenses, and convict and punish trafficking offenders, especially for forced labor crimes; funding dedicated shelters and specialized services for all victims of trafficking, including adults, or provide funding to NGOs with capacity to provide these services; initiating proactive investigations of forced labor crimes through enhanced partnerships between law enforcement officials, labor officials, and civil society organizations; creating and implementing formal victim identification and referral mechanisms; ensuring that law enforcement officials conduct intelligence-based raids and employ effective victim screening during operations; holding corrupt officials who facilitate trafficking activities accountable through criminal investigations and prosecutions; increasing funding for resources and training for specialized anti-trafficking police and prosecutorial units; and improving data collection on trafficking crimes. By Dialogo September 19, 2013 However, in partnership with civil society organizations and often with international organization and foreign government funding, the government provided anti-trafficking training to police, prosecutors, and other officials. Peruvian authorities also trained tourist service providers on preventing child sex tourism and investigated potential cases, and the government provided Peruvian peacekeepers training on human trafficking prior to their deployment abroad on international peacekeeping missions. center_img Forced child begging remained a problem in urban areas. Peruvian authorities continued to identify an increasing number of children involved in illicit activities, including in cocaine production and transportation, and some of these children are coerced or forced to participate in these illegal enterprises. There are continued reports that the terrorist group Sendero Luminoso, or Shining Path, recruited children and adults to serve as combatants and in the illicit narcotics trade. Peruvian women and girls, and to a lesser extent boys, are exploited in sex trafficking in Peru’s urban areas and mining centers, often recruited through deceptive employment offers. Women and girls exploited near mining communities are often indebted due to the cost of transportation, and unable to leave due to remoteness of camps and complicity of miners in their exploitation; many are forced to consume alcohol with clients. Trafficking-related complicity among officials remained a serious concern. Government funding for victim services continued to be inadequate, particularly for adults, and officials did not report referring the majority of identified victims to care services. There were no dedicated shelters for trafficking victims, leaving victims vulnerable to re-victimization and some child victims were housed in police stations. The Government of Peru does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. A new law passed during the year requires the government to report annually to Congress on progress in fighting trafficking. Regional governments formed anti-trafficking commissions, some of which approved anti-trafficking plans. In spite of the existence of forced labor in various sectors, there appeared to be no proactive efforts to prosecute forced labor cases, and efforts to identify and assist forced labor victims were weak. last_img read more

Vin Scully

first_imgOn November 29 Vin Scully, the long-time broadcaster for the LA Dodgers turned 87.  This in itself is remarkable, but the fact that he has been broadcasting Dodger games continuously since 1953 is even more impressive.  For those of you who are not math majors, this is 61 years.  He is scheduled to broadcast the games again in 2015.Two honors that are very important to Vin Scully are his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982 and being the Grand Marshall for the Rose Parade last year.  Vin was born in the Bronx so he grew up with the Brooklyn Dodgers and he moved with them to Los Angeles.  He has also done NFL games and PGA golf tournaments.  No one can match this longevity record.last_img read more