Women Behind Canadian TV Catherine Reitman

first_img Login/Register With: This interview has been edited and condensed.The TV Junkies: You have done a lot of work as an actress, but was the goal always to work behind the scenes?Catherine Reitman: With my type of personality I knew early on that I needed to be in control of myself and have a say. Being an actress is a really unbelievable head trip because you’re going in and giving this performance, and even though you have control over your body and the performance, the takes they ultimately choose and how they cut the scene often can leave you feeling really unsatiated. The coverage might not be the one, the take is too big or it’s disappointing because it didn’t honor the work you had done on that character.Look I was raised around directors obviously, but even as an actress I remember feeling like I want to be able to choose my takes, direct myself and help others without feeling so powerless. Showrunning was a huge gift in that because even when there were other directors, I could step in respectfully and change things. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment How to balance who we are as women with a healthy home life is at the core of Catherine Reitman’s new CBC comedy series Workin’ Moms. It’s a story and show that was born directly from Reitman’s own experience, and during production of the show’s first season she was a woman literally trying to have it all. Reitman was living the exact plot of her show as a mother to two young boys who was also creating, starring, directing and writing a new comedy series about the struggles women face as they return to work after having children.The actress, who had roles on Blackish, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and How I Met Your Mother, created Workin’ Moms to open the dialogue around motherhood and share in the fact that no one is doing it perfectly. In order to help her, Reitman hired an all-female writers’ room for the show’s first season and put women in many other key behind the scenes positions such as director, editor and camera crew.She recently joined The TV Junkies as part of our Women Behind Canadian TV series to discuss why she felt responsible as showrunner to hire other women. Reitman also shares her experience and the struggles she faces as a woman looking to maintain her professional identity now that she has two small children at home. Twitter Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

Quebec shared concerns with feds over tax proposals right from the start

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Quebec wasted little time in making Ottawa aware “right from the start” about its concerns with the federal government’s proposed — and now hotly contested — tax reforms, the province’s finance minister said Tuesday.Carlos Leitao told The Canadian Press that he agrees with the overall goals of the tax proposals, which Ottawa argues are designed to inject more fairness in the system for the so-called middle class.But Leitao said he remains worried about the impact the changes could have on the agricultural sector, particularly when it comes to how the reform might complicate the transfer of farms within families.“I think that merits some significant changes,” he said of proposed elements that could make it easier for farmers to sell their businesses to outsiders rather than passing them along to close relatives, like a son or daughter.“That transfer is not being made to avoid taxes, that transfer is being made so that the business can stay in family hands.”Quebec shared its concerns about the proposals with the Trudeau government as soon as federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau released the plan in mid-July, Leitao said.Now, Quebec hopes the feds will adjust the farm-transfer part of its plan, a consultation period on which remains open until Monday.“As it stands now, the federal proposal probably causes some confusion in (the agricultural) sector and, regarding small businesses, I think there’s also a bit of confusion,” Leitao said in New York after he appeared at an investors’ conference hosted by Bloomberg.“Those things, I think, should be adjusted. And I think the federal government is open to coming with some amendments.”Morneau has said he’s listening to feedback and that the Trudeau government has indeed signalled it is open to making changes, if necessary.Earlier this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it’s not his intent to stifle growth for small businesses and start-ups with the tax proposals. Indeed, it’s important to encourage entrepreneurs and risk takers, he added.The plan has been a tough sell for Trudeau and Morneau both.The Liberal government has been engaged in a communications war over the reforms, which it has insisted would end tax advantages unfairly exploited by some wealthy business owners.The proposals have been met by vocal opposition from numerous areas, including many small business owners, tech-sector players, tax planners and doctors.They have argued the changes will add new costs for the middle class, a charge that is hotly disputed by Ottawa.An organized movement has argued the tax incentives targeted by the Liberals are critical for Canada’s economically crucial small-business sector.It insists the current tax structure is necessary for entrepreneurs, including those in the so-called middle class, who take personal financial risks when they decide to open a company.The federal government has also felt growing pressure over the proposals from some of the provinces, including British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.On Tuesday, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa said he understands what Morneau is trying to do with the tax proposals.“Ultimately, what we want is fairness in the system,” said Sousa, who was taking part in the same New York conference.Sousa declined to specify any concerns he has with the proposals and said it was up to Morneau to manage the consultation process.He did note, however, that Ontario’s plan to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by Jan. 1, 2019 will apply more financial pressure on companies in his province.“We’re looking at ways to mitigate those costs, too,” he said.The federal tax-reform package includes restrictions on the ability of business owners to reduce their tax rate by sprinkling their income to family members in lower tax brackets, even if those family members do not contribute to the company.Morneau also proposed limits on the use of private corporations to make passive investments that are unrelated to the company. Another change would limit business owners’ ability to convert regular income of a corporation into capital gains, which are typically taxed at a lower rate.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

UN preparing flash appeal to help Guyana recover from floods

According to the World Food Programme (WFP), some 3,750 people still remain in shelters, where poor sanitation conditions are leading to skin rashes and vomiting; there are also fears of epidemics.So far WFP, with the assistance of Ecuador, has sent two planes carrying around 27 tons of emergency food rations, to flood-hit areas.A significant amount of water from four weeks of heavy rain has drained from higher ground in the central part of the capital, Georgetown, but then has caused the water level on the east coast of Guyana to rise, forcing more people to evacuate their homes and seek shelter. read more

