University of Georgia sprinter impaled by javelin at practice: Reports

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailtechnotr/iStock(ATLANTA) — A University of Georgia track and field athlete was impaled by a javelin he fell onto during practice, according to reports.Freshman sprinter Elija Godwin backed into a javelin that was planted into the ground as he was doing backwards running drills on Tuesday afternoon, ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV.The puncture wound was 5 to 6 inches deep, DawgNation reported, citing a police report. The javelin had been “left on the ground at an angle,” according to the site, which covers University of Georgia (UGA) athletics.The rear portion of the javelin is the side that pierced Godwin in the midle of his back, according to DawgNation.Doctors at the Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center had to perform surgery to remove the javelin, which pierced Godwin’s lung, his mother, Ginger Luby, told WSB-TV. Doctors placed a camera in his body to make sure all of his other organs were functioning properly and discovered that his lung was the only organ that was hit, Luby said.Godwin is currently in stable condition at the hospital. Luby said she hopes he can run with the team again within the next few months.University of Georgia men’s track coach Petros Kyprianou told DawgNation that the team expects Godwin to have a “quick recovery.”UGA Director of Sports Ron Courson expressed appreciation to those of aided Elija “so quickly and efficiently” in a statement.“Special thanks to our sports medicine staff, UGA Police Department, Athens-Clarke County Fire-Rescue, National EMS, and Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center,” Courson said.A spokeswoman for the University of Georgia did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img May 9, 2019 /Sports News – National University of Georgia sprinter impaled by javelin at practice: Reportslast_img read more

Cabin Fever

first_imgOdeonFriday 17 – Thursday 23 October Cabin Fever is a welcome return to the format of the much loved traditional horror movie. The story centres on five kids who decide to stay in a secluded cabin, for a week of fun, frolics and all things foresty. In true horror movie style this teenage utopia deteriorates when a wandering vagrant infects them with a deadly, flesh-eating virus. Cue the race against time to get out of the woods and find help, with all the classic horror elements – old, dilapidated wooden cabin, creepy skeletal trees and gun-toting yokels. In his directoral debut, Eli Roth is saving the horror genre from disappearing into the realms of the “stalk-and-slash”and psychological thrillers that we’ve seen a little too much of recently. Roth has brought blood, sex and gore back to the horror-loving public and has done it with great panache. If you fancy a seemingly low-budget, blood soaked, bizarrely comedic tale of a road trip gone terribly wrong then Cabin Fever definitely delivers the goods.ARCHIVE: 1st Week MT2003last_img read more

Mayor’s Message: Dec. 13

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,I’m pleased to announce that Ocean City has achieved Class 4 in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS).The designation means all NFIP policy holders with compliant structures in Ocean City will now receive a 30 percent discount on their flood insurance.The CRS program rewards towns that take action to make properties less vulnerable to flooding.The new rating means Ocean City’s approximately 17,000 policy holders will collectively save more than $3 million every year – an average savings of about $175 per participating home.Any policy that renews after May 1, 2020 will see the savings.A team of city employees, community members and outside experts is already hard at work on actions that could lead to a Class 3 rating, which would deliver another 5 percent savings.The CRS program is designed to encourage building regulations, flood protection measures, educational efforts and other activities to reduce the potential risk of flood damage.Congress faces a deadline of next Friday to reauthorize the NFIP program. Legislators have granted a number of short-term extensions in recent years, while debating long-term reforms.The Army Corps of Engineers began pumping new sand onto beaches at the southern end of Ocean City at 7:20 p.m. last night.The work is part of a maintenance program to rebuild the beaches and dunes that protect our property from storm damage.The beach operations will progress northward from 59th Street to about 45th Street, and work is expected to be complete by early January.On Monday, the Philadelphia-based economic consulting firm Econsult Solutions Inc. made a presentation to local business owners and professionals on travel trends in the tourism industry.The firm conducted extensive market research and held a series of working sessions with local stakeholders this summer.The goal was to provide guidance on how to maintain Ocean City’s strong brand as “America’s Greatest Family Resort,” while being prepared to adapt to future changes in the marketplace.Their work culminated in the creation of recommendations for Ocean City. To see a copy of the presentation and to provide feedback, please visit hope you all have a great weekend.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillianlast_img read more

