MELAKA: With a large-scale poultry farm here in the state, the supply of chicken should not be an issue, says Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali. The Melaka Chief Minister also suggested that chicken traders source their supply directly from poultry farms. "Traders can also get the chicken at a reasonable price if they go directly to the producers. "We have the largest chicken breeding and processing facility in the state as well as other farms," he said after visiting the MBMB Wet Market in Bachang here on Friday (June 24). Sulaiman said he was confident that chicken supply in Melaka would be sufficient as there was a giant chicken-breeding farm in the state. "We are supplying chicken to other states and the farm will be able to cover the demand in the state," he said. On another matter, Sulaiman invited Opposition assemblymen to work with the state government on flood mitigation efforts and programmes. He said the Opposition lawmakers could be part of the special committee to … [Read more...] about Chicken supply not an issue with massive poultry farm in Melaka, says CM
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Bringing any product to market requires persistence, problem solving, and creative thinking. I'm a lifelong entrepreneur who has been commercializing my ideas for products my entire career, mostly through licensing. I've also experienced the extreme highs and lows of starting and growing a successful venture. After mentoring inventors for the past two decades, this I know: To achieve success as an entrepreneur, you need to become an expert. You and only you. If your goal is to license your product ideas, you must educate yourself to the point that you are able to communicate with companies directly and like a professional. This takes time -- time that is exceptionally well-spent, I'd argue, if you're serious about this. Yes, absolutely, there is a learning curve. I would never recommend negotiating your own licensing agreement as a first-time inventor, for example. Without knowing the ins and outs of business terms typically included in licensing agreements, you're far too likely … [Read more...] about Will a Middleman Help You License Your Product?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The grounds maintenance crew at the Brighter Future Solar project in western North Carolina will be plentiful, inexpensive and ecologically appealing, but not very talkative. Between 100 and 200 sheep will keep the grounds neatly trimmed, build the health of the soil and help ensure proper drainage. They will also make the newly launched solar farm in Caldwell County in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains look and operate more like an agricultural farm, even as it generates 19,000 megawatt hours of carbon-free electricity per year for Blue Ridge Energy. “This is a model for how communities can make meaningful progress on net zero commitments while also providing other local benefits,” says Takajiro “Tak” Ishikawa, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, whose parent company, MHI, includes Oriden, the developer of the project . “It’s a win-win.” Grazing sheep at solar installations is part of the … [Read more...] about Putting The Farming In Solar Farms
Social media has revolutionized the way successful brands engage with customers and clients. In fact, nearly all consumers in a recent study said they expect to make a purchase on social media this year. Brands are taking notice - Social media is expected to account for one-third of all digital advertising spending in 2022. While strategic earned media, social media and thought leadership content are key pieces of any successful marketing plan, a tailored digital advertising strategy is the ideal tool to ensure your existing marketing efforts are working together to have maximum impact. 1. Digital ads compliment other content. Earned and owned media strategies are integral in the success of your brand and in positioning your company and its executives as thought leaders. The power of those efforts is amplified and unlocked when an excellent news article or interview is in the social media feed of your ideal customer. Using the right targeting strategies can … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons to Rethink Your Digital Ad Strategy
If you're selling a digital product, you have two options: sell subscription access or sell ads. Selling a one-time license fee is an option, but most startups avoid this for good reason. For one, they don't provide a good experience for customers--it's a higher entry cost and forces the customer to commit to using a product long-term. As a result, it's most logical to opt for renting as the primary business model, either renting access directly to the customer or renting advertising space to other businesses. There haven't been many alternatives to date. But have no fear, the growing adoption of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is opening up new and exciting possibilities for the way we build, launch, and sell digital products. One way, in particular, is the business model innovations that come along with token-gating access. In other words, a user can use your product only if they own your specific NFT. Using tokens as a go-to-market strategy has the … [Read more...] about 7 Advantages of Tokenizing Access to Your Product
High inflation and worries about economic contraction are stunting the markets but proving to be catalysts for growth in one area: an interest in striking and unionizing. advertisement advertisement The number of strikes between January and May 2022 is double that of last year, according to data from the Cornell-ILR Labor Action Tracker , a database that tracks labor protest activity across the U.S. During that time frame, there were 153 strikes around the country comprising 73,500 workers, compared to 78 strikes involving 22,500 workers between the same months in 2021, according to Johnnie Kallas, a former labor organizer and the director of the ILR Labor Action Tracker. The increase in strike activity appears to be moving in lockstep with a sudden push in unionization among American workers, too. Recently, workers have voted to form unions at Amazon warehouses , Starbucks cafés , and Apple stores . Some Google employees unionized last … [Read more...] about Labor strikes have doubled in the past year. Is high inflation part of the reason?