Soybean and lentil success Agriculture census shows trend to more crop variety

by John Cotter, The Canadian Press Posted May 10, 2017 10:44 am MDT Last Updated May 10, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Fewer and slightly older Canadian producers are planting more cropland on larger farms and are making relatively stable profits.That’s the general overview of the 2016 Census of Agriculture released Wednesday.Statistics Canada said urbanization is reducing cropland in some areas, but farmers have been converting some land formerly used as pasture, which led to a net increase.Canola continues to be Canada’s most-planted commodity, accounting for more than one-fifth of all cropland.There are more oilseed and grain farms, but the trend in some areas is for farmers to grow a wider variety of crops.“We actually have two success stories: soybeans have doubled over the past 15 years and lentils have tripled,” said Ellen Bekkering, project manager for the census.The size of beef cattle herds decreased from 2011 and the number of operations reporting beef cattle declined about 12 per cent. Statistics Canada attributes the decline to a spike in prices that prompted some producers to sell off herds and get out of the business.The area of hay and alfalfa declined by more than a million hectares, while pasture area also went down due in part to the smaller beef herd. Some of the land has been converted to other crops.Milk production was up — thanks to better animal nutrition, genetics and production practices — despite a decrease in the number of dairy cows.Hog production also increased due to higher prices. There was also a jump in the number of farms raising hens and chickens.The census report calls blueberries, cranberries and greenhouse vegetables bright spots in the horticulture sector. More land is being used to grow crops in greenhouses, especially in Ontario.“From 2011 to 2016, Ontario saw almost no change in the number of operations in the province, but a 29.8 per cent increase in the area dedicated to greenhouse vegetables.”The census counted 271,935 farm operators, down from 293,925 in 2011. The average age of a farmer was 55, up slightly from the last census.The new data shows slightly more women and people under 35 were making their living on the land — the first increase since 1991.The census also shows many farm operators did off-farm work to make ends meet. Many worked an average of 30 hours a week in non-agricultural jobs.Gross farm receipts totalled $69.4 billion in 2015, while operating expenses reached $57.5 billion.The data suggests that farm profits haven’t changed much from 2010 when averaged out across the country.“The stability in the expense-to-receipt ratio indicates that farms were as profitable in 2015 at the national level as they were in 2010,” the report says.Statistics Canada notes that this could vary depending on the type of farm and where it is located.The census counted 193,492 farms in 2016, down about six per cent, but the average area per farm increased.Value of land and buildings used by agricultural operations spiked by more than one-third to $428 billion.Bekkering said Statistics Canada plans to release more detailed information about the agriculture census over the next six weeks. Soybean and lentil success: Agriculture census shows trend to more crop variety read more

Toshiba Thrive 7inch tablet launching in time for the holidays

first_imgSo far this year, the flood of Android tablets coming to market have mostly been of the larger-screen variety. Recently, however, manufacturers have begun following up their initial 10-inch offerings with scaled-down tablets in the 7 to 8-inch range. You can now add Toshiba to that list, as they’ve just unveiled a 7-inch Thrive.It’s a shrunken spitting image of its big brother, with a 1GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor under the hood teamed with 1GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage. Though 30% smaller, the 7-inch IPS touchscreen display still packs the same 1280×800 pixel resolution. The same 5 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel front cameras are on board, as are 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi  and Bluetooth, A-GPS, and an accelerometer. Toshiba has opted to ship the Thrive 7-inch with plain vanilla Android 3.2 installed, though the popular keyboard replacement Swype is available as an option.There are a few differences between the two tablets. For starters, the smaller Thrive doesn’t offer full size HDMI or USB ports like the original — they’ve been replaced with mini and micro versions. There’s also no removable battery cover, a feature many reviewers lauded about the 10-inch Thrive (since it meant the battery was user-replaceable). The Thrive 7-inch is also skinnier, at 12mm (compared to 15mm for the 10-inch) and it weighs just 400 grams (versus 771g).Toshiba has stated that the Thrive 7-inch will launch in time for the 2011 holiday season, but the company hasn’t gotten any more specific yet. They’re also vague on price point: it’ll run “less than $400.” Acer’s recently-launched 8-inch Iconia sells for around $299, so Toshiba would do well to get close to that mark, at least with the 16GB version.More at Engadgetlast_img read more