EU sugar quota abolition could push prices down

first_imgBakers could benefit from falling sugar prices if the EU’s widely leaked plan to abolish sugar quotas is successful.The EU is expected to announce next month that it proposes to scrap the current system of production quotas and guaranteed minimum prices for sugar far-mers by September 2016. News agency Reuters said the EC commissioned an impact report on the changes, which predicted there would be a 1.9% increase in the EU sugar beet area by 2020, and an 8.2% fall in EU sugar beet prices by the same date.However, Ben Eastick, director at specialist sugars supplier Ragus, said he doubted the changes would have much effect. “The abolition of the quotas will have little or no impact if the EU continues to be dependant on imports ie, [it is] not self sufficient,” he said.Peter Hough, sugar sourcing director at sugar supplier Napier Brown, said that if quotas were abolished, European sugar prices would become even more closely aligned with world prices, although predicting what would happen with world sugar prices was a difficult task. “[The EU proposal] will get all interested parties to consider their positions and come up with a solution. It will stimulate debate and discussion,” he said. “What bakers really want is a good supply of sugar at a competitive price.”Bakers have been hit by soaring sugar prices and supply shortages in the past year, caused by a fall in global production and an increase in consumption. Earlier this month, the Committee of European Users of Sugar, which represents some of the EU’s largest food manufacturers, said that EU sugar supply was at its most critical level since 2005, “causing extreme volatility, instability and disruption to the EU food and drink industry”.The Committee called on the EU to abolish quotas as soon as possible and release at least 550,000 tonnes of out-of-quota sugar onto the domestic EU market by November. It also called for a suspension of duty on concessionary imports.The recently formed European Sugar Refiners’ Association has also called for the duty to be permanently scrapped on raw cane sugar.last_img read more

‘Now I am the memory that’s left’

