The University of Georgia C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park (SIRP), in Camilla, Georgia, provided heat relief for south Georgia 4-H’ers on Wednesday, June 3, during the annual 4-H20 Camp.More than 130 campers attended the second session of the three-day camp at SIRP. They learned about water conservation, water’s importance in agriculture and its environmental impact.“The camp is all about helping our 4-H students understand the importance of water to our region of the state, and why it’s important to protect it, conserve it and use it wisely, so it will be around for future use,” said Calvin Perry, SIRP superintendent.The camp is a collaborative effort coordinated every year by SIRP, Mitchell County Extension and the Flint RiverQuarium in Albany, Georgia. Mitchell County was one of 11 counties – the others being Baker, Calhoun, Colquitt, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty, Lee, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Sumter, Terrell and Worth – with 4-H’ers in attendance.“Our 4-H’ers enjoy group activities. They like to spend time with their friends from other counties and learn at the same time; 4-H20 is the perfect activity for that,” said Jennifer Grogan, Mitchell County Extension coordinator. “It is vital that youth learn about the importance of water for the growth of plants and southwest Georgia agriculture, while at the same time realizing that yes, plants need water but not too much.”This year marks the eighth year 4-H20 has been held. The camp started as a summer activity for Mitchell County 4-H’ers in 2008. Surrounding counties expressed interest in participating, and the following year, 4-H20 was turned into a districtwide camp. The camp started on Tuesday at the Flint RiverQuarium in Albany.On Wednesday at SIRP, the 4-H’ers learned about water’s importance to wildlife from Nick Fuhrman, an associate professor in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Science. Also known as “Ranger Nick,” Fuhrman brought along animals native to Georgia to help him teach the children.Sylvia Davis, Baker County Extension’s family and consumer sciences agent, taught the importance of staying cool and hydrated with water during the hot Georgia summer.Wes Porter, UGA Extension irrigation specialist, showed the children an irrigation pivot and talked about water’s role in the growth of crops.“Unless children grow up on a farm, sometimes it’s hard to understand what goes into producing a crop. During this camp we specifically focused on water use and the importance of water in agriculture,” Porter said. “It’s easy to think that we don’t need irrigation, or that irrigation water is free and plentiful for everyone to use. Our main focus was informing the campers about the importance of our water resources and what we can do to conserve them.”On Thursday, the students met with Rome Ethredge, Seminole County Extension agent, at Andrews Lock and Dam on the Chattahoochee River. The camp concluded at a water park in Dothan, Alabama.For more about Georgia 4-H programs, go to georgia4h.org.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Commission have revised downward their expectations for economic growth given the Leave vote in the UK’s EU referendum last month.The IMF said the global outlook for economic growth had worsened as a result of the outcome of the referendum, despite better-than-expected performance earlier this year.Maurice Obstfeld, chief economist and economic counsellor at the IMF, said “Brexit has thrown a spanner in the works”. The IMF now expects global growth of 3.1% and 3.4% for 2016 and 2017, respectively, down 0.1 percentage point from its baseline global growth forecasts for 2016 and 2017 in April. This masks geographical differences, however, with the outlook worse for advanced economies, in particular the UK, and broadly unchanged for emerging market and developing economies.The IMF downgraded its expectations for growth mainly to reflect the macroeconomic consequences of “a sizeable increase in uncertainty”, including in the political realm.“This uncertainty is projected to take a toll on confidence and investment, including through its repercussions on financial conditions and market sentiment more generally,” it said.“The initial financial market reaction was severe but generally orderly.”It noted that, as of mid-July, sterling was around 10% weaker despite recovering somewhat, equity prices were lower in some sectors, especially European banks, and that yields on safe-haven assets had fallen.Economic growth in the UK will fall by 0.2 percentage points for 2016 and close to 1 percentage point next year, according to the IMF, as increased uncertainty is “projected to significantly weaken domestic demand relative to previous forecasts”.The IMF qualified its update to its world economic outlook by noting that, “[w]ith ‘Brexit’ still very much unfolding, the extent of uncertainty complicates the already difficult task of macroeconomic forecasting”.Maurice Obstfeld, IMF chief economist: “Brexit has thrown a spanner in the works” Its new baseline forecasts are based on the assumption of a gradual reduction in uncertainty, Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK avoiding a large increase in economic barriers, no major financial market disruption, and limited political fallout from the referendum.But more negative outcomes are “a distinct possibility,” according to the IMF.Obstfeld said: “The real effects of Brexit will play out gradually over time, adding elements of economic and political uncertainty. This overlay of extra uncertainty, in turn, may open the door to an amplified response of financial markets to negative shocks.”‘Extraordinarily uncertain situation’The European Commission, meanwhile, also expects that the uncertainty resulting from the UK vote will curtail economic growth, for the UK and for the EU.“The referendum has created an extraordinarily uncertain situation,” it said.“Due to the lack of information about the new equilibrium after the UK’s exit, many elements have not yet entered the assessment but nevertheless constitute substantial risks to the outlook.”It said that, before the EU referendum in the UK, GDP growth in the euro area would have been expected to reach 1.7% in 2016 and 2017.It recently revised this outlook to reflect expectations of slower private consumption and investment, and impacts on foreign trade.Based on the results of scenario analyses, the Commission now expects euro-zone growth of 1.5-1.6% in 2016, and 1.3-1.5% in 2017.This, noted the Commission, implies a loss of GDP of 0.25% to 0.5% by 2017.This compares with expectations of a 1-2.75% drop in economic growth in the UK by then, according to the Commission.Given the extent of unknowns about the situation after the UK exits the EU, it said, “the adjustment path is impossible to specify”.“This implies the uncertainty shock could evolve quite differently in terms of dimension and duration,” it said.Its revised outlook concerns the near-term impact of the referendum.