Le lancement de fusées Soyouz se prépare en Guyane

first_imgLe lancement de fusées Soyouz se prépare en GuyaneLe nouveau site de lancement des Soyouz situé au Centre spatial de Kourou, en Guyane est maintenant achevé. Le pas de tir a été mis à disposition de la société Arianespace pour le premier lancement d’une fusée russe. La construction de l’Ensemble de lancement Soyouz (ELS) au centre spatial de Kourou, en Guyane, est achevée. Selon l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA), le premier tir devrait avoir lieu au cours du troisième trimestre 2011, à la fin de l’été. Le site a été confié à Arianespace qui effectue actuellement une série de tests avec une simulation de lancement afin de s’assurer du bon fonctionnement de l’engin spatial au sein de ces nouvelles installations. Le 29 avril, un exemplaire de la fusée a été transféré  pour un ultime essai avant le lancement.La construction du complexe remonte à février 2007. Durant près de quatre ans, les techniciens ont entamé d’importants travaux d’excavation et de construction de l’infrastructure. Au milieu de l’année 2008, des équipes russes ont investi le site pour assembler la table de lancement, le portique mobile, les systèmes de remplissage en ergols et les bancs d’essais.Les deux premières fusées Soyouz sont arrivées quant à elles en novembre 2009. Elles ont été acheminées depuis la Russie par la mer et ont été assemblées dans le nouveau bâtiment de préparation et d’intégration. Les derniers mois de travaux ont été dédiés à la qualification de l’ELS sous la direction du CNES, l’agence spatiale française, également maître d’œuvre des travaux de construction avec ses partenaires russes et européens. Un lancement hautement symboliqueÀ lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESACette initiative a été engagée en 2003 après un accord franco-russe autorisant le tir de Soyouz au centre spatial de Kourou. Selon Jean-Jacques Dordain, directeur général de l’ESA, le lancement de la fusée Soyouz représente une augmentation “fantastique des capacités d’accès à l’espace” qui peut être perçue comme “une révolution” pour l’Europe.La fusée Soyouz s’est inscrite dans l’histoire après s’être envolée avec le premier homme, Youri Gagarine, le 12 avril 1961. C’est tout près de l’équateur que la fusée sera lancée, bénéficiant d’une meilleure impulsion par rapport à son lancement depuis Baïkonour, au Kazakhstan. Découvrez l’acheminement de la fusée Soyouz pour l’ultime test avant le lancement sur Maxisciences. Le 2 mai 2011 à 18:07 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Girl 2 seriously hurt after playground fall in Woodland

first_imgA 2-year-old girl was seriously injured Saturday when she fell from playground equipment at a Woodland apartment complex, according to Clark County Fire & Rescue.Rescuers were called to the Tulip Valley Apartments, 1968 Woodside St., at about 7 p.m., said Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy.Dawdy said the girl had struck her head in the fall and was seriously injured. Rescuers requested LifeFlight and established a landing zone at the Woodland State Airport as paramedics from AMR transported the girl from the accident scene.The girl was flown to a trauma center at Legacy Emanuel in Portland, Dawdy said. “Our thoughts and hopes are with the family for the child,” he said.The girl’s name was not released.last_img read more

Tuluksak Man Shoots Three No Major Injuries

first_imgA Tuluksak man shot three people, including a tribal police officer Wednesday evening.Megan Peters, a spokesperson for the Alaska State Troopers says 20-year-old Gerald Lamont shot a family member in the face with a 20-gauge shotgun containing birdshot. He then walked through the village with the shotgun.“He did shoot a tribal police officer in the back and shot a third person in the head area. Multiple community members were shot at, but were not hit by the birdshot,” said Peters.None of the victims had major injuries. Troopers flew to Tuluksak to find Lamont still armed.“Immediately when he saw troopers he dropped the shotgun and fled. Troopers were able to locate him an hour later and take him into custody without incident. Fortunately there were no serious injuries reported, all the victims declined to have medical attention,” said Peters.Lamont was taken to the jail in Bethel and held without bail. He faces charges of attempted murder, assault, and weapons misconduct. Troopers don’t believe alcohol was involved.Separately, in Tununak Wednesday afternoon, a tribal police officer reported to troopers that a man in the village was firing a handgun in the air. Peters says 27-year-old Greg Angaiak reportedly walked throughout the community while firing the gun.“During that incident he went into a local store and stole a couple boxes of ammunition. He reloaded his firearm and continued to fire off the weapon while he was walking throughout the community,” said Peters.Troopers flew out and arrested Angaiak without incident. School was still in session. Leaders locked the doors and kept students in their classrooms for a couple hours until the threat was cleared. Troopers don’t believe alcohol was involved in that case.last_img read more

2 sisters crushed under train

first_imgTwo sisters were crushed under a train at Shimrailkandi in Brahmanbaria’s Bijaynagar upazila on Thursday afternoon, reports UNB.The deceased were Pushpa Akhter, 13, and Shirina Akhter, 14, daughters of Shafiqul Islam of Islampur village.Shyamol Kanti Das, officer-in-charge of Akhaura railway police station, said a Dhaka-bound container train from Akhaura hit Pushpa and Shirina while they were walking on the track in the afternoon, leaving the duo dead on the spot.On information, police recovered the bodies.last_img read more

