Your Top 10 Fave Judith Light Roles

first_imgAngela Bower, Who’s the Boss Faye,The Assembled Parties Judith Light begins performances in All the Ways to Say I Love You, Tony nominee Neil Labute’s solo play, on September 6. In honor of her return to the New York stage in a one-woman drama (and highly anticipated comeback to the small screen for Transparent season 3 on September 23), we asked you to rank your favorite Judith Light roles. Though the Audience Choice Award winner is nominated for an Emmy this year for her performance in Transparent, a throwback screen role was the fan favorite, as were her Tony-winning roles. Take a look at your top 10 below! Judith Ryland, Dallas Karen Wolek, One Life to Live Elizabeth Donnelly, Law & Order: SVU Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 23, 2016 Jeanne White, The Ryan White Story Shelly Pfefferman, Transparent Silda Grauman, Other Desert Cities Claire Meade, Ugly Betty View Comments All the Ways To Say I Love You Vivian Bearing, Witlast_img read more

New soybean foods

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaIf you want the health benefits of soybeans but hate the beanytaste of most soybean products, listen up. University of Georgiafood scientists have developed soybean food products that don’ttaste so beany.The scientists used L-Star soybeans, a new variety developed bythe National Agricultural Research Organization in Japan. Anaturally deodorized soybean, L-Star is lipoxygenase-free. Beany enzyme removed”This is the enzyme that produces the off flavor in some soybeanfood products,” said Dick Phillips, a food scientist with the UGACollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “With L-Star,consumers can get the health benefits of soybeans’polyunsaturated fatty acids in better-tasting products. Untilnow, it’s been good for the heart, bad for the taste buds.”With funding from the American Soy & Tofu Corporation and theU.S. Department of Agriculture’s Federal-State MarketingImprovement Program, UGA food scientist Yen-Con Hung, along withPhillips and UGA food scientist Anna Resurreccion, developed anew soybean product using L-Star beans. New method used, too”We started with a new soy milk because this is an establishedproduct that’s available commercially,” Hung said. “These arewhole bean products.”Traditional soy milk is made by grinding soaked soybeans withwater and then filtering out solid and insoluble materials, hesaid. The new L-Star soy milk is made by grinding the soybeanswith water and not filtering out the solids.A sensory specialist, Resurreccion conducted consumer studieslast fall on the UGA campus in Griffin, Ga. The study revealedhigh consumer acceptance of the L-star soy milk. “The consumerswe tested think the quality is equal to commercial soy milk,”Hung said. “They like the color, appearance and taste, too.” L-Star or not?Besides the new L-Star food products, Phillips created a qualitycontrol test. The test will assure soybean buyers they are trulybuying L-Star soybeans.”Soybeans are harvested and brought by trucks to a central buyingpoint,” Phillips said. “With the existing tests, there’s a wholemenu of things buyers look for, quality-wise. But they don’t testfor lipoxygenase.”The existence of the enzyme would let buyers know the beans arenot L-Star. Lab methods that test for the enzyme aren’t feasibleat a buying point, he said.Phillips’ test uses color as an indicator to test soybeans forlipoxygenase. A buyer takes a sample from the load, crushes thebeans, places them in a tube and shakes them.”If the color fades, the beans contain the enzyme and the buyerknows they aren’t L-Star soybeans,” Phillips said.Working with the Georgia-Florida Soybean Association, UGAscientists shared the test with a handful of buyers who aretesting it in the field.The test project was funded in part by the Georgia AgriculturalCommission for Soybeans. L-Star tofu, instant soy milkAnother new product UGA scientists are working on is tofu madefrom L-Star soybean curd.”It’s also a whole-bean product, so consumers get the nutritionaland health-related benefits from consuming whole beans versusonly the soluble part of the soybeans,” Hung said.Under Hung’s leadership, UGA food science graduate student, MarkJarrard Jr. is working on an instant soy milk using L-Starsoybeans.To make it into the marketplace, the products must be developedby a food company, Hung said. The next stage of the project is togarner industry interest in the products.last_img read more

Auto financing to drive recovery of multifinance sector in 2021: APPI

first_imgPresident director of Mandiri Utama Finance Stanley Atmadja also expected the safety concerns of consumers to translate into increased use of private vehicles in the future.“We have started to see significant demand for both new and used motorcycles and cars in recent days. This must be seen as an opportunity, as there is a market out there for the financing industry,” said Stanley on Tuesday. He added that going forward, the multifinance sector would need to change to match consumer preferences for making purchases and applying for leases online.  “We are currently preparing to launch our digital program which will be our new way of marketing. We are currently developing apps, which can be reliably used by customers in the future to make purchases and apply for leases through our online channel,” Stanley said.Another multifinance company, Mandiri Tunas Finance has upgraded its mobile app MTF Go to provide a better service in processing financing during the pandemic.Mandiri Tunas Finance director Harjanto Tjitohardjojo said MTF Go offered various features, including financing proposal submissions, credit simulation and product information, among other features.“There is also a catalog of various automotive products from commercial vehicles to passenger vehicles, and customers can also see credit and installment simulations for the products on the app,” he said on June 16.  Topics : The Indonesian Financing Firms Association (APPI) predicts the multifinance sector will begin to recover by next year, driven by automotive financing, with consumers expected to prioritize health and safety in the post-pandemic era.APPI chairman Suwandi Wiratno said on June 16 that automotive financing – the largest market of all financing types in the country – would see an upward trend in the near future as people would choose to travel by private vehicles for health and safety reasons.“After this pandemic, people will be more cautious about taking public transportation and will prefer to use private vehicles. This happened in Wuhan, China, where many people went to car dealers after the lockdown policy was eased, and this trend may happen in other places,” said Suwandi, who is also the president director of multifinance firm PT Chandra Sakti Utama Leasing, referring to the ground zero of the COVID-19 pandemic.center_img Financial institutions have been affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as physical distancing restrictions impact business activities, resulting in sluggish loan demand while increasing the risk of bad loans. The multifinance sector has also been hit by a steep drop in automotive sales during the pandemic, which account for around 70 percent of the country’s financing portfolio.Data from the Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers Association (Gaikindo) showed that domestic car sales plummeted more than 95 percent year-on-year (yoy) to only 3,551 units in May, a continuation of the downward trend seen since March.The multifinance industry will only see 1 percent growth this year, lower than the association’s original growth projection of 4 percent at the beginning of this year, APPI stated.With consumers hard hit by the pandemic, multifinance companies have approved a proposal to restructure 3 million loans, with Rp 90 trillion (US$6.3 billion) in debt restructured as of June 8, APPI data show.last_img read more