first_img“My family are pack rats. They saved everything. They took pictures of everything. They kept detailed journals and scrapbooks; they published articles and books; and they often were themselves the subject of articles, particularly in the African-American press.”Patricia J. Williams, who holds the 2017–2018 Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellowship at Radcliffe, has donated 65 boxes (so far) of her family’s papers — spanning more than 100 years — to the Institute’s Schlesinger Library. It’s unusual for any family to collect papers over such a long period of time, but especially rare for an African-American family.As Williams says, “Things get lost in a society as perpetually mobile as ours.” Her family is extraordinary in having the rare good fortune of being residentially stable, unusually well-educated, and incredibly long-lived.Williams herself earned her undergraduate degree from Wellesley and her law degree from Harvard in 1975; she has been a law professor for the past 30 years. Since 1991, she has taught at the Columbia University School of Law, where she is the James L. Dohr Professor. Among her many honors is a MacArthur Fellowship, awarded in 2000. For two decades, she has published a column titled “Diary of a Mad Law Professor” in The Nation. The author of four popular books and hundreds of articles, she thinks of herself as having parallel careers: one as a law professor, the other as a writer and journalist.Williams didn’t decide to give her family’s papers to the library — that’s simply how things evolved. Kathryn Allamong Jacob, the Johanna-Maria Fraenkel Curator of Manuscripts at the Schlesinger Library, got in touch with Williams and asked if she’d be willing to donate her own papers — “as a black feminist from a certain era,” as Williams put it. “And I thought that was a fine idea.”Soon thereafter, Williams’ parents — in their late 90s and dealing with health problems — needed to move, so the family home in Boston was put up for sale. But before it went through, Williams investigated the attic.“It was packed to the rafters,” she says, “and every room in the house was filled with boxes of letters and books and journals. Because we’re all writers, and we keep stuff.”,Not only was Jacob interested in the papers of Williams’ parents, but she visited Williams’ second home, on Martha’s Vineyard, to look at additional family records. Then there were the archives of Williams’ aunt Marguerite in New York, a journalist who had been on the board of governors of the Overseas Press Club and one of the original United Nations correspondents. Marguerite had willed her apartment to Williams, so that was another trove she needed to deal with.Again, Williams chose the Schlesinger — which houses an array of African-Americans’ papers — even though her aunt had already given some of her papers to the Amistad Research Center at Tulane, a repository that specializes in the history of African-Americans and other ethnic minorities.“What she did not give to Amistad,” Williams says, “was the personal family stuff. That’s why it felt more logical to put everything in Massachusetts, where most of the family was from at the time this archive begins.”Williams has read only parts of the vast archive she is giving to the Schlesinger. In her application for a Radcliffe fellowship, she said she intended to study the papers and begin a narrative, titled “Gathering the Ghosts” and covering four areas: “African-American lives in Boston and Cambridge; the lives of African-American college-educated women at a time when few women of any race went beyond high school; love letters describing both intraracial and interracial romance, commitment, and marriage; and photographs of African-American family life dating from the late 1800s through the contemporary era.”But, as often happens, things changed. This past October, Williams’ mother died, just weeks before she would have turned 100.“She was the long memory of this project,” Williams says. “I talked to her frequently. Can you remember …? I’m very lucky to have had her as long as I did. And I realize that now I am the memory that’s left.”Williams tells about a condolence note that Jane Kamensky — the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director of the library and a professor in the Department of History at Harvard — wrote to her, saying that the archive could be like an afterlife.“I do feel that, just that phrase,” Williams says. “When I walked over to the library this morning — it was the first time I’d been back since my mother died — I thought, yes, this is going to be very comforting.”Since her mother’s death, Williams’ idea for a long narrative with four strands has shifted. Now she plans to write a collection of related essays — a form she has used before and of which she’s a master.“I’m going to follow my instinct and write about my mother, because that’s what is haunting me,” she says. “Some of my best writing comes when I’m in that emotionally affected place and allow myself to see what comes up.”Williams has also thought about making larger changes. “I’m thinking about learning to be more of a historian, because this sort of research is what I truly want to do. This project has given me a passion that I didn’t know I had.”“People underestimate how important the written word is in African-American culture,” Williams says. “They forget that the entire jurisprudence of the 20th century was about trying to integrate schools. It wasn’t just about being the black face in the classroom; it was about getting the education and using the books and machines and technology in those schools. Many African-American families guard documentation fiercely, and my family is one of them.”Williams’ conversation — and her books — are rich with compelling stories about her family. One is the story of Old Pete, the Walkaway Slave, as he’s known in the family. Pete, Williams’ great-grandfather on her father’s side, was in his 70s when he walked away from the swamps of north Florida, where he had been enslaved.According to family legend, Old Pete walked very, very slowly, so no one noticed. He made it to a “maroon” colony in South Carolina, where runaway slaves, Native Americans, and abolitionist missionaries lived. After settling there, he married a younger woman with whom he had eight children, all of whom survived.Williams’ grandfather, the eldest, lived to be 96, and the other children lived to be over 100. Williams’ father was proud, she says, of helping Old Pete learn to read.“He was just so determined,” Williams says of her great-grandfather.A story she tells about a more recent event involves her favorite writer, the Nobel Prize–winner Toni Morrison. “I met her when my son was 5 weeks old,” Williams says. “I had contributed to an anthology she put together, and we were all on a panel. I brought my son to her and she kissed him on the forehead. So my son was baptized by Toni Morrison.”last_img read more

Why 45% of Executives Lack Confidence in Their IT

first_imgIT Trust Curve Survey released today finds that 45% of senior executives currently lack confidence in their organizations’ data protection, security and IT availability. Clearly, I’m not the only risk manager wondering whether we have enough eyes on these matters.This new, first-of-its-kind global survey reveals the insights of more than 3,000 decision maker interviews that span industry sectors and company sizes, from 16 different countries around the world.Half of the survey participants hold roles in IT and the other half are non-IT senior executives, so the results offer a balanced look at how IT preparedness is viewed from the boardroom and from the IT trenches.The survey findings underscore how important it is for IT practitioners to demonstrate to executive leadership that they have adequate governance processes in place for IT risk management.This enables practitioners to build confidence that new issues and threats to the enterprise are being monitored, captured and managed effectively in the context of a robust infrastructure protection program.Sharing information about how the business is protected through governance models and routines is as important as sharing information about what is protected.As a chief risk officer, I can say that investing the time to deliver these messages to your executive management team and risk committees at the board level is crucial. Otherwise, communication gaps will lead to gaps in trust. For example, the survey reveals that 70% of IT participants consider their IT functions to be a driver of a resilient and secure infrastructure, yet only 50% of non-IT decision makers see IT functions performing that role.In mature IT organizations, success against IT threats is not just accidental or attributable to good luck, but rather the result of mature processes and deployment of the correct IT tools that continuously monitor for new threats and adjust to new issues as they are revealed.Driving for a higher level of maturity is not just for the Fortune 500 or the world’s largest companies. Every organization needs to pursue greater maturity in IT to protect intellectual property and reputations with customers, shareholders, and other public stakeholders.See our IT Trust Curve Survey for the complete research findings, as well as an infographic that details top line results for each country surveyed. There is a wealth of information you can bring back to your organization to energize internal conversations on the importance of trusted IT.last_img read more

