Tift Building Rededication

first_imgThe University of Georgia rededicated the newly renovated H. H. Tift Building on the UGA Tifton Campus Sept. 27.Renovation of the historic Tift Building — the campus’s first structure — was completed in May and funded by $5 million in state support. The facility houses the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics as well as administrative offices. The renovated building also contains modern classroom space to provide faculty and students with the latest in learning technology.Speakers at the rededication ceremony included UGA President Jere W. Morehead, Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Sam Pardue and UGA student and biological sciences major Lolita Muñoz.Morehead emphasized the important link between UGA Tifton and the surrounding communities. “Today, we celebrate more than the renovation of the historic Tift Building,” Morehead said. “We celebrate the unwavering and longstanding bond between UGA Tifton and the many communities it proudly serves all across South Georgia. Indeed, the strengths and opportunities of this area of the state and the mission of this campus are perfectly aligned.” The Tift Building complements the campus’s vital research enterprise, which is recognized worldwide for scientific discoveries related to agricultural commodities such as cotton, peanuts, pecans, turf grass and vegetables. “We are a campus that thrives on research and providing an academic home for our future agricultural leaders,” said UGA Tifton Assistant Dean Joe West. “This is an important day in our history. President Morehead’s presence, along with other administrative leaders, emphasizes the significance not only of the Tift Building but also of our entire campus.” Following the ceremony, Morehead met with students in the Tift Building to hear about their academic experiences on campus. He also met with state and local officials from the area. Morehead, Pardue and other members of the UGA senior adminis tration, including Vice President for Public Service and Outreach Jennifer Frum and Vice President of Government Relations Griff Doyle, then traveled to the Tift County Cooperative Extension office to visit with UGA employees there. The Tift County Cooperative Extension office serves as an important bridge between the resources of the university and the needs and interests of the community — especially in regard to agriculture. Pardue underscored the critical role of UGA Extension in promoting economic development in the state and beyond. “UGA’s academic, research and extension experts in Tifton deliver advanced education, cutting-edge science, improved agricultural production methods and knowledge of the latest crop varieties, market developments and business practices,” Pardue said. “Their dedicated efforts help to create a vibrant and robust economic engine that sustains not only this corner of the state, but provides food and fiber for Georgia and the world.” The group of senior administrators concluded their tour of the Tifton area with a visit to Carroll’s Sausage and Meats in Ashburn. The local business has grown from 18 to 40 employees in five years, thanks to assistance from the UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC helped owner Hugh Hardy Jr. develop a business plan and loan proposal, secure financing options and renovate a facility into a large retail store off Interstate 75. The SBDC also helped Carroll’s Sausage and Meats secure a loan to open a Thomaston store in 2014 and continues to work with the business on strategic planning and marketing. “The Small Business Development Center at the University of Georgia is helping hundreds of small business owners grow their companies, as well as helping entrepreneurs launch new businesses,” Frum said. “The economic impact of the work of the SBDC is felt throughout the state in the number of new companies and jobs created every year.”last_img read more

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Betcartpartners offers new commission structure for affiliates

first_imgShare Betcart agrees new content partnership January 30, 2018 Share Ready for Amsterdam! Betcartpartners relaunches on Income Access July 12, 2017 StumbleUpon The ‘Real’ deal: Betcart teams up with the European champions September 26, 2017 Related Articles Submit Betcartpartners has demonstrated its commitment to long-term affiliate partners by introducing a ‘build your own commission’ structure.Introducing the new structure, Betcart said that partners will have the chance to “tell us what they want in terms of structure”, to support a unique ‘power program’ within the industry.Betcartpartners, which operates the newly upgraded sportsbook Betcart.com, will also assist affiliates with anything marketing related, for example with copying, design and dynamic banners.“Betcartpartners is serious about its affiliates and program, so we want to make sure that our affiliates have the best experience with all our products,” said Hamest Safaryan, Affiliate Manager.“Our strategy has been to introduce exclusive features, such as build your own commission structure, as well as build your own marketing material. With our multi-platform verticals, powered by the most trusted suppliers in the industry, our partners will get the best affiliate program tailored just for them.”Head of Marketing Natalie Berenato added: “We have collaborated with some of the most trusted and hi-tech suppliers in the industry to introduce new brands and verticals to the program.“The most important part that we want to put across is that we are serious about affiliates, so we are seeking for affiliates that are serious about working with us long term, not just for a ‘one off’ big promotional effort.”Betcartpartners was recently confirmed as the sponsor for the networking drinks at the first edition of the SBC Betting Forum, which will take place on 12 July at this year’s iGaming Super Show in Amsterdam.last_img read more