The house at 19 Belsize St, Kenmore, sold for $921,000.SEVEN registered bidders battled for a five bedroom property at Kenmore earlier this month.On November 3, 50 people gathered at the property to watch as the auction unfolded. Ray White Toowong agent Sharon King said no negotiation was needed during the auction of 19 Belsize St, Kenmore, with a massive 49 bids placed before the gavel was struck down at $921,000.According to CoreLogic data, the house was last sold in 2012 for $420,000. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoInside 19 Belsize St, Kenmore, which was highly contested at auction.Ms King said the lowset brick property sold to a family with teenage children.“They loved the position, the size and the fact it is quite new,” Ms King said.CoreLogic data also says the median house sale price for Kenmore is $703,000. The house at 32 Mukurta St, Chapel Hill, sold for $825,500.Also on the west side, was another auction, this time at 32 Mukurta St, Chapel Hill.McLeod Partners — Ray White Indooroopilly agent Michelle McLeod said three registered bidders placed “steady and considered” bids, before the four bedroom, two-level property sold under the hammer to a local family for $825,500.
ELA Container Offshore GmbH will again be participating at the Offshore Energy 2017 in Amsterdam. The exhibition will take place on 10th and 11th of October 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In Hall 1 at booth #111, ELA Offshore will be exhibiting a two story Offshore Accommodation Complex to demonstrate one of the many configuration possibilities of their high quality containers.One highlight of the exhibition – next to the new Offshore Workshop Container- will be their new type of Accommodation Container with interior corridor: the ELA Offshore Accommodation Container, Type: PREMIUM.In addition to the display at stand 1.111, ELA will again be the Platinum Sponsor of the exhibition. “We are really looking forward to seeing ELA Offshore as a Platinum Sponsor all around during Offshore Energy,” states Katharina Pleus, Marketing Manager of ELA Container Offshore GmbH. “We will assemble a two-storey accommodation complex with our new PREMIUM Containers. Visitors will be able to see how easy our containers can be combined to one big, multi-storey accommodation facility,” Pleus continues.“The key element that differentiates our new type of 20 ft Accommodation Container from other containers on the market, is their interior corridor. By including interior corridors in the design of the container, we eliminate the need for external gangways, which saves our customers space and money. Besides, the internal corridor facilitates crew transfers between modules and reduces safety hazards and crew exposure to weather conditions,” states Hans Gatzemeier, Managing Director of ELA Container Offshore GmbH.In addition to interior corridors, the containers have 6,5 m² of living space per person with a single cabin and own bathroom, this all according to German quality standards and international rules and regulations.Next to the container complex at stand 1.111, ELA Offshore will bring two containers for the outdoor exhibition area. “Outside we will display our new ELA Offshore Workshop Container which is completely furnished with workbench, Würth tools, shelves and other equipment. The Workshop Container concept is a cooperation between us and the Würth Group and is based on providing efficient mobile workspace according to customers’ requirements,” explains Gatzemeier.All Containers are “Made in Germany” according to German quality standards and possess all necessary certifications such as DNV 2.7-1 / EN 12079-1, DNV 2.7-2, based on SOLAS, IMO FSS Code, and MLC as well as CSC and are approved from several IACS-companies. In terms of fire resistance, an A60 insulation provides high safety standards. Every container will be checked before delivery. Depending on customer requirements, ELA Offshore Containers are individually customized, immediately operational and are available at short notice.The main features of ELA offshore accommodations include:• Flexibility on demand• One base type with various accommodation solutions• Easy handling thanks to standard 20ft High-Cube ISO standard dimensions• Highest quality standards
Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Health survey findings of Kalinago Territory to be released this afternoon by: – September 20, 2011 Kalinago Chief, Mr. Garnet Joseph. The Kalinago Council and health officials from Canada will later today reveal the findings of a health survey conducted in the Kalinago Territory recently.Kalinago Chief Garnet Joseph says the findings will give an assessment of the health status of the indigenous people.“We want residents of Gullet River, Mahaut River and Sineku to be there because the doctors from the research center in Canada will present the findings to them on the health survey they conducted recently. They will give us an assessment of the health status of the Carib Territory,” he said.He said the information from the survey is vital in charting the way forward for the indigenous people.“They dealt with some areas identified as critical. We will also be able to implement programs and curb some of the issues emerging from the survey,” he said.According to Mr Joseph the survey was conducted in four main health areas.“Non Communicable diseases, nutrition, substance abuse, care for the elderly and access to health care services are some of the areas looked at,’ he added.The event will commence from 4:30 pm at the Sineku Resource Center.Dominica Vibes News 20 Views no discussions Share
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Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis expects the title race to remain a tight contest to the end. City are still third in the Barclays Premier League, three points behind leaders Arsenal, after being held to a frustrating goalless draw by Everton at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. Defender Demichelis feels the game was an opportunity missed – as Arsenal also drew at Liverpool on the same night – and hopes the ground can be made up quickly. Press Association City could at least reflect on a strong defensive showing. The team have struggled at the back in the continued absence of captain Vincent Kompany but Demichelis, back in the side with Eliaquim Mangala also injured, and Nicolas Otamendi held form for a second successive game. Demichelis, 35, said: “I think we tried everything to win the match but the goalkeeper for Everton and their complete team defended really well. “We tried everything to win three points, so we are unhappy we didn’t win, but the positive was we did not concede any goal. I think we are in a good way and we must continue playing (as we did) in the second half.” Everton are still down in 11th but the result, a week after they beat City at Goodison Park in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final, was another positive one. They will now approach the second leg of that cup tie at Eastlands in a fortnight in a positive mood, with a Wembley final within grasp, but manager Roberto Martinez is taking nothing for granted. Martinez said: “We can draw an incredible satisfaction from this performance, it is a performance we can build on, but we know it is going to be a completely different game in two weeks’ time. I think this was a completely different game from the one we had last week at Goodison. “You are looking at two teams with enormous technical ability, with a lot of goalscoring threat. From a mental and psychological point of view it was important to be able to beat Manchester City like we did last week, and to be able to get a clean sheet at the Etihad. “That will give us a lot of confidence but we are under no illusions it is going to be a completely different competition and a different game.” City face another test of their credentials as they host Crystal Palace on Saturday. Demichelis said: “I think it was important Arsenal didn’t win and we are just three points behind the leaders. “We must continue the fight until the end and we have a lot of games to recover three points, but we need as soon as possible to win. “Arsenal have a game at Stoke – it is a difficult game – so we have a chance to recover these three points. “If we continue playing like in the second half I think we will win the next game and then the next.” City will feel they deserved victory against Everton after dominating the second half. They certainly ended the game feeling aggrieved after Raheem Sterling was denied a penalty in injury time after appearing to be fouled by John Stones. Sergio Aguero also had two penalty appeals turned down by referee Roger East as well as twice forcing good saves from Tim Howard. Everton goalkeeper Howard also kept out efforts from Yaya Toure, Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne in an impressive display. Everton’s best chances came in a more evenly contested first half with Gerard Deulofeu testing Joe Hart and Leon Osman volleying narrowly wide.