Taking Dell EMC Forums Virtual: Dell EMC Virtual Live Day Feb 15, 2018

first_imgLast week, on February 1st 2018 “it-was-a-wrap” for the Dell EMC Forum series with our last stop in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dell EMC Forum is a global event series through which customers and prospects can engage with the latest and most popular content from Dell EMC. There were keynotes, breakout sessions, demos, and hands-on-learning at our Solution Showcase and of course, lots of industry networking.“There’s lots of work left to be done educating Dell Technologies clients about the whole portfolio and what other solutions they might be able to take advantage of,” Mike Sharun, president of enterprise sales for Canada, told IT World Canada when the Forum was held there last year.These in-person events have been a great opportunity for us to do just that and take the Dell EMC message to 14 cities across Canada and the US and talk to 7500+ attendees.Now with the Virtual Forum Live Day we can connect with even more customers across both North America and Latin America!  On February 15th at 11am EST, the Dell EMC Virtual Forum Day will go live. Customers will have an opportunity to engage with interesting content including:Keynotes by Michael Dell, CEO & Chairman of Dell Technologies and John Roese, President, Dell EMCOn-demand webcasts from a number of different tracks including, Digital Transformation, Modern Infrastructure, Cloud Strategy and Workforce Transformation.White papers, videos, infographics available for download in our IT Transformation and Workforce Transformation zonesLive chat with some of Dell EMC’s finest technology experts including scheduled chats with David Fritz and Matt CowgerBest of all, you can participate in our Scavenger Hunt for your chance to win some amazing prizes including a GPS Quadcopter Drone, GoPro Hero 6 and Amazon Echos!Register now to save the date and learn what’s driving the next era and its impact on your business.Contact [email protected] for more information. #DellEMCForum #Virtuallast_img read more