Hot Real Estate Market Leads to Changes at Deanwood Metro Station

first_imgBy James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.comThe residents of Deanwood, one of the hottest neighborhoods in the District of Columbia in Northeast, are excited about the planned upgrading of its Metro Station.A hearing conducted by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) leaders and staff on the plans for a joint development at the Deanwood Metro Station was held on June 20 at the Deanwood Recreation Center.The Deanwood Metro Station will lose its parking lot in favor of residential units and retail outlets, under the current plan. (Courtesy Photo)Thirty people attended the hearing that was presided over by Clarence Crawford, who is a Metro board representative from Prince George’s County. Nina Albert, who is Metro’s managing director for real estate and parking, explained what is happening at the Deanwood Station.“We are proposing replacing the parking lot with a mixed-use development of retail and residential units,” Albert said. “Metro will select the developer and the developer will work with the public on a community vision of the project.”The Deanwood Metro Station has six bus bays, a Kiss & Ride lot, 194 parking spaces and averages 1,242 weekday Metro riders. The station has the third lowest ridership in the 91-station system.The plan, according to Albert is to have 160 residential units working with 10,000 square feet. There will be no changes in the bus bays, Kiss & Ride lot and Metro Station entrance.The survey revealed that 70 parkers used the station daily.The station is in one of the most desired real estate destination for new homebuyers in the country, according to the real estate firm Redfin. While Albert didn’t talk about the booming real estate market in Deanwood, she said that Metro can help it come up.“The goal is to boost the ridership and we can do that through development,” she said.Antawan Holmes is the chairman of the 7C advisory neighborhood commission and approves of the development.“I support this development because the parking lot has been under-utilized for years,” Holmes said.Brenda Rothwell is a resident of Fairmount Heights, Md., and uses the Deanwood Station for her transportation needs and is supportive of the development.“The parking lot has had a lot of problems because of crime and carjacking,” Rothwell said. “That is why there has been a reduction in its usage for several years. I think that the development is a wonderful idea because it will improve the area.”Jimell Sanders, a resident of Deanwood, said the development will bring needed entities to the community.“We lack amenities because we are a food and banking desert,” she said. “This development can bring those things that we need here and I hope it includes people of various incomes.”Christine Phillips said Sanders was right on the amenities.“We don’t want any Popeye’s, Wendy’s and liquor stores here,” Phillips said. “We have plenty of disposable income here. Plus, Deanwood and Ward 7 have enough low-income housing.”Albert explained the next steps in the approving of the project. She said in early August, there will be a draft and a Metro staff report prepared and at the end of August, the draft process will close.On Sept. 11, Albert said, the Metro staff will make a presentation to the board and on Sept. 27, the board is set to approve the staff’s recommendations. Albert also noted that the District of Columbia government will have to approve the project, too.last_img read more

Coco Capsule

first_imgOur local preschool for low-income kids needs funds now. Rain and steam have pentrated the glassless windows and caused damage to educational materials and equipment. The work has already started but the bill won’t be due until June 15.  Please call Lisbeth at 8637-0146 to make a donation.–Kent Cartheykcarthey@aol.com Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img