CARICOM chairman looks back at 2011

first_img Tweet 13 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! NewsRegional CARICOM chairman looks back at 2011 by: – December 29, 2011 CARICOM Chairman, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil DouglasBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) — Outgoing Caribbean Community (CARICOM) chairman, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas, says despite the ongoing global economic and financial crises the 15-member regional integration bloc has remained a “symbol of stability and good governance.”In a Christmas message to the region, Douglas said reflections on the past year will be coloured by the challenges spawned by the current period of global uncertainties.“The challenges, including those directly related to the global economic and financial crises have honed our attention particularly on finding creative ways to confront them. We have sought, for example, to encourage foreign investment from new areas and welcomed the interest shown by India, China and Japan, all of whom mounted trade and investment missions to the region seeking opportunities,” he pointed out.Douglas said the continuing increases in the prices of food and the search for food sovereignty have engaged the attention of CARICOM.“Our stakeholders in the agriculture sector, as evinced most recently in Dominica, where they participated in the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, are working assiduously to find a solution to those particular challenges. We must continue to encourage them by buying and consuming locally grown food — which we are by no means short of – so that we could lower our very high food import bill, and at the same time, maintain healthy lifestyles,” Douglas said.In advancing the latter ideal, Douglas said that the Community can take pride in the fact that it provided the leadership to appropriately position on the international stage, the threat of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).As a result of the Community’s advocacy, the United Nations General Assembly agreed to convene a high level meeting on NCDs, which was held in September in New York, although the outcome may not have been as ambitious as had been envisaged.“Regionally, we have made great strides in initiating operations of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), a consolidation of five regional health institutions. The Agency, I am pleased to announce, will come on stream early in the New Year. Our solid achievements in health have extended also to successes recorded by the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV/AIDS (PANCAP),” Douglas said in his message to the people of the Caribbean.“People of the Community, securing your livelihood and well-being have been at the forefront of our activities; however, given their importance to our Community, we have placed much emphasis on youth development. In the last quarter of this year, we boosted our campaign against youth gangs and gang violence with interventions across the Region that have yielded encouraging results and which will determine our response going forward,” he said.Douglas said that a major factor in ensuring that well-being and indeed the existence is a commitment to the adaptation and mitigation of climate change.“Earlier this month, at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, we continued our advocacy for attention to be paid to the deleterious effects of climate change on the natural environments and economies of our small states. One of the outcomes of the Durban Conference was a decision by parties to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change as soon as possible, and no later than 2015. The Community, in particular, through Grenada’s leadership of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), ensured that a number of our concerns was addressed in the outcome document,” the CARICOM chairman said.He also mentioned the continued quest to cement relations with third states and groups of states with some emphasis on those in the hemisphere.A plan of action for closer co-operation and joint initiatives was drawn up with the Integration System of Central America (SICA) in a range of areas and work has begun through the two regional Secretariats to ensure that these initiatives make an impact on the lives of the people of both regions.Douglas said he was particularly pleased to participate in the fourth CARICOM-Cuba summit held in Trinidad and Tobago earlier in December, where the Community renewed and advanced its longstanding relationship with Cuba.“There are also meaningful people-centered activities arising out of that encounter in health, agriculture, infrastructure building and culture, which would doubtlessly improve the well-being of our citizens,” he said.Looking back on 2011, “we can do so with a measure of comfort that we have fulfilled the charge delivered at the beginning of the year by my predecessor, the Hon. Tillman Thomas, Prime Minister of Grenada, to make 2011 a ‘watershed year,’ a year when a new generation of leaders would take their place in the Community. At that time, we were confident that we would weather the multiple storms that were facing us by dint of strengthening community bonds, cooperating with each other and utilising all the skills available to us.”He also noted that one of his first tasks as chairman of the Community was to install Ambassador Irwin LaRocque as the new secretary-general of CARICOM, an occasion that, “for me, heralded a turning point in the history of our Community.”“He has begun the task of finding creative ways to chart the Community’s course in the current global environment. As we contemplate our resolutions for the new year, let us collectively pledge to work together to build on our founding fathers’ dreams of regional integration, securing a community for all for generations to come.“During our celebration of this season of goodwill, let us, as a Community, reflect on our achievements over the year that is fast ending, a reflection that will no doubt be coloured by the challenges spawned by the current period of global uncertainties,” he said.Douglas said those external upheavals have served to strengthen the resolve to drive the integration movement forward, a stance for which there has been firm support and commitment from the regional populace.“I wish to reiterate my commendation to you for your resilience and for the outstanding qualities that have enabled our Community to remain a symbol of stability and good governance, reflected in our embrace of democratic processes,” the CARICOM chairman said. 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