Duncan Student Center aims to enhance student life on campus

first_imgEditor’s note: This is the second story in a three-part series featuring the completed Campus Crossroads project. Today’s story focuses on the enhancements to student life resulting from the creation of the Duncan Student Center.In addition to upgrades to Notre Dame Stadium, the Campus Crossroads project will affect day-to-day student life — particularly with the complete opening of the Duncan Student Center, a new center of student recreational activity on campus, in January 2018.This aspect of the project, which vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding said was 20 years in the making for the University, will house several services that are being relocated to the new building, such as the career center and office of residential life. Chris Collins | The Observer Duncan Student Center, set to open in January 2018, features new restaurants, a new recreation center and a ballroom to be used for student events, but also available to the public for booking.Among the hospitality space located within Duncan Student Center is the Dahnke Ballroom on the seventh floor of the building, which will serve to improve student life outside of football season, vice president for facilities design and operations Doug Marsh said.“ … Above the rim [of Notre Dame Stadium] are hospitality spaces activated for not just the six or seven home games, but also for many other special events we’ll host here on campus — principally for student life,” Marsh said on a press tour Aug. 11. “ … [There is] the Dahnke Family Ballroom on the seventh level that will host up to 600 people at a banquet function — but more importantly for student life, our residence halls’ great traditions and their twice-a-year semi-formals that they host in and around campus throughout every academic year.”The overall intention of the facility, Hoffmann Harding said, is to promote student growth in a communal environment. “I’m delighted, I’m thrilled and I’m so hopeful about how this new facility will allow us to support, engage and develop our students over generations to come,” she said on the press tour.The Duncan Student CenterThe Duncan Student Center is located on the west side of Notre Dame Stadium and will contain student lounges, career centers, restaurants and a new recreational facility.Hoffmann Harding said the design of the building and the components within the building is intended to bring the Notre Dame community closer together.“We open this building to our students in January 2018, and we hope that it is going to reflect what’s always been true about Notre Dame: we build community,” Hoffmann Harding said. “We hope that our students are going to have and build and lead integrated lives. Thanks to Fr. [Basil] Moreau, this is a University that cares about an education of the mind and the heart. And so we really want this new facility to reflect those aspirations in terms of the functions that it’s going to play and the energy and excitement that it’s going to offer to our students, first and foremost, but also to our faculty and staff to come together and to interact with one another.”Students took a large role in designing aspects of the Duncan Student Center that will particularly affect student life, Hoffmann Harding said.“Students have been engaged — I hate to say it, but this has actually been a 20-year dream for the University,” she said. “So we have long known that LaFortune Student Center, which is designed to complement this building, is about undersized compared to our peers by about half in terms of total square footage. So students were engaged, actually, as part of that process in terms of saying, ‘What’s missing at Lafortune? What’s missing overall?’ … So we hope that it’s going to reflect their desires and their aspirations when we move forward.”Student input was particularly crucial, Hoffmann Harding said, in creating the new student innovation lounge.“The first floor, which is a traditional student center, [contains] an innovation lounge down on the south end, which is student-designed,” she said. “Their input in terms of creative opportunities, in terms of technology and different ways that they want to interact — that, they helped us put together.”The various dining options in the Duncan Student Center — which will include a coffee house, a noodle bar and a vegan- and gluten free-friendly restaurant founded by two Notre Dame graduates — will also serve as gathering spaces, Hoffman Harding said. “On the north side [there is] a lot of activity in the evenings in our cafe, which is a coffee shop but will also be host to student performing groups — acoustic acts that come and are able to entertain our students,” Hoffmann Harding said. “ … In the middle [there are] eateries. Students can come over from their classrooms throughout the day, and really interact and talk with one another.”The second floor “loft,” Hoffmann Harding said, will house most student media groups on campus and provide state-of-the-art facilities.“On the second floor [is] the loft, which is home to our student media groups, which will be combined for the very first time in this building,” she said. “So we will have our print publications, our radio stations and our student TV station all interacting with one another. And we’re really particularly excited about the open-air TV studio that will be present for our students.”The increased meeting space, Hoffmann Harding said, provided the University with the opportunity to create designated areas for graduate students at Notre Dame to gather.