There's an article in the February issue of this magazine that so perfectly captures why I believe it is crucial not to give anyone reason to work around you, I had to write about it. Every inventor's worst fear is having his idea stolen from him. I don't think ideas are stolen very often, actually. I do think they're worked around . That distinction is important. Let me explain. As the author of the article effectively clarifies, there's a significant difference between simply having an idea and actually executing on that idea. "It's not the idea others covet so much as what you make of it. An idea is a spark. No one wants your spark. They want your flame," Inc. editor-at-large David Whitford writes. I agree. If you want your flame to stay yours, or at least profit from it, adopting the right attitude is a must. I've experienced more or less the exact scenario the article describes, which is this: You come up with a great idea. You work hard to develop it. And just when … [Read more...] about How Being Reasonable Helps Protect Your Great Idea
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Indiana-based biotechnology company Growing Together Research Inc. announced this week that it has developed a new technique to genetically modulate the expression of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in cannabis, including the ability to increase levels of the cannabinoid in cultivars grown for recreational or medical marijuana. In August 2020, GTR partnered with Texas A&M Agrilife Research to develop and optimize protocols for genetic transformation of industrial hemp for commercial purposes. Earlier this year, the partnership revealed it had achieved the first known stable transformation and regeneration of multiple THC-free hemp cultivars. The results included validated gene edits that are expected to eliminate or nearly eliminate production of THC and the minor cannabinoid cannabichromene while boosting expression of cannabidiol (CBD). The transformed cultivars are expected to be ready for market in the fourth … [Read more...] about New Gene Technology Allows Growers To Boost THC Levels In Cannabis
- A + A KUALA LUMPUR (June 24): Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Bhd (Angkasa) has identified nine cooperatives that can be included in the poultry industry to address the chicken supply shortage in the country. Its president Datuk Seri Dr Abdul Fattah Abdullah said these cooperatives have the capacity to produce about 3.7 million birds a year at the early stage. “We (Angkasa) aim to increase these numbers gradually, but of course, such effort will need the help or support from the government and close collaboration with the private sector such as the National Farmers’ Organisation (Nafas),” he said when appearing as a guest on "The Brief: Fortifying Malaysia’s Chicken Supply" programme on Bernama TV on Friday (June 24). Prior to this, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that Nafas and Angkasa would go into poultry and corn farming to produce 174 million birds yearly to address the chicken shortage crisis. According to the prime … [Read more...] about Angkasa identifies nine cooperatives to help address chicken supply shortage
An electronic display board at Hana Bank in central Seoul shows the won touching 1,300 won per dollar on Thursday. [YONHAP] The won declined to a 13-year low on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman acknowledged the chance of a recession. It touched 1,302.80 won to the dollar, the lowest in 12 years and 11 months, and is down almost 18 percent from December 2020. The decline comes as stocks globally are in the midst of a rout and as cryptocurrencies melt down. Korea's Kospi is down more than 20 percent this year and the Kosdaq index 30 percent. Bitcoin has lost two-thirds of its value from the peak, and the Luna coin has lost almost 100 percent of its value. In remarks to the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell acknowledged that recession is a possibility. The Fed raised the federal funds rate by 75 basis points last week, the biggest rate increase in 28 years. It indicated another increase of 50 or 75 basis points next … [Read more...] about Won hits 1,302.8, a 13-year low, as Powell mentions recession