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AS Monaco welcomes Team Kinguin as partner

first_imgAS Monaco has announced a partnership with Kinguin, which will see the organisation’s logo on the chest pocket and back of the AS Monaco esports jersey.AS Monaco expanded into esports in 2016, with the acquisition of Nathan “Sneaky” Nayagom – a professional FIFA player for Epsilon. The sports team uses its facilities to help its esports competitors psychically, psychologically, and nutritionally. This approach, according to the announcement, is what helped win Kinguin over.Viktor Romaniuk Wanli, CEO and Founder, Kinguin said the following in a statement: “We are very happy to share this experience with AS Monaco in the eSports sector. This partnership is proof that sports and gaming share the same fundamental values and the same passion. We are convinced that this is a fine opportunity to forge a place in the eSports community in France, which is growing and becoming increasingly professional.”Juli Ferre Nadal, Commercial Director, AS Monaco also commented on this new-found partnership: “We are delighted to welcome Kinguin on board with the AS Monaco eSports project. This partnership consolidates our ambition to become a leading player in the sector and accelerate the growth of our eSports team. The diversification of the AS Monaco brand is a key priority for the future and we intend to continue our development in this area.”Team Kinguin is an esports team that represents Kinguin, a global online video games market. The company has valuable experience in esports, competing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and League of Legends.Esports Insider says: Kinguin is an ideal partner for AS Monaco, especially if they’re looking to increase their commitment within esports. It’s great to see a football team show an increased interest in the industry after dipping their toes initially.last_img read more

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Man who filmed infant sex abuse sentenced to life in prison

first_imgA West Virginia man who was convicted of filming an infant being sexually abused has been sentenced to serve between 205 and 775 years behind bears.Kanawha Circuit Judge Tera Salango sentenced Richard Smith II, 41, on Wednesday.Police say, Smith and his ex-girlfriend, Roseanna Thompson, were arrested in May 2018 after a tip came in that Smith may have child pornography in his home. The two were accused of recording Thompson’s granddaughter being abused.Smith was convicted last month of 11 counts of first-degree sexual abuse, four counts of sexual assault and five counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian, custodian or person in position of trust.Salango told Smith the videos he made that jurors had to watch “brought grown men to tears,” and according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail.“I think that you are one of the most evil persons who I’ve ever encountered,” Salango said. Smith had no comment.Smith’s ex-girlfriend Roseanna Thompson will trial in April.last_img read more

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Market for Green Building Materials to Grow

first_imgDemand for green building materials will increase by 11% a year through 2017 to become a $86.6 billion industry, according to The Freedonia Group, a marketing research firm.The green building materials industry will benefit from an increase in construction activity as well as more public interest in environmentally friendly materials. More builders and architects will look for certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the report predicted, boosting demand for such products as fly-ash concrete, sustainably harvested lumber, permeable pavement and Energy Star rated heating and cooling systems. “Explosive growth”“Solar power products saw explosive growth between 2002 and 2012, driven by increasing installation of rooftop-based solar power modules connected to electricity distribution systems,” an executive summary of the report says. “Going forward, favorable tax incentives and strong interest in the use of renewable energy sources will promote demand for LEED-eligible solar power products.” Sales of solar products will climb from $6.3 billion in 2012 to an estimated $9.4 billion in 2017.Overall, the residential market will continue to be stronger than commercial green building, Freedonia said, accounting for $55.3 billion of the total by 2017.If you’re interested in the fine print, you’ll have to order a full copy of the 400-page reportfrom Freedonia. The cost is $5,100.last_img read more

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Rich haul in a day’s work

first_imgHowever much you abuse the Indian sporting system, it’s no secret that we have an abundance of shooting talent. And they are the ones who gain the most from the government support.On Tuesday, unsung and unknown Rahi Sarnobat from Kolhapur came out with her pistol smoking as she teamed up with seasoned Anisa Sayyed to secure India their second gold medal from shooting.Rahi’s individual score of 296 out of 300 was by any standard world class, and she has been lucky to learn the nuances of ‘sports pistol’ from former international shooter Sheela Kanungo. This was Rahi’s first big medal, though she had served notice of her talent earlier this year when she made it a World Cup final in Australia.Rahi started off as an air pistol shooter and graduated to sports pistol over two years ago. Old timers rave about her as the one for the future, as on Tuesday, she was comfortable with both precision and duelling.And however much we complain about the Commonwealth Games, Rahi’s success began at the Pune Youth Commonwealth Games in 2008.On a day when the country’s two top rifle shooters – Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang — shot a golden gold for India, this also set the tone for an exciting individual final on Wednesday.It’s going to be a nerve-jangling affair as they have scores to settle, though they will never admit it. Gagan had told me before the Games he wants to win six gold medals. May be too early to get carried away, but surely not beyond the realms of reality.advertisementThat apart, the rich haul from the wrestling arena was simply out of the world. Agreed, Ravinder Singh and Sanjay were tipped favourites, but the way Anil grappled was breathtaking against an ugly Aussie opponent answering to the name of Hassene Fkiri.Hassene had the height and build advantage but when it came to using the brain, Anil showed everyone how cool he is and used his brain well.Despite rough play from Hassene, Anil did not get flustered. All the same, when the technical panel decided to suspend Hassene, it was a clear signal that in modern day sport, there is no scope for unprofessional conduct.The Aussies always take great pride in representing their country and Hassene shamed them on Tuesday. To head-butt, still lose and not even shake hands with Anil after losing the gold was simply ugly.last_img read more