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We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects editor, Mira Slott, to get a “sneak preview” of their presentation at this year’s edition of The New York Produce Show and Conference:BRAD RICKARDAssociate ProfessorRuth and William Morgan Associate Professor in Applied Economics and ManagementCornell UniversityIthaca, New YorkKARINA GALLARDO Associate Professor Extension SpecialistSchool of Economic SciencesWashington State UniversityCo-Director of the IMPACT CenterQ: Brad, it’s great you’ll be teaming up with Karina to present new research and insights at this year’s New York Produce Show: What is behind your talk: “Understanding the demand along the supply chain for new fruit cultivators”? Is there misunderstanding among the different players, and what traits are of most value to consumers?BRAD: A plethora of studies have been conducted to estimate consumers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for different aspects of food quality, including eating quality of fresh fruits. However, fruit producers and packers/shippers’ ideas for a successful cultivar do not always coincide with consumers’ desires.To enhance the marketplace success of a fruit crop cultivar, it is crucial to meet the dynamic demands from crop producers and consumers, as well as other supply chain members.Plant breeding programs typically seek to develop and commercialize cultivars with improved productivity and quality that are more desirable, available, affordable, and safer, which benefit the entire supply chain.KARINA: Knowledge of the relative values of fruit traits to different stakeholders can greatly improve breeding programs’ efficiency, by enabling breeders to focus on improving traits most desired by the market.BRAD: Karina has a couple of nice pieces that summarize some of the work she has done in this arena trying to assess demand for new fruit cultivars and attributes for these cultivars along the supply chain. Our plan is to discuss this and then give an update on what we are working on now in the grape industry.Here are links to two USDA projects that we will discuss in our presentation:https://www.vitisgen2.org/https://www.rosbreed.org/homeKARINA: I will present the results of different surveys my team of researchers and I conducted from 2011 to 2013, comparing supply chain agents’ willingness to pay for fruit quality attributes. [This research was funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Research Initiative project Rosbreed: Enabling Marker Assisted Breeding in Rosaceae].Q: What was the goal of the project?KARINA: To compare preferences from producers, packers, and consumers for a set of appearance and eating quality traits for apple and sweet cherry.The focus of the overall project is to facilitate and enhance new techniques for market-assisted breeding. I’m not an expert on breeding, but it allows ways to identify genes of interest in a way to accelerate production or selection of desirable traits to improve plants and genetic traits.For example, we see to develop cultivars in apples, traditionally it takes 30 years to plant the tree, wait till harvest, etc. These new techniques make more efficient improved cultivars in shorter time.The techniques are costly and require training to identify genetic traits of interest. This is how my team plays a role. Our contribution is to help identify what genetic traits are of interest to the whole supply chain to make new cultivars successful throughout the supply chain, obviously consumers being most important.Q: That’s a key point, ultimately to understand and to meet the consumer preferences…KARINA: The grower decides to invest or not, packers/shippers provide storage and marketing to a new cultivar, every agent in the supply chain is important to successful adoption… The mission is to identify genetic traits of greatest value to these different agents.We surveyed producers, packers and consumers to find out what genetic traits they considered most important, producers and packers for business, and consumers to increase the level of enjoyment and satisfaction.Our sampling strategy covered producers in Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Minneosota. We did a series of experiments for five crops, apples, cherries, sweet and tart, peaches and strawberries. We want to do this for table grapes next.Q: What attributes did you ask about?KARINA: Crispness, shelf life, flavor, external appearance-free of defects, size and firmness.,For the results, we’re going to showcase apples and sweet cherries for fresh markets and present how consistent, or not, the findings were between the different agents, producers, packers and consumers.Q: And how consistent were they?KARINA: Key findings are that consumers prefer attributes related to flavors and textures. They want an apple with a good balance of sweetness and acidity and crisp texture. Consumers are not concerned about a perfect shape, a good size, or a perfect red color; they prefer eating quality attributes.Q: How did that compare with the supplier side?KARINA: Our research found that grower cultivars are aligned with consumers. Packers/shippers not necessarily. What we found was packers in our study tend to prioritize those attributes related to storage capacity, rates and standard, size and firmness.BRAD: There are differences between apples and sweet cherries, which may be because storage times with apples are more manageable, and can last one year, whereas sweet cherries two weeks max. Especially packers and shippers rank or select value for these attributes.Q: Could you provide a sneak preview of the comparative stats you collected to give attendees an idea of what’s to come?For example, with apples, looking at willingness to pay ($ per pound):KARINA: I have numbers in my Power Point presentation of the willingness to pay for different attributes of different crops and by different people in the supply chain.For Crispness, the producer was willing to pay .33; the packer was willing to pay .002; and the consumer was willing to pay 1.99.For Flavor, the producer was willing to pay .40, the packer .01, and the consumer $1.20.For External Appearance — free of defects, the producer was willing to pay .06, the packer .12, and the consumer .89.For Shelf Life, the producer .43, the packer .13, and the consumer .52.For Size, the producer .16, the packer .13, and the consumer .09.For Firmness, the producer .13, the packer .13, and the consumer .05.Q: So, according to these numbers, producers seem more in tune with consumers, while packers seem the opposite.  Is that an accurate assessment?KARINA: Yes. Growers are aligned with consumers, and that may be surprising. Growers need to sell their produce. A particular apple variety may be more difficult to grow and require more investment, but they know they can sell it.Growers are happy in general to adjust production management and invest more in order to sell at a price premium, and growers understand the importance of different preferences of consumers. Q: The days of apples looking big red and shiny but tasting like cardboard are over…KARINA: Red Delicious was the Number One variety for so long, until Gala’s came up, and from there a revolution in varieties took off, although there are still market segments loyal to Red Delicious, and the good sweet balance…BRAD: I would suspect Red Delicious was really easy to grow years ago, hearty, disease resistant… it was the variety producers liked to grow. Consumers became more demanding and technology evolved as well, and new varieties developed. Consumer demand led to adjusting production, and now producers are quite in tune, and rank traits reasonably similar to consumers.What has happened to change those preferences? It’s partly because cultivar fruit breeding programs are releasing interesting varieties, and producers are more in touch with what consumers want.Q: Is there a reason you haven’t included retailers in your surveys?BRAD: That is something we are interested in developing.  This new project, (VitisGen2), is a large multi-disciplinary, collaborative project focused on decreasing the time, effort and cost involved in developing the next generation of grapes.  We want to look at specific traits from all vantage points, consumers, retailers, buyers, producers… Those along the supply chain are interested in different traits, and this research helps guide the breeding process.With all these crops, there’s been a lot of research on what are the new exciting varieties. We want to better understand how grapes will evolve in the future. Consumers see apple names, but these other fruits don’t come with names, the types of strawberries or sweet cherries are not as well known to consumers,People spend a lot of time coming up with new cultivars. What will be most successful in the market place, Karina has done interesting work on these fruit crops, and the findings across these different traits.Now we’re expanding this to table grapes. We don’t have anything to report yet, but the project is currently underway. We will bring a survey with us to the Show for people to fill out.Q: You’re seeking involvement from attendees?BRAD: We want to attract as many people as we can at the Show who are interested in and involved in growing and procuring grapes along the different stages of the supply chain; what is important and what is not important.Q: What are some of the answers you want to find out?BRAD: For instance, how lean or cautious are people along the supply chain to new technology and new cultivars. We want to introduce our survey and try to incentivize people to tell us what they know, tell us traits and attributes that are important with any fruit or vegetable that connects them to this research.  Q: Would you like us to put the survey on our site for produce executives interested in participating?A: We’re in the final stages and would like to launch the survey and make it available for the first time at the Show. People who do fill out the survey at Show can drop their business card into a raffle, and we’ll be randomly selecting a winner to receive a prize.  It’s easier to collect information for studies like this from farmers because they have a vested interest in talking about cultivars, and for consumers we can run a panel or do a focus group. What’s more challenging is to get a hold of the people that procure or buy the fruits, and it’s important to receive their input.Q: Do you think buyers have a misunderstanding of what’s important to consumers?  BRAD: The New York Produce Show gathers industry leaders and innovators, so it is an ideal venue. We want to get input from buyers that know what consumers like and can help prioritize those attributes. We can identify places where people are showing preference for different traits, trying to highlight where people are lined up and where they are not.KARINA:  It’s important to provide information on the quality traits of maximum value to the supply chain. We hope our research can contribute to improving the efficiency of developing superior cultivars.******This is an important, but difficult area.First, even if we know perfectly what consumers value, when they shop they have imperfect information and so may procure based on different criteria than their heartfelt desires. In other words, when confronted with an apple, they may desire all kinds of traits, but may actually buy based on appearance. In Japan you can often see brix levels for different fruits on display and even variable pricing based on that. The real question may be how we can market fruits at retail so consumers can more easily select fruit in line with the preferences of the consumer.Second, consumers may not express an interest in things like how high yielding a cultivar is, how easily it packs, stores, ships, etc. But…and it is a big but…consumers are certainly interested in things such as price and price can be dramatically impacted by all these things consumers don’t directly care about. It is easy for consumers to will the end – low prices – but not the means – high yields, easy storage and transport, etc.This is an exciting opportunity to not just learn the results of research but to actively participate in the creation of new industry knowledge. Many thanks to both Professor Rickard and Professor Karina Gallardo for bringing this opportunity to the industry participants at The New York Produce Show and Conference. December 13 , 2018 last_img read more