“There are a variety of meeting rooms, which students will use for speakers or for their leadership events within their clubs,” she said. “And, again for the first time, on the south end we will have a graduate student lounge — the first time that that growing student population has had a dedicated facility on our campus. And the graduate student union and our graduate student life program director will be located there, as well as our office of residential life.”This designated area for residential life is a vital component of the Duncan Student Center, Hoffmann Harding said.“Certainly a critical and core component of the University of Notre Dame is the formation that occurs in our residence halls. That leadership team will be housed here,” she said.Above the traditional student center, Hoffmann Harding said, is the Smith Center for Recreational Sports, which will replace the Rolfs Sports Recreation Center.“Floors three and four [are] the Smith recreational center, which will triple the amount of space available not only to students, but also to our faculty and staff on campus,” she said. “It will also have extraordinary views of our campus while our students are nurturing their own well-being, which is one of our primary objectives for their lives here.”The fifth floor will be home to three different career services, something Hoffmann Harding said will be beneficial for employers as well as students.“Again, for the first time — so many firsts in this new Duncan Student Center — we will have our graduate business career services, our graduate career services and our undergraduate career center, co-located for the very first time,” Hoffmann Harding said. “[This is] not only modeling to our students we hope that they’re thinking about discerning their calling and their placement beyond Notre Dame, but really for our employers to understand that when you come to recruit at the University at Notre Dame, you’re recruiting all of our students, we want to offer you a common experience and, again, it’s going to be an extraordinary facility with shared 40 interview rooms for employers and students to interact and engage in that facility.”Throughout the entire facility, Hoffmann Harding said, is a rock climbing wall for community members to try out.“We hope it’s going to add both a vertical connection for the building, but also a sense of well-being and excitement for students there,” she said. “So we’re thrilled and delighted by that addition to the rec center.”The Dahnke BallroomThe Dahnke Family Ballroom, Marsh said, introduces additional options for student events given the size of the space.“It is principally the University’s new living room,” Marsh said. “It’s the largest ballroom on campus and will be first reserved for student functions, particularly semi-formals that happen at least twice a year per hall. The room is [divisible] … so you’ve got two different dances going on at the same time, or you keep it open [with] about 10,000 feet and have a flat-floor concert of 1,000 students enjoying the space.”Due to the versatility of the space, Hoffmann Harding said students will be able to be creative when deciding upon events to host in the Dahnke Ballroom.“ … Really, it’s open to their own sense and creativity in terms of the programming that we offer there,” she said.In the spirit of serving student life, Marsh said, each residence hall on campus is recognized in the Dahnke Ballroom.“ … We’re really celebrating undergraduate residence hall tradition by noting and labeling the banner around the transition between [the] seventh and eighth floor of our undergraduate residence halls,” Marsh said. “They’re listed in chronological order, beginning with the centerpiece we call the hearth and then alternating in chronological fashion.”The advanced technology in the ballroom also increases its usefulness, Marsh said.“We have embedded technology to support all kinds of presentations and shows, including theatrical lighting in the ceiling grid,” he said. “Also six laser projectors present content — video or slides, etc. — and, of course, a myriad of large-format televisions.”Outside of football season and student use — which Marsh said will receive priority — Marsh said the Dahnke Family Ballroom will be available for those outside the Notre Dame community to rent.“This is a place that is also open to the public,” he said. “We welcome people to reserve its use through Venue ND. It will seat, for instance, 600 people at a banquet at maximum.”The ballroom is equipped to serve this purpose, Marsh said, due to kitchen facilities located in the basement of the building.“This is a building — actually the entire complex — supported by a new series of commercial kitchens that are in the basement of the Duncan Student Center,” he said. “There are elevators that push that food up — and other materials and supplies — to this building and to others through the concourses, and then there are pantry kitchens on every level to support the hospitality events that will occur frequently in these spaces.”Tags: Campus Crossroads Project, Dahnke Ballroom, duncan student center, Notre Dame Career Center, Smith Center for Recreational Sports, Student Lifelast_img read more

