Brooks awards

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaFour innovative University of Georgia faculty members were honored in the name of an entrepreneur Oct. 2 in Athens, Ga., when the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences had its annual D.W. Brooks Lecture and Faculty Awards for Excellence.Brooks founded Gold Kist Inc., which merged with Pilgrim’s Pride in 2007, and Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies. He advised seven U.S. presidents on agriculture and trade issues. Although he died in 1999, his promotion of agriculture lives on through those honored each year.The 2007 winners are Adam J. Davis in teaching, Terence “Terry” Centner in research, Dan L. Horton in extension and Peggy P. Bledsoe in public service extension.Before Davis arrived at CAES, students in the biological sciences and animal health majors had little access to internships. Davis, an associate professor of poultry science, directed the program, coordinating student internships, helping students with placement and developing business relationships to enhance internships.In the lab, Davis and his staff focus mostly on how nutrition affects reproduction in poultry. His other areas of research include amino acid interactions, alternative grains and repeated fat synthesis. Centner, a professor of agricultural and applied economics, teaches three dual-level law courses. He is also an undergraduate coordinator and prelaw advisor at CAES. His research focuses on agricultural and environmental policy issues and on problems that affect farmers’ and firms’ profits.Centner’s research has led to many changes in laws and regulations. One of the biggest helped protect Vidalia onions against counterfeiters. He helped secure a federal trademark for the onions through a certification mark denoting regional origin.Horton, a fruit and ornamental entomologist, focused his career on anticipating trends to enhance services to Georgia growers.In 1994, he and colleagues from Clemson University and the University of Tennessee put together a meeting of fruit growers, extension agents, scientists and administrators from seven Southeastern states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From this meeting came multistate programs in weed science, pomology and entomology. These programs’ regional successes led to the birth of the Southern Small Fruit Consortium, which now enjoys similar successes.Since 1975, Bledsoe has seen Houston County transformed from a rural county to a fast-growing urban area. She focuses on improving the quality of life in her community, using university research to address issues.Bledsoe is the UGA Cooperative Extension coordinator in Houston County. She responded to the family stresses of military deployment by developing Camp Robins, a five-day camp for 11- to 14-year olds with deployed family members. After two seasons at Robins Air Force Base, the camp was folded into the 4-H youth development program. It is now offered statewide.In the annual Brooks lecture, Eric Larson of the Princeton Environmental Institute spoke on “Making Better Use of Biomass for Energy.” He detailed systematic ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store carbon dioxide.last_img read more

[VIDEO] Chelsea FC remembers Essien wonder strike against Arsenal from 2006

first_imgEssien ran onto Frank Lampard’s pass and he thundered home an effort that lifted the roof off Stamford Bridge as the home fans celebrated the effort.The goal got Chelsea a point that day as they chased Manchester United for the title.Eventually, the pursuit did not succeed as Manchester United went on to win their first Premier League since 2003.For Essien, he won something on a personal note as the goal fetched him the Chelsea Goal of the Year for the 2006/2007 season.How was it received on the day?Sky Sports’ commentator for the match, Martin Tyler, described the goal as “unstoppable” while his match summariser, Andy Gray, said: “Oh my goodness!!! What an unbelievable strike!!!.My best Chelsea goalIn 2019 interview with Chelsea TV, the former Black Stars midfielder said the goal was the best he ever scored for Chelsea and it was more instinctive than planned.“Obviously, people always ask me about my best goal at Chelsea and I say the one against Arsenal although the Barcelona goal was also great. Arsenal are our greatest rivals so scoring a goal like that against them you have to put it on top.”“It was a difficult game for us. We were losing 1-0 and Ashley Cole retrieved the ball from the back and found Lampard. I just asked for the ball from him and without thinking twice, I hit the shot. At first, it seemed like it was going off target but it entered the net.” Michael Essien may have scored 17 goals for Chelsea in his time at the club but perhaps one will always stand out for many Chelsea fans and the club as a whole.It was his wonderful long range effort that snaked its way into the net at Stamford Bridge against Arsenal in a Premier League match played on December 10, 2006.The goal levelled the match at 1-1 and it preserved Chelsea’s unbeaten home run in the season.14 years on, the goal still resonates with the Chelsea faithful and on March 26, 2020, the strike was featured on Chelsea’s official Twitter handle as its entry for Throwback Thursday.last_img read more