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first_imgEnergy drinks and electricity:MMVAs host Awkwafina promises wild street party iHeartRadio MMVA host Awkwafina poses in this undated handout photo. Crack open an energy drink and prepare for surprises, that’s how actress Awkwafina plans kick off hosting duties at the iHeartRadio MMVAs on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – BellMedia by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 22, 2018 7:28 am PDT Last Updated Aug 22, 2018 at 8:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img TORONTO – Crack open an energy drink and prepare for surprises — that’s how actress Awkwafina plans to kick off hosting duties at the iHeartRadio MMVAs on Sunday.The breakout star of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s 8” will mark her whirlwind summer box-office success by taking the reins at the live broadcast, which fuses an awards ceremony with a boisterous celebrity-packed Toronto street party.“I will definitely bring a tinge of awkwardness and a tinge of wild energy,” the host promised ahead of the event, which airs on Much, CTV and streams online.“I’ll get hopped up on Red Bull and it’ll be really good.”The MMVAs — once called the Much Music Video Awards — are uncharted territory for the entertainer, who began as a YouTube rapper before appearing in major Hollywood movies. But she’s heard many stories about the show’s notorious screaming teenage audience that gathers each year to spot their favourite stars.She thinks they’ll offer her plenty of motivation to make the night memorable.“When you’re that close to the crowd, that’s when you feel the most,” she said. “It’s like electricity.”The New York native, born Nora Lum, is still learning the ropes of stardom herself. She’s spent the last few months attending film premieres, mingling with her “Ocean’s 8” co-stars Sandra Bullock and Rihanna, and become fodder for countless think pieces focused on how “Crazy Rich Asians” is a cultural moment, particularly for Asian-Americans.Now she’s the first YouTube celebrity to host the MMVAs, held at Bell Media headquarters in downtown Toronto.Trying to absorb these accomplishments while keeping pace with her hectic schedule of public appearances can be emotional, she admitted.“I get the feels,” she said. “You’ve got to take a minute to just enjoy. If you don’t, the moment passes.”Winning an MMVA can be a career mark for young musicians, in part because six of the categories are voted on by fans.Leading the nominees this year is pop heartthrob Shawn Mendes who edged out Drake by a single nod. Mendes has eight nominations while Drake is coming into the show with seven, making it a race to see who wins the most between them.Both performers will face off in some categories, including video of the year where Mendes is up for “In My Blood” and Drake for “God’s Plan.”Other heavy-hitters include Alessia Cara with five nominations, while British singer Ed Sheeran and electronic dance producer Marshmello have four nods each.A new MMVA award will be handed out for song of the summer, which could be especially controversial this year considering at least one of the season’s biggest hits isn’t even in the running.Drake’s “In My Feelings,” which climbed the charts in July before it sparked a dance sensation on social media, has been one of the summer’s most talked about songs. But it’s his single “Nice for What” that’s nominated, even though it peaked on the Billboard charts in June, and held the No. 1 spot for fewer weeks.Other song of the summer nominees are Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be,” Cardi B’s “I Like It,” and “Body,” a song produced by London, Ont.-raised production duo Loud Luxury. The list is rounded out by Marshmello and Anne-Marie’s “Friends,” as well as Zedd and Maren Morris’ “The Middle.”Performers for the MMVAs include Halsey, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer and Chinese singer Kris Wu.Awkwafina said she’s exited to see all the performers, but she really hopes for a chance encounter with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who isn’t expected at the event.“He’s a heartthrob inside and outside, you know?” she said.“But I know he’s a busy dude, being a heartthrob and making public policy changes and things like that, so I won’t take up his time.”Follow @dfriend on Twitter.last_img read more

