Ending hunger in our lifetimes “calls for harnessing the creativity of scientists and economists,” Mr. Ban said. “It requires developing new approaches and technologies to respond to climate change, water scarcity and desertification.” The Secretary-General was speaking at the 2012 World Food Prize laureate award ceremony held in the state of Iowa, in the United States. This year’s winner is an Israeli scientist, Dr. Daniel Hillel, with the Prize recognizing his efforts in implementing a new mode of bringing water to crops in arid and dry kegions, known as ‘micro-irrigation.’ According to the website for the event, the international prize, created in 1986 and sponsored by a local businessman and philanthropist, recognizes, “without regard to race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs,” the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food. The award, it adds, recognizes contributions in any field involved in the world food supply, including food and agriculture science and technology, manufacturing, marketing, nutrition, poverty alleviation and political leadership, amongst others. In his remarks, Mr. Ban praised this year’s winner, Dr. Hillel, for his work, which “has transcended boundaries to help millions of farmers grow more crop per drop of water in some of the driest placed on earth.” Mr. Hillel’s drip irrigation system is “making the desert bloom” on six million hectares of arid land in more than 30 countries, the UN chief noted. “His achievement started as a technical innovation, but it has made a signal contribution to global harmony, stability and peace,” he said. Initiatives like Mr. Hillel’s, he added, are required to tackle the food insecurity that is being experienced in many parts of the world, due to a combination of droughts, a rise in food prices, and financial instability in various regions.However, Mr. Ban underlined that the current crisis is different from the 2007-2008 crisis, when global food prices increased dramatically causing political and economic instability. “We have learned important lessons. More countries have put safety nets in place. There has been less panic buying, and fewer trade restrictions,” Mr. Ban said. “Nations are also investing more in agriculture, and strengthening international cooperation.”In spite of these efforts, much more remains to be done, the UN chief added. The issue of food security is high on the UN agenda. Last week saw the release of the of the State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012 (SOFI), which was jointly published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). In addition to finding that almost 870 million people, or one in eight, are suffering from chronic malnutrition, the report showed a sharp decline in the number of undernourished people over the past two decades, while also warning that immediate action is still needed to tackle hunger particularly in developing countries. It also found that Africa is the only region where malnutrition rates have risen over the past 20 years. Africa’s western Sahel region, in particular, is experiencing high levels of food insecurity, Mr. Ban noted in his speech in Iowa. The Secretary-General also highlighted various UN initiatives to help those who are most vulnerable obtain access not just to food, but also to land, finance, infrastructure and markets required to ensure food security such as the Movement to Scale Up Nutrition, which seeks to provide adequate nutrition to children under two and their mothers and the Zero Hunger Challenge, which aims to ensure access to food, end childhood stunting and double the productivity and income of smallholder farmers. “In our world of plenty, no one should live in hunger. No child should have his growth stunted by malnutrition. No child should have her opportunity for a better life curtailed even before she is born, because her mother was undernourished,” Mr. Ban said. On Monday, speaking at the opening session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) in Rome, the FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, said that targets for reducing the proportion of hungry people around the world by half can still be reached if countries step up their efforts to reduce hunger. Set up in 1974 and reporting to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the CFS, an intergovernmental body, serves as a forum for review and follow up of food security policies.
Suspended Vanderbilt baseball player Xavier Turner remains on the roster, but coach Tim Corbin said he will not practice this fall.Corbin said Turner remains under NCAA suspension – which began during the Commodores’ national title run in the College World Series in June – and there is no timetable for an update to his status.Turner, a junior third baseman, remains enrolled at Vanderbilt and on the team roster. Since the NCAA suspension refers to regular-season games, Turner is eligible to practice when the team begins fall ball on Monday. However, Corbin said he has decided to keep him inactive.“He is not with us right now. Academically, he is staying in school and moving forward in that way,” Corbin said. “I have given him opportunities to transfer, but he does not want to transfer. He wants to stay in school (at Vanderbilt). He is on the roster, but I have not made him active.”RELATED: Vanderbilt 2015 baseball schedule releasedRELATED: Vandy’s Top 10 College World Series playsTurner hit .284 in 64 games for Vanderbilt last season before the NCAA declared him ineligible during the College World Series. He will likely be drafted in 2015.Corbin said it is his choice that Turner is not taking part in team activities in the fall.“We could do whatever we want with him. He could be practicing and active, but I have him doing everything but baseball,” Corbin said. “He does weights on his own. He is with an (athletic) academic advisor, and I have him synced up in a lot of things. So I am an active participant in his growth, but not in his swing. He is still out, and we’ll just wait for an update from the NCAA.”Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks. Vanderbilt players celebrate a 3-2 win over Virginia at the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
first introduced the background:
I use WeChat in August 13, contact WeChat marketing in November, and then start from zero to help a friend public health food project company operation WeChat, operating more than two months, not more than about 260 fans, 23 single (mainly concentrated in the last month), the price of about 800, including has formed a complex purchase rate of about 10%. So although most people are doing business with the private circle of friends, but his own account of the public account of WeChat marketing is still very confident. This is about to be the most talked about WeChat public account positioning and add some of the experience and experience, a see.