“One of the things you learn when you get in a position like mine is how many people it takes dedicated to a common proposition to achieve much of anything,” Holder said. “We’re so fortunate to have that here.” “Moving to these new elements, the school has, in the last five years, attracted some amazing academics who are known throughout the educational and professional communities,” Maxey said. “That helps us stay on top of what’s happening.” “It’s nice to see [the rankings], and it’s rewarding to see them,” Holder said. “It conveys to us that we seem to be on the right track, and it makes us have even loftier aspirations for the future.” Students praise faculty members work in connecting with students and programs that bring business leaders such as CFOs of Disney and Amgen and Netflix for helping the Leventhal School of Accounting receive the achievement. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) TFE Times, a popular academia site that publishes university rankings each January, bases rankings on factors such as mean GMAT scores, starting salary of graduates and acceptance rate. “I regularly have the CFOs of Disney and Amgen and Netflix and Capital Group and others come to my classes, and those people are highly interactive with the classes,” Owens said. “Leventhal consults with the Big Four accounting firms,” Situ said. “They have student representatives who have gone there, who started working, and they come back every year, and they have some sort of a meeting or conference just to update their curriculum.” When the TFE Times released its 2020 report on the best graduate accounting programs in the country in January, faculty and students in the Leventhal School of Accounting were unsurprised that USC came in first. “I’m very happy and content with all the professors that I’ve met and the knowledge that I’ve gained from each of the classes,” Leong said. “I think that a lot of the classes that I was offered here would definitely not be offered at other universities or even at my undergraduate institution.” John Owens, the academic director of the master’s in accounting with data and analytics and a professor of the practice at Marshall School of Business, said that professors take particular personal interest in their students at Leventhal, which fosters a more open learning environment. Juliette Smotrys, a graduate student studying business taxation, also said faculty in Leventhal are particularly helpful and constantly encourage her and other students to do their best work by introducing them to new skill sets to help with their research as future tax professionals. “We know we could not be nearly as successful in recruiting students and in delivering the educational experience [without our alumni],” Holder said. “Those alums have been extraordinarily generous in endowing scholarships. They’ve also been very generous in endowing chairs and professorships for our faculty. Those are absolutely essential to recruiting world class faculty.” “A common phrase you hear in classes at Leventhal is that we teach students to be comfortable being uncomfortable,” Owens said. “And we want them to really be out there learning to be leading edge thinkers and to be the ideal people for their companies a few years down the road when they come out.” “We have such a wonderful set of professors and staff that really do help us to succeed and give us all the resources necessary to really propel us forward in our careers,” Smotrys said. Leventhal Dean William Holder said the ranking reflects the school’s hardworking students and faculty and their commitment to excellence. Other graduate students echoed this sentiment, adding that the professors in Leventhal often go above and beyond the call of duty by meeting with students outside of office hours or keeping in touch as friends even after the end of the semester. Michael Leong, a graduate student studying accounting, said accounting classes at other universities cannot compare to those offered by Leventhal. Students in Leventhal’s graduate programs said that the ranking is well-deserved. Sandy Situ, a senior majoring in accounting while pursuing a master’s degree in business taxation, said Leventhal’s commitment to connecting with students even after graduation keeps the school up to par with what accounting firms are looking for in new recruits. Leventhal also offers a high caliber of financial support from its alumni, something Holder said has helped build its positive reputation over the 41 years since the school was established in Marshall. Leventhal offers full-time master’s programs in accounting, business taxation and accounting with an emphasis on data analytics. Starting Fall 2020, the school will also offer business taxation with an emphasis on data analytics, a program that Associate Dean for Leventhal’s Graduate Accounting Programs Shirley Maxey called cutting-edge. Owens echoed these sentiments, stating that Leventhal has unparalleled access to leaders in business that few other schools can compare to. Holder and Maxey both expressed hope that Leventhal will continue to reflect its No. 1 ranking through the excellence of its students and faculty members.