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Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh Rajasthan Mizoram and Telangana it has set the agenda that will dictate the national affairs in the weeks to come and also set pace for the biggest jamboree of all the Lok Sabha election 2019 According to Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat barring Chhattisgarh rest of the four states will have polling in single phase The first phase of polling in 18 Left-Wing Extremism (LWE)-affected Assembly constituencies in Chhattisgarh will take place on 12 November and second phase for rest 72 seats on 20 November While the single-phase polling in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram will take place on 28 November Rajasthan and Telangana will go to polls on 7 December Question of momentum for 2019 Much before the announcement of polling dates political parties — especially BJP and Congress — had begun sending their star campaigners to these poll-bound states to better their chances in the upcoming contest Even on Saturday ahead of the EC announcement of the polling dates at 3 pm Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally at Ajmer in Rajasthan while his political rival and Congress president Rahul Gandhi is on a day-long tour to Morena and Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh File images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi PTI The BJP which has been on a winning spree for the last several elections needs to win in these Assembly polls too The results of the three big states of Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan – where the BJP is currently in power – will be crucial as those are likely to set the tone for the bigger contest in 2019 when the Lok Sabha elections will be held On the other hand Congress will be desperately seeking to retain Mizoram – one of the three states where it is in power – and simultaneously win in at least two more states going to polls if not all as claimed by the party Given Modi’s constant attention to the North East the party’s active outreach in the region and recent expulsion of popular Mizoram Congress vice-president and state Home Affairs Minister R Lalzirliana retaining Mizoram will be a big challenge for the Congress Congress has better chances of winning in Rajasthan under the joint leadership of Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot Of the three big states this is the only one where the Congress and the BJP have been taking turns at running the state In the last elections the BJP had ousted the Congress government to come to power The game changers however will be Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh that have been with the BJP for 15 years each In Madhya Pradesh where BJP’s longest serving chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is battling anti-incumbency the Congresshas been trying to show its strength of unity with senior leaders like Kamal Nath and Jyotiraditya Scindia leading the poll battle But Congress’ failure to get into a pre-poll alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in both Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh is worrying for the party The factionalism in the state units of Congress can’t be ruled out Chhattisgarh where the ruling BJP and the Opposition Congress had a neck-and-neck battle in 2013 with a difference of only one percent vote share former Chhattisgarhchief minister Ajit Jogi’s alliance with the BSP would pose a tough challenge for the Congress Moreover Congress in the state doesn’t have a strong face unlike in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh The Pradesh Congress has been attacking Chief Minister Raman Singh over corruption and mis-governance If the Congress pulls a rabbit out of its hat and wins both Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh it will not only turn around its own fortunes but also drastically change the course of national politics It would be nothing short of upsetting BJP’s apple cart In Telangana on the other hand the ruling party – the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) – has already clarified that it would neither ally with the BJP nor be a part of the Congress’ proposed ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) The TRS will pose a challenge 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52 am, Chief Justice of Nigeria, according to leaders in transgender medicine, Tenn. is an exception requiring three courses on LGBT health in its curriculumThe medical center which treats about 250 transgender patients has created the Transbuddy Patient Navigator program that assigns every transgender patient a helper to navigate the healthcare system The hospital also has a 24-hour transgender hotline"It takes a lot to get through the stress of coming out as a transgender person There are tremendous behavioral health needs" said Dr Jesse Ehrenfeld director of LGBT health at the center and a professor at the medical schoolPrivate insurers are also at the vanguard changing record-keeping systems so that for example a transgender man who has legally changed his identity documents but is still capable of getting pregnant will not be denied obstetrics and gynecology care"Right now we have three transgender men who are pregnant and they are going through ob-gyn care" said Mount Sinai’s Warren "They’re all insured by companies that completely understand . It’s a work in progress"Following the denial by Commissioners of Finance and Accountants General of the 36 states of alleged claims by the former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala that they were part of the decision to withdraw and spend $2bn from Nigeria’s Excess Crude Account last December media aide to the former Minister Paul Nwabuikwu has alleged that her principal was merely facing public persecution The media aide stressed that the clarification by the commissioners on expenditure from the revenue account was an acknowledgment that “this is not an Okonjo-Iweala issue” He wondered why there are attempts to disparage the reputation of the former Coordinating Minister for the Economy According to him “The statement clearly shows that Federation Accounts Allocation Committee FAAC is a statutory body which is chaired by the Hon Minister of State for Finance in which all the states are represented Payments made were used for paying for petroleum subsidies for the Nigerian people and were approved by Mr President Therefore there is no question of mismanaging any resources here “For the avoidance of doubt at no time did Dr Okonjo-Iweala say that FAAC approved such expenditures What she said was that all these expenditures were discussed at FAAC meetings attended by Finance Commissioners from the 36 states It is therefore clear that there was no misrepresentation by Dr Okonjo-Iweala “The question before us is: why is there such an excessive attempt to batter her name in an