4-H roundtable

first_imgFor more information about Georgia 4-H’s Healthy Living programs, visit georgia4h.org/healthrocks. “The problems identified and the solutions posed by this group of youth were a tremendous example of the high level of dedication that Georgia 4-H’ers show in improving our state,” Knight said. President Obama appointed Hobby Stripling to attend the Georgia roundtable. Stripling is the Georgia director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency.“We were so blessed to be chosen as one of President Obama’s 100 roundtables, and we were even more blessed to have a federal appointee join us,” Knight said. “Mr. Stripling was a great asset to our session, and we are very grateful that he could attend.”The roundtable participants are now members of the Georgia 4-H Healthy Living Task Force, which includes University of Georgia Cooperative Extension personnel, volunteers and senior 4-H members. Georgia 4-H will soon kick-off Healthy Choices for Life, a program focusing on nutrition, fitness and decision-making designed to help Georgia’s youth live healthier. “As soon as I saw information come out on President Obama’s roundtables, I just knew Georgia 4-H would be an excellent host,” said Richie Knight, the Georgia 4-H program specialist who organized the event. “For over 100 years Georgia 4-H has been empowering youth to identify community problems and work together to find solutions.” The roundtable addressed how high school and college students could help their peers live healthier lifestyles. Students from across the state came together to talk about making healthy food choices, choosing water over sugary drinks, becoming active, protecting their skin and making nutrition labels and portion sizes more important to young people. The group suggested teaching incoming college freshman how to prepare healthy meals in a dorm room and how to cook on a budget. Advocating water consumption, the group suggested students travel with a gallon of water in tow and try to finish it off by the end of the day. center_img In March, President Barack Obama charged his administration to participate in 100 roundtables to give youth across the country a chance to talk and debate relevant issues. On May 20, a group of senior Georgia 4-H’ers participated in one of those roundtables at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Ga.last_img read more

DTZ overhauls management division in Asia

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Police probe general who allegedly issued travel letter for graft fugitive Djoko Tjandra

first_imgHe said that person was currently under investigation by the police’s internal affairs division (Propam).”The head of the bureau made the travel letter on his own initiative,” Argo said as quoted by kompas.com on Wednesday. “If the investigation proved his involvement, he would be dismissed from his position.”Read also: House mulls creating special committee to probe failure to detect fugitive Djoko Tjandra’s returnDjoko, a convict in a high-profile Bank Bali corruption case, has remained at large for more than a decade ever since he fled to Papua New Guinea following his conviction in June 2009. He reportedly returned to Indonesia without being detected by the Immigration Office and filed a review of his case in early June.He reportedly obtained an e-ID card from the South Grogol subdistrict in Jakarta on June 8 and a passport on June 27. However, his whereabouts now remain unknown to the authorities.Bareskrim chief Insp. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo said earlier on Wednesday that he had ordered the Propam to investigate the matter upon learning about the allegations, adding that he would take stern measures against the person involved in the case.House of Representatives deputy speaker Sufmi Dasco Ahmad also called on the police to check the validity of the letter. “We must confirm whether the letter was true, which institution and who is responsible for the issuance of the letter,” the Gerindra Party politician told The Jakarta Post.Topics : The National Police have launched an investigation into a police general at the Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) who reportedly issued a letter for fugitive and graft convict Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra that allowed him to travel within the country. The case first came to light after watchdog Indonesia Police Watch (IPW) reported that the head of the Civil Servant Investigator Supervisory and Coordination Bureau at Bareskrim, Brig. Gen. Prasetyo Utomo, had signed a travel letter on June 18, allowing Djoko to fly from Jakarta to Pontianak in West Kalimantan on June 19 and return on June 22 in his capacity as a consultant.National Police spokesperson Insp. Gen. Argo Yuwono admitted on Wednesday that the travel letter was issued by a police general and head of a bureau within the force, although he stopped short of mentioning the person’s name.last_img read more