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first_imgGeorgia turfgrass producers and industry leaders will gather Tuesday, Oct. 31, and Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Ft. Valley, Georgia, for the annual Georgia Sod and Turf Producers Field Day.Industry leaders and university experts will provide updates on turfgrass-related topics, and the latest equipment will be displayed and demonstrated at the event’s trade show.The field day will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday with a reception at Super-Sod Turf Farm in Perry, Georgia. The reception is sponsored by Trebro Manufacturing and the Georgia Crop Improvement Association.Registration and a continental breakfast are set for 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Fort Valley State University Agricultural Technology Conference Center. The breakfast will be sponsored by Brouwer Kesmac. Educational sessions will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 11:30 a.m. The keynote address, “On the Economic, Business and Political Climate,” will be delivered by Roger Tutterow, professor of economics and the director of the Econometric Center at the Kennesaw State University Coles College of Business.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension weed scientist Patrick McCullough will give a presentation on enhancing weed control programs for sod production, and UGA Extension turfgrass specialist Clint Waltz will provide an update on UGA turfgrass research and education programs. Georgia Agribusiness Council President Bryan Tolar will give a legislative update.Lunch will be held at Super-Sod Turf Farm. The trade show and equipment demonstrations will be held after lunch, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.The field day is sponsored by the Georgia Urban Ag Council (UAC). Registration is $75 for UAC members, $95 for nonmembers and $25 for students. After Oct. 7, registration is $100 for UAC members, $120 for nonmembers and $45 for students. UGA Extension personnel can attend Wednesday for $25.For more information, call 800-687-6949, email [email protected] or go to www.urbanagcouncil.com.last_img read more

first_imgThe investigation is ongoing. The Ithaca Police Department asks anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them at (607) 272-3245, the Police Tipline at (607) 330-0000, or the Anonymous email tip address: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips. ITHACA (WBNG) — Ithaca police responded to a personal injury motor vehicle crash yesterday evening on Fairgrounds Memorial Parkway. According to police, the crash followed a physical dispute. A vehicle leaving the scene hit a female and fled the area. The victim was taken to a regional trauma center and the extent of their injuries is still being determined. center_img Police say the suspect vehicle was described as a dark colored, four door sedan. The driver of the vehicle has not been identified. The Ithaca Fire Department, Bangs Ambulance, and the NY State Police assisted the Ithaca Police at the scene.last_img read more

first_img Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?11 Movies That Changed The Way We Think Of CGI Forever6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made This creates problems as Shanghai are ready to offer Ighalo a £400,000-a-week, two-year contract to return to China. Ighalo’s current deal is worth a reported £300,000 per week, a salary United would most likely be unwilling to pay – and matching Shanghai’s latest offer looks nigh-on impossible. Simply put, Ighalo would have to take a significant pay cut should he stay in Manchester, and how much game-time the Nigerian would actually get remains to be seen. While his form has been formidable, he has been playing in the absence of the injured Marcus Rashford who will surely return to the team as he regains fitness. Would Ighalo really risk his bumper contract to sit on the bench? Would United want to splash £15m for a 30-year-old on astronomical wages? read also:COVID-19: Ighalo pleads with Nigerians to stay indoors to be safe Ighalo, after finding himself in a whirlwind dream at United, now finds himself in a real dilemma. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo’s future with Manchester United remains totally up in the air as FIFA’s latest contract guidelines add to his already difficult dilemma. Ighalo has taken his opportunity with both hands at United The life-long United fan arrived at the club in February on a six-month loan deal from Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, seamlessly slotting in at Old Trafford with four goals in eight games. The 30-year-old has on numerous occasions made clear his desire to stay at United, though his contract due to expire at the end of May and he has yet to be offered a permanent deal. With the footballing world currently at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, Fifa announced on Tuesday they approve of plans to relax the regulations on contract expirations. In a statement, Fifa said: “With the current suspension of play in most countries, it is now obvious that the current season will not end when people thought it would. “Therefore, it is proposed that contracts be extended until such time that the season does actually end.” Fifa’s guidelines are not legally binding, however: if Ighalo is to stay at United, a deal will likely have to be worked out between the two clubs.last_img read more