Half-time: Newcastle 0 Chelsea 0

first_imgChelsea were unable to make the most of their early dominance in an entertaining first half.Willian came closest to breaking the deadlock for the Premier League leaders, curling a shot just pass the post from the edge of the box when he should have scored.Chelsea, with the more defensively minded John Mikel Obi selected to replace the suspended Nemanja Matic in midfield, looked composed and confident from the outset.Willian sent a fizzing low effort narrowly wide after a sweet move and the excellent Eden Hazard curled a shot well wide following an adventurous run from the halfway line.The hosts did threaten on the break on a couple of occasions, with their best chance seeing Thibaut Courtois block Jack Colback’s close-range strike.But the Blues continued to control possession and create the better chances.Gary Cahill headed over from a corner, Willian was just wide with another strike after a stunning Hazard run, and Costa had a couple of decent strikes on goal.But although the Blues, who are looking to set a club record of 24 matches unbeaten in all competitions, were on top, Newcastle improved in the latter stages.Colback had another shot off target while Oscar almost scored in the final seconds with a stunning overhead kick.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Foreign journalists visit SA

first_imgBrand South Africa 2012 Media Tour Brand South Africa hosts a group of journalists from the United Arab Emirates; presenting the country’s strong business environment, with information and presentations from the financial sector to agri-industries. News articlesMore to South Africa than Nelson MandelaInsights into doing business in SASA to lead in Islamic finance  VideosMiller Matola On UAE Media tourUnited Arab Emirates Journos Visit to South Africa: Part 1United Arab Emirates Journos Visit to South Africa Part 2 Find out more about Brand South Africa’s projects, past and present. EventsBrand Africa Forum 2011ITI India 2011Russia Tour 2011Congo 2011Media Tour 2010 Current projectsMagnificent FridaysMake every Friday a Magnificent Friday by showcasing your patriotism and love for our beautiful country and its people.    Past projectsNational Communication Partnership2010 starts now! Learn how you can join communicators across South Africa and Africa to make the most of the opportunities that 2010 brings.2010 NCP conference blogNCP National Conference report, August 2009last_img read more

13 women made to lie on floor after sterilisation in Madhya Pradesh

first_imgAt least 13 women were allegedly made to lie on the floor of a primary health centre in Vidisha district after they underwent sterilisation surgery, prompting the authorities to launch a probe into it, an official said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Monday when the women underwent the procedure at a camp in Gyaraspur primary health centre. “After I came to know that some women after the surgery had to sleep on the floor of the health centre, I ordered an inquiry,” district Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr. K.S. Ahirwar said. Notices have been issued to all staff members of the health centre, he said.last_img

Man United fans celebrate triumph after tragedy

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF For Mark, a 19-year-old Manchester fan living in Stockholm, this was no ordinary match. “It was very special because of the events that happened in Manchester and now they qualify for Champions League,” he said. Vijay Patel, a 29-year-old Manchester fan from the UK, said the team came out even stronger in the aftermath of the attack. “It should motivate them… they’re not just winning for the team they’re winning for the city,” he said. Team supporters were celebrating hours earlier at a fan zone in Stockholm’s leafy Kungstradgarden park where they played football and took photos.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Heat’s Big 3 era ends as deal struck for Bosh to go—report Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I think it will be a good lift for the people of Manchester,” he added. Manchester fans were screaming and whistling in joy, while their Ajax counterparts were biting their nails as the English club won 2-0. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingOutside the entrance of the modernly decorated Friends Arena in the Stockholm suburb of Solna, fans were upbeat and cheerful under sunny summer skies, but nervous about both the outcome of the match and security issues.Ahead of Wednesday’s match, players held a minute’s silence in honour of the victims of Monday’s suicide bombing at the Manchester Arena which left 22 people dead. Manchester’s Wayne Rooney holds the trophy after winning 2-0 during the soccer Europa League final between Ajax Amsterdam and Manchester United at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)A crowd of Manchester United fans were cheering outside a Stockholm stadium on Wednesday as their team won the Europa League, a relief for the supporters after the Manchester terror attack 48 hours earlier.“It’s fantastic to see them winning. We were always confident that we would win,” said George Malloy, a 69-year-old from Dublin. ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo MOST READ Security was tight at the arena as a SWAT team stood guard outside.“We’ve already undertaken a lot of preparation, and with the way the world looks today this type of incident (Monday’s attack) is the kind of thing we have to prepare for. So it has been part of our planning all along,” Stockholm police spokesman Kjell Lindgren said.United manager Jose Mourinho said Tuesday he and his players were finding it hard not to think about the attack, which targeted fans leaving a pop concert by the American singer Ariana Grande and left 59 people injured.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Shaun Payne, a 29-year-old United supporter, said Monday’s attack undoubtedly scarred the team, but he was optimistic that they would win.“They have nothing to lose tonight. They’ll go for it,” he told AFP.“It’ll provide extra motivation to represent the city and to hopefully bring the trophy back with us,” he says. Tight securityRob Coppen, a 28-year-old Ajax fan from Amsterdam donning the team’s kit, said the terror attack took the joy out of the final. “(The attack) has taken the spark off the game. It’s been a while since Ajax has been in a Euro final so it’s a pity.“But what can you do? Nobody asked for this, neither Manchester nor Ajax,” he said. Amy Edwards, a Manchester fan, was worried about safety at the final, but said she refused to let fear control her life. “I’m worried a little bit in case something happens tonight, but I guess it’s always a risk you take anyway and go to high profile games,” she said.“But you can’t stay inside,” she added. “Obviously the events in Manchester has put a dampener on everything but hopefully we can win and bring the trophy back tonight.” View commentslast_img read more