Former junior college defensive end Josh Allen, who committed to Syracuse as a transfer in April, has been medically disqualified from football at SU. According to a statement Wednesday afternoon from SU Athletics, Allen has been diagnosed with a “cardiac condition.” He had just begun working out at SU in preparation for preseason camp. pic.twitter.com/GnFQaclBcF— JayJay (@2LiveStokess) July 9, 2017 The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder was the 27th addition to the Orange’s 2017 class after he played two seasons at Long Beach City College, redshirting a third year. In 21 games at the JUCO level, Allen picked up 88 tackles, 29 for loss, and 9.5 sacks. He broke up five passes and recovered four fumbles. He drew interest from Houston, USF, Iowa State, Oregon, Louisville and UCLA, per 247Sports.com.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe committed and signed with Arizona after two years at Long Beach, but he failed to qualify, according to Scout.com. Allen was first offered by former head coach Scott Shafer’s staff in November 2015.A four-star player, per 247Sports.com, Allen would have had two years of eligibility at SU.Junior defensive tackle Steven Clark, who was also medically disqualified, has been cleared by a blood clot specialist in Rochester and will meet with SU head team physician Dr. James Tucker on Wednesday, according to Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey.The Orange opens preseason camp in about two weeks — an official start date has not yet been announced. The season starts on Sept. 1 in the Carrier Dome. Comments Published on July 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm Contact Matthew: email@example.com | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+
Facebook Twitter Google+ The Orange’s defensive line, specifically their pass rush, keyed the rest of the defense all season. SU finished the regular season with 38 sacks. Robinson led with 10, which ranked eighth in the NCAA prior to Friday.“You can’t truly replace Alton Robinson,” Guthrie said.Coleman did his best Robinson impression though, tallying three sacks and a quarterback hit. He, too, now has 10 sacks on the season.His first sack came as West Virginia started a drive with 1:48 remaining until halftime. Coleman overpowered right tackle Colton McKivitz and tackled Allison, making his first start, nine yards behind the line of scrimmage.“I don’t know what was going on,” Richards said of Coleman. “He went Hulk-mode.”After nursing a 14-12 lead into halftime, Syracuse settled down, and the defense started to win more at the line of scrimmage. West Virginia’s only touchdown came on a four-play, 16-yard drive following an Eric Dungey interception.It wasn’t a perfect game; the Mountaineers outgained the Orange (423-418). But every time WVU threatened to score and build a lead, Syracuse came up with a big play. Early in the fourth quarter, on the first play of West Virginia’s ensuing drive following Syracuse taking a 24-18 lead, Allison was intercepted by Allen Stritzinger.The Orange converted that into three points and took complete control of the game from that moment on. Stritzinger hadn’t played much until Friday, like Richards, but made possibly the most important play of the game.Familiar names like Guthrie and Slayton made their share of plays, but the unknowns made the difference, turning a perceived weakness into breakout performances.Richards didn’t even find out he’d be playing extended reps in Robinson’s absence until earlier in the week, when the announcement was made public.“To get on the field and actually play,” Richards said, “it’s an experience that someone can never take from me.”Babers has talked about the bowl game being both a reward for the 2018 team and a springboard for the 2019 team and that’s what it became. Dungey, Guthrie, Kielan Whitner, Slayton, Jamal Custis and Dontae Strickland got their glory. But new faces starred.“It sets us up because now we’ve got a lot of experience under our belt,” Richards said. “Everybody can come in next year with the mentality like, ‘I’ve played, I’ve done it. We can do this.’” Comments Published on December 29, 2018 at 12:18 am Contact Andrew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @A_E_Graham ORLANDO, Fla. — Martell Pettaway burst into the open field, crumpled Andre Cisco with a stutter step and lurched forward again toward the end zone.Then Tyrell Richards, Syracuse’s defensive end lined up on the opposite side of the formation, crunched the West Virginia running back from behind. The next snap, WVU left tackle Kelby Wickline missed Richards.“I shot my hands into his chest, pulled him down,” Richards said. “Push-pull. Came off the edge, I didn’t even know I got the sack, I thought he threw the ball.”Richards’ sack on Jack Allison, the Mountaineers replacement for Will Grier, backed up WVU and eventually forced them to settle for an Evan Staley field goal.Staley’s leg scored 12 of No. 16 West Virginia’s (8-4, 6-3 Big 12) points as No. 20 Syracuse’s (10-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast) defense held the vaunted Mountaineer offense to one touchdown. The Orange were without defensive end Alton Robinson and defensive tackle McKinley Williams, who did not travel to Florida for “personal reasons.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn their stead, Richards, Kendall Coleman, Chris Slayton, Ryan Guthrie and a slew of other players filled the void, kept SU’s pass rush potent and befuddled an offense accustomed to scoring 40-plus points a game. The Orange tallied five sacks, one shy of its season high. It held the Mountaineers to a single touchdown, that came on a short field from a turnover.“I thought it was a fabulous chess match, and I thought that there was no doubt that coach (Brian) Ward did a nice job,” SU head coach Dino Babers said after the game, “because that’s one of the best offensive coordinators in the country.”More CoverageSyracuse defeats West Virginia in the Camping World Bowl to cap first 10-win season since 2001Superlatives from Syracuse’s 34-18 Camping World Bowl win over West VirginiaFast reaction: Three takeaways from Syracuse’s 34-18 win over West VirginiaEric Dungey becomes SU’s all-time passing leader in the third quarter against West VirginiaNo. 20 Syracuse’s defense stymies No. 16 West Virginia in Camping World Bowl winEric Dungey delivers fitting end to historic career in Camping World Bowl