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Video: Jalen “Teez” Tabor Buys Local Homeless Man New Shoes

first_imghomeless man new with new sneakers.Periscope/_31FlavorzJalen Tabor, Florida’s All-SEC cornerback, is having a very interesting week. On Wednesday, the Gator defensive back was suspended for a practice fight with tight end C’yontai Lewis which reportedly involved swinging helmets. On Friday, he fulfilled a very cool promise to a local homeless man.Friday morning, Tabor tweeted that he saw the man, who had no shoes, and said he was going to buy him a pair.Seen a homeless man with no shoes on today , going to go buy him some shoes— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) August 19, 2016Trying to make his day a little better— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) August 19, 2016Gotta give back to those who are less fortunate than you— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) August 20, 2016An hour later, he streamed the interaction on Periscope. He gave the man a pair of sharp blue sneakers, and $22 for food.LIVE on #Periscope https://t.co/eKdtYQ3qYz— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) August 20, 2016Sometimes in life you do nothing wrong but God wants to see how you handle adversity— Teez Tabor (@_31Flavorz) August 20, 2016Jalen Tabor is one of Florida’s best players, and definitely among the Gators most interesting personalities. This offseason, he’s made numerous headlines for his very outward trolling of SEC East favorite Tennessee, which has not won a game against Florida since 2004. The Vols are an interesting target for Tabor, however, as he was one of two UF players suspended for their game last season.After the reported fight with Lewis, Tabor will also miss this season’s opener against UMass at home. The Minutemen shouldn’t really stand a chance at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, but a practice fight is a pretty common occurrence in football, and one that rarely warrants a full game suspension, so one can imagine how bad it must have been.Last season, Tabor started nine of Florida’s 13 games, racking up 40 tackles, four interceptions, and scored two touchdowns off of the picks.last_img read more

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Minister Grange Congratulates Jamaica Commonwealth Games Team

first_imgThe Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has said that she has nothing but praise for the Jamaica Team which came out of the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Australia with a record 27 medals.“It is the first time that Jamaica is winning this many medals at the Commonwealth Games with a significant number of the medals coming from the field.“We must take notice of how well Jamaica did in the field events which is a mark of the overall progress that we have been making in track and field.“There were more striking firsts: Aisha Praught-Leers history making gold-medal run in the Steeple Chase which was followed by Natalia Goule getting Jamaica’s first medal ever in the Women’s 800m when she took the bronze and the Sunshine Girls beating New Zealand for the first time in an international tournament to win the netball bronze.“And then we must specially acknowledge our athletes who won medals in the same event as did Frederick Dakers and Travis Smikle who won gold and silver in the Discuss; Kimberley Williams and Shaneika Ricketts who won gold and silver in the Triple Jump; Ronald Levy and Hansle Parchment who won gold and silver in the Men’s 100m Hurdles and Christiana Williams and Gayon Evans who won silver and bronze in the Women’s 100m.Congratulations from an appreciative nation to the Jamaica Commonwealth Games Team, including the coaches and other members of the support staff,” Miss Grange concluded.last_img read more

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Kia to recall vehicles to fix problem that can cause fires

first_imgDETROIT — Kia says it will ignore the partial U.S. government shutdown and recall more than 68,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stemmed from previous recall repairs due to engine failures.The Korean automaker and its larger affiliate Hyundai have been dogged by fire and engine failure complaints from across the nation. They’re both under investigation by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency, which oversees recalls, is mostly closed because of the shutdown.Kia also says it will do a “product improvement campaign” to install sensors in 1.7 million vehicles that will alert drivers of possible engine failures and send the cars into a slow-speed “limp” mode if problems are detected.Tom Krisher, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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