attempt to damage her reputation It is clear as I said in my previous statement that the motive is malicious and very political and therefore will not succeed “If monies were used to pay for subsidies for the Nigerian people and duly approved why is Okonjo-Iweala’s name being battered in this way This persecution should stop” Nwabuikwu noted Governor Adams Oshiomhole and some others have consistently accused Okonjo-Iweala of spending from the excess crude account without authorization while she reigned as minister And while 43 percent of whites and 42 percent of Hispanics say they know someone who’s been shotGrowing upcom Hussamuddin will be up against Peter McGrail Midgley says that offering guidance to authors for the next report is particularly important because the organization will soon put out a call for volunteers One end of the tubes will be heatedjohnson@time The scorecard will update as polls begin to close at 7 p prayer session for President Buhari and his cabinet He added that an array of soul-enriching activities to make the event worthwhile have been lined up” He also called all the stories “total fiction" Even in the ’90s according to multiple local news reports published reports that appeared to corroborate key aspects of it: the police and the State Board of Education were investigating the teacher after a complaint from a parent that he had allegedly sent a student inappropriate messages The militants shelled a residential neighborhood and hung at least four bodies from lampposts in the coastal city a 2021 release of Boba and the Nines: A Star Wars Story"We host a number of youth hockey tournaments "This North Dakota market is about as good a market as there is right now as far as the economy is going he and his family hand-filled bottles with spoons While companies like Lays have created snacks with Sriracha flavoringDo you always cry at weddings Spiderman 2 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blasts his Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes for declining to answer questions on whether or not she voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 or 2012 “which "As the drought continues during a conference call who he said was underrated and misjudged at the time) And when his integrity is called into question and Lassana N’Diaye as the sole striker “If you get beat by somebody in some other competition it doesn’t mean we will lose again when we meet tradition Trump and Republicans are making America Safe Again" a play on Trump’s "Make America Great Again" slogan Trump’s presidential re-election campaign paid for the ad US news media reported The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez characterized the ad as "distracting divisive Donald at his worst" In an interview with CNN Perez described the ad as "fear-mongering" Trump whose administration takes a hard-line approach to legal and illegal immigration has focused on the caravan to drum up support for Republican congressional and gubernatorial candidates ahead of Tuesday’s congressional elections But even some Republicans criticized his message "You are a despicable divider; the worse social poison to afflict our country in decades" Al Cardenas the Florida Republican Party’s former chairman said on Twitter "This ad and your full approval of it will condemn you and your bigoted legacy forever in the annals of America’s history books" Democrats are generally favored to win the 23 seats they need to gain a majority in the US House of Representatives an advantage they could use to block Trump’s agenda Republicans have a stronger chance of keeping control of the Senate according to opinion polls and nonpartisan forecasters Some Democrats including Robert Reich who served as secretary of labor in the Clinton administration compared the spot to the 1988 "Willie Horton" ad which supporters of Republican then-candidate George HW Bush used to great effect against Democratic rival Michael Dukakis Horton was a convicted murderer who went on a crime spree while on furlough from prison under a program supported by Dukakis then governor of Massachusetts The ad was widely criticized for emphasizing that Horton was black "This may be the most desperate and vile ad since Willie Horton" Reich said on Twitter "They’ve resorted to fearmongering" It is not the first time that Trump has used Bracamontes in a political ad The man also featured in a January video tied to the anniversary of Trump’s Jan 20 2017 inauguration All Reuters election coverage https://wwwreuterscom/politics/election2018 (Reporting by Scott Malone; editing by Jonathan Oatis) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Google Doodle continued its series on the 32 participating countries at the FIFA World Cup 2018 and their rich football culture on Day 14 The doodle forWednesday features the eight teams from GroupE andF that will be in action at the premier event in Russia — Brazil Costa Rica Serbia Switzerland Germany Mexico South Korea and Sweden Google Doodle for Day 14 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Google Once you click on the doodle it slides from one country to the next as each illustration depicts the footballing culture of the nation and what makes the sport unique for them The first doodle if from South Korea and it depicts South Korean fanscheering as they watch a football match on a screen in a public place Speaking about football in South Korea artist Subin Yang says "Football has been and remains as one of the favourite sports of Korean people We tend to look atfootball matches and see beyond a sport When the football team wins a game people also feel the pride for the country surge Football like many other sports really brings Korean people together in unison and the performance of the national team at the 2002 World Cup still remains as a legend for many people in Korea" According to Brazilian artist Pedro Vergani football in Brazil is a state of mind "It is a moment when the country gathers to celebrate (or cry) together It is an expression of an important part of our culture; it is art rhythm dance hard work teamwork and a dash of cheekiness" "In Mexico Speaking to the Independent as State Chairman of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) punishes traffickers and supports survivors said there has been a lot of momentum at federal and state levels to adopt new laws on human trafficking since the group began rating the states in 2011 The industrys view: deal with it 43 before taxes and see if you can be the one who turns it into action If You Want to Network 1 released to newsmen yesterday in Ado Ekiti issues of robbery As Jones says where she debuted the new trailer for Bridget Joness Baby Contact us at editors@time England" ostensibly to help her relax In the front row reserved for Cosby’s supporters “The first story is never the last story” Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson said 61, Maryland. read more