on trust: WeChat public accounts and private number positioning
said that trust is an important basis for marketing, I believe we will not have an opinion. For WeChat, some products are suitable for the private number of emotional trust, and some products are suitable for the professional authority of public trust, need to analyze and clear positioning. WeChat public account I understand is relatively straightforward and simple, is similar to the official website of WEB, micro-blog, Taobao, Tmall enterprise certification shop and so on, simply is the enterprise level, is different from the personal feelings of trust in a professional and authoritative trust. Because doing business to follow the customer flow trend more easily, so when the customer flow at micro-blog in micro-blog, Taobao is in Tmall, now everyone is playing WeChat, and there are so many differences between great advantages of other Internet products of WeChat, it should be entered, and take seriously the operation. From the business point of view, our enterprises into WeChat, not because it is cool, but because the customer is in the above, we naturally have to open the door to the top of the enterprise.
on marketing: WeChat ban Wan powder private event
I personally think that the reason why WeChat public and private numbers, is the official wants to tell us something about marketing, customer service, please put the public number, here allows you to direct marketing and management. While private number is the circle of friends, is based on the understanding and feelings of trust, so all over do the marketing is a risk, grasp of the needs of their own hands when.
said that the public number plus powder, there must be a way is the number of private powder, when it comes to private numbers will have to say that just recently blocked WeChat powder number of events. Ban itself hurt a lot of people, but I think WeChat is for marketers indirectly convey some signals and attitudes:
is the first private WeChat is a circle of friends, not a stranger marketing circles. Since it is a friend, the average person can have 1000 on the good, the number of thousands of questions. WeChat does not want to become private WeChat marketing battlefield, or hate the kind of brutal means of marketing, such as a large number of uncontrolled lead powder, then crazy scraper, such people are friends and repugnant.
secondly WeChat private number is based on feelings and trust, even if you are marketing >
university graduates choose entrepreneurship already is not a new thing, Shenyang became a college student in the vampire brother wash shoes, business after graduation, his shop 3 years out of the northeast region, has won the reputation and popularity of the double harvest.
a graduated from Tianjin College of electronic commerce professional Li Hongfu, 2012 in Nu River street in Shenyang City, a 30 square metre shop started to do washing shoe business. Now, the students wash shoes brother business, store membership by less than 800 people a year ago increased to more than 1 thousand and 200 now. College Students’ aromatherapy wash shoemaker out of Shenyang, one in Shanxi, Tianjin and other development, a total of 5 stores. Li Hongfu also brought a lot of apprentices.
the same from a year ago, "only the service fine life from every world without end," is still the aromatherapy wash shoemaker service standards. How to really do service forever, Li Hongfu’s explanation is that a little more for customers.
A, a male customer brought a pair of white boots, want it to black. Li Hongfu took the shoes left hand, bowed his head, right hand stroked the thin boots of the outer wiring, he swept the sole label, is in no rush to talk about business, but the rise of humor to the customers said: "ask your home" leadership ", change the color to 80 yuan, but also look not to change? The original price of about 200 yuan for the shoes, or shoes, but this is not the leather dyeing shortly after the draft, easily uneven color may burst the skin, change the color of it, the price is not very high."
"I do business not only to earn money for a customer, but the customer is more likely to come to my shop, the turnover also increased steadily." Li Hongfu set up a personalized customer files, record each customer specific requirements, such as some of the more beautiful love color, or some color light, and the customers used head shoelace head is short, it is more convenient to tie shoelaces.
the policy support of the government, community recommendation