first_imgThe university has decided to reward its high-achieving students the best way it knows how — by letting them do more work in multiple fields of study.The Academic Achievement Award, introduced Sunday by the Office of Undergraduate Programs, allows students who have at least a 3.75 grade point average and are pursuing a double major or minor to take up to 20 units for the price of 18 units. Without the award, every unit more than 18 costs $1,299 .“The goal is to make it easier for students with excellent academic records to graduate with multiple programs of study and still graduate in four years,” said Gene Bickers, vice provost of undergraduate programs. “If they are capable of doing 20 units in a semester, then we’ll make it possible without an extra cost.”In addition to holding a 3.75 GPA at the time they apply for the award, students also must have completed 32 units, including at least 12 units at USC, and must be able to demonstrate that taking additional units would contribute toward earning multiple degrees.Students must also have declared a double major, a double degree or any form of a major-minor combination by the time they submit their applications. The diversity of the fields of study does not matter.Unlike the Renaissance Scholarship, another award for students who study diverse fields that is awarded to 10 graduating seniors annually, the achievement award is not a competition. If all criteria are met, a student is guaranteed an award every semester an application is submitted.Most merit-based awards, such as Trustee and Presidential Scholarships, are awarded before students commit to USC. The new award aims to recognize the efforts of transfers, spring admits and students who did not receive a scholarship. Bickers did note that transfer students are substantially less likely to pursue multiple studies than freshmen admits.Bickers acknowledged the difficulty of determining how many students are interested in multiple programs of study, but he expects about 200 students to receive the award for the fall semester.Ray Gonzales, senior director of research and reporting for the Office of Academic Records and Registrar, said 775 out of 16,000 undergraduates are enrolled in more than 18 units currently.The university sent an e-mail Sunday to the more than 2,500 students with 3.7 GPAs and above, announcing the new award. Of those, only about 1,000 students have already declared multiple programs of study. Bickers said within 24 hours, his office received about 50 applications.Applications will be processed beginning in mid-April. Bickers said students who apply before April 30 would be notified of an award decision before the end of finals.Students have until Aug. 20, the Friday before fall classes begin, to apply for the award. More students could become eligible for the award after this semester’s grades are finalized, Bickers said. A student’s eligibility is based on his GPA when he applies — if a student’s GPA falls below 3.75 after they are granted the award, he will still receive the funding.Bickers said students who believe they meet or will meet the requirements should register for 19 or 20 units before receiving an award notification. Students have until the third week of classes before they are billed for their units.To accommodate the new program, USC’s schools have agreed to accept slightly less money per unit to redistribute tuition revenue to the achievement award. While 30 percent of tuition funds financial aid, 70 percent typically goes back to the schools, depending on the number of units taken within each school. The latter percentage will now marginally decrease.Scott Macklin, a junior majoring in astronautical engineering, said he had been considering completing a minor but had trouble fitting it into his schedule without taking more than 18 units.“I really would have liked the opportunity to minor in something unrelated to engineering, and this may have been enough encouragement to do that,” he said.Lucas Biging, a junior majoring in geography, said although he does not qualify he would have pursued an extra degree if he could have done it in less than five years.“If I could swing a big course load of 20 units and manage a 3.75, then I don’t see any reason why not to pursue this opportunity,” he said. “A little tuition break makes sense to me.”Kelsey Ezer, a freshman majoring in business administration who will qualify for the award at semester’s end, said taking five or six classes seems tough, but she would consider it if needed.“It’s a good idea if it can get you to graduate in four years if you couldn’t otherwise while taking a minor,” she said.Bickers said the idea is not to push students to do too much but to help the students who can still excel while completing multiple objectives.last_img read more

first_imgDodgers manager Don Mattingly clearly stated his desire on Saturday not to revisit the decision on which Game 2 of the NLDS series against Atlanta hinged.Then he did it anyway.“No matter which way I go, it could be questioned,” he said. “So it’s one of those things that if the move works, if the matchup works, it’s good. If it doesn’t, it’s bad. But obviously I’m going to go back through and look at every game, but I don’t look at it like we did anything crazy or something we haven’t been doing all year long.”The Game 2 move for which Mattingly has received the most criticism was calling for rookie left-handed reliever Paco Rodriguez to walk right-handed Reed Johnson to face left-handed Jason Heyward. The move is certainly by the book, but understandably questionable considering the 6-foot-5 Heyward is one of the Braves’ most feared hitters. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The appearance was the 22-year-old Rodriguez’s first in a playoff game. It certainly didn’t help that the first four pitches he threw were intentional balls. Walking Johnson, whose slugging percentage is 86 points lower than Heyward’s, wasn’t something Rodriguez questioned, but he wouldn’t have had a problem pitching to a right-handed hitter.“I have no problem facing righties and it’s just a matter of what the stats say,” Rodriguez said following Game 2. “I’ve been better against lefties and that’s fine, but I have my confidence facing lefties or righties, so it doesn’t matter.”Rodriguez was one of the Dodgers’ most dependable relievers all year but struggled in September, during which opponents hit .308 off him. He didn’t allow opponents to hit more than .185 in any of the previous five months. The only other left-handed pitchers in the Dodgers’ bullpen Friday night were J.P. Howell and Chris Capuano, neither of whom was warm at the time.“I’ll take Paco Rodriguez against any left-handed hitter in baseball,” Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said. “You’ve got to give Jason Heyward credit for making a play.”center_img Injury updateAndre Ethier, who has been hampered by an ankle injury, doesn’t appear to have much of a chance to appear in the outfield in this series. One of the Dodgers’ biggest offensive weapons during their run to the NL West title drew a ninth-inning, pinch-hit walk Friday, but pinch-runner Dee Gordon replaced him on the basepaths.“It would be a great surprise,” Mattingly said, “if we get (Ethier) in the outfield this series.”Hanley Ramirez, still nursing an irritated nerve in his back, acknowledged on Thursday he wasn’t 100 percent, but is there reason for concern moving forward?“No, no, I feel good,” Ramirez said. “I’ll be in there (today) and I’ll be ready to go from the first pitch until the last out.”last_img read more