Drift Complaints

first_imgComplaints over off-target movement of chemical applications went down 48 percent from 2014 to 2015, but Georgia farmers must better understand the factors that influence drift, according to University of Georgia weed scientist Stanley Culpepper.Culpepper, a world-renowned researcher based on the UGA campus in Tifton, Georgia, attributes the reduction in pesticide drift complaints to slower wind speeds combined with an educational initiative by UGA Cooperative Extension and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Culpepper and UGA Extension agents across the state began classes to teach farmers how to reduce pesticide drift in late 2014. They are continuing this educational campaign this winter.“We need to further reduce drift complaints by 48 percent two or three more times. As an organization, we are truly committed to helping growers make on-target applications to protect themselves, their neighbors and our environment,” Culpepper said.Keeping herbicides from moving off target and onto neighboring fields, gardens or other sensitive plants has been a growing concern since the end of 2014. Culpepper says that, to effectively manage off-target pesticide movement, up to 15 factors need to be considered, including wind speed, spray pressure, spray speed, height of the boom above the target, terrain and the herbicide product and formulation used. The most important element, though, is the person making the herbicide application, Culpepper said. “Arguably, the most important factor in reducing off-target herbicide issues is an understanding of the sensitivity of the crops or plants that surround the applicator when the application is being made. If you apply a product and the plants in close proximity are extremely sensitive, then you’re much more vulnerable to a problem,” Culpepper said.Georgia is known for its diverse agricultural production. Not one crop dominates the agricultural landscape. Row crops such as cotton, corn and peanuts are high value commodities, as are vegetables like watermelon, tomatoes and bell peppers. This diversity forces farmers to be more aware of their surroundings when applying herbicides.“You can go to a crossroads, and it is not uncommon to see cotton, watermelons, snap beans, peanuts and many other crops all across the road from one another. We live in a state that is extremely diverse in its cropping structure, which makes us strong. It is also one of the areas that makes us vulnerable for off-target pesticide movement. We have to make intelligent decisions and these decisions should be based on both sound research and experience,” Culpepper said.While UGA’s ramped-up educational initiative played a role in reduced drift complaints, so did environmental conditions. Two years ago, higher-than-optimal wind speeds created problems; this was not the case for the past year, according to Culpepper. The result was more on-target applications during 2015.With the unpredictability of the weather this spring and summer, farmers can’t bank on optimal spraying conditions. However, they can count on making wise decisions based on sound science.Culpepper hopes to see the number of off-target herbicide movement issues continue to decrease, but he says UGA Extension will not be discouraged if they increase.“We will just continue to work even harder to share important, science-based information designed to help growers improve on-target precision applications,” he said. “I think what last year’s data says is that growers are making better decisions — whether it’s the educational approach or the environment or, more likely, both. We need to keep moving forward with innovative and creative ways to improve pest management through economically sustainable programs for all of our crops, while reducing issues.”Statewide meetings are set for Feb. 22 through March 1 of this year to continue sharing research-based pesticide application information with growers. Some 1,061 growers were trained last year.“I could not be more excited about the partnerships with the Georgia Department of Agriculture in presenting these trainings. This shows the capacity of UGA Extension to respond quickly to critical issues that affect our growers as well as the public,” said Associate Dean for UGA Extension Laura Perry Johnson. “I commend Stanley Culpepper and Tommy Gray (Georgia Department of Agriculture) for leading this effort, and I am so proud of our agents and their ability to deliver this information.”The subject matter is not new to Georgia farmers, but growers can immediately put to use new research — conducted over the past few years by academics and the industry — to help improve on-target pesticide applications. The key to staying on target with pesticide applications is to be preventative, not reactive, Culpepper said.“For those who may not be fully knowledgeable about agriculture, I think it is also important to understand that not a single person on earth who’s applying a pesticide wants it to move off target,” he said. “When we have new approaches or methods based on science that will help growers achieve their goal of on-target pesticide applications, then we have a duty to share that information in formats that are understandable and adoptable.”For information about meetings in your area, call your local UGA Extension office.last_img read more

Kieran Tierney and Mesut Ozil miss Arsenal’s clash with Manchester United

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 30 Sep 2019 7:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link200Shares Advertisement Kieran Tierney has not been included in Arsenal’s squad against Manchester United (Getty Images)Kieran Tierney and Mesut Ozil have missed Arsenal’s clash with Manchester United on Monday evening.Tierney, who was signed in a £25 million deal from Celtic in the summer, has not played in the Premier League this season due to a hip injury.The 22-year-old made his debut for the Gunners in the Carabao Cup last week and was expected to play some part against United at Old Trafford after he was not selected for Arsenal Under-23s’ match against Liverpool on Saturday.But Tierney was not included in Arsenal’s matchday squad for the trip to Old Trafford, while Ozil also missed out after being named one of the five team captains last week.ADVERTISEMENT Kieran Tierney and Mesut Ozil miss Arsenal’s clash with Manchester United Mesut Ozil did not travel to Manchester for Arsenal’s clash at Old Trafford (AMA/Getty Images)When asked about Ozil’s absence, Unai Emery said before the match: ‘He’s not here today.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Today I decided the first eleven and the squad.’Emery also spoke about the decision to start Bukayo Saka, who has become the youngest player to start this fixture in Premier League history.‘We are helping him and helping the young players,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘When the performance is good we can give him chances to play.‘He’s playing well, he’s working well.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsMAN UTD: De Gea, Tuanzebe, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, McTominay, Pogba, Andreas, Lingard, James, RashfordSUBS: Romero, Mata, Williams, Matic, Rojo, Greenwood, FredARSENAL: Leno, Chambers, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Torreira, Pepe, Saka, AubameyangSUBS: Martinez, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Willock, Ceballos, Nelson, MartinelliMore: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorslast_img read more