The University of Georgia Forage Team updated the grazing paddocks on the university’s Black Shank Farm in Tifton, Georgia. In an effort to share the most up-to-date containment options available, the team hosted a Fencing Field Day.The field day, held on Wednesday, Feb. 28, was part of the Better Grazing Program kickoff on the UGA Tifton campus. The field day, and future events like it, allow Georgia cattlemen to see and experience UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research in action.The grazing paddocks updates on the Black Shank Farm will improve UGA scientists’ grazing research capabilities and offer UGA Cooperative Extension specialists a site to showcase various fencing options. The 37-acre farm will ultimately be split into multiple grazing paddocks separated by different fencing and watering systems. The farm will demonstrate a variety of grazing technologies available to Georgia producers. To kickstart the Better Grazing Program, UGA Extension forage specialist Dennis Hancock, UGA Professor Emeritus John Worley, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service state grazing specialist Philip Brown and industry representatives discussed different fencing technologies available to producers at the field day.“Depending on your production goals, there’s a different type of fence for everything you could imagine. If you have a goat, cow or horse; if you have electricity or need solar power; if you have grazing livestock, you have a need for these technologies,” said Jennifer Tucker, UGA Extension beef nutrition and forage management specialist. The right type of fence prevents animals from crossing the highway or wandering into a neighbor’s yard.Different types of woven wire fences are available depending on the size of the square in the woven wire.“Producers might want a tighter square for smaller animals than for larger animals,” Tucker said. “A cow can’t get through the same opening that a small goat can.”Through the Better Grazing Program, the UGA Beef and Forage teams offer hands-on trainings, like the UGA Extension Fencing Field Day. Tucker calls this a “show-and-tell approach” to decision-making.“A discussion-based field day benefits everyone because they can learn about all the different aspects of building fences from instructors as well as each other, while also getting their hands dirty,” Tucker said.Moderated group discussions held during the field day’s morning session focused on individual fencing components, such as available materials, selection criteria and items recommended to meet specific needs.In the afternoon, attendees experienced fence-building through participation in demonstrations that highlighted specific components of grazing infrastructure development, such as braces, gates and enclosures, offsets, and cross fencing.“We talked about everything from the standard, wooden fence post to newer technologies in fencing, like fiberglass and PVC posts, and temporary fencing systems,” Tucker said. “It was a very constructive day, and producers were able to build and learn about various types of fences. That’s what this field day was designed to do.”UGA experts also learn at field days by listening to farmers discuss their farming operations.“Through field days like today, where I listen in on a variety of discussions, I often learn that there are easier and harder ways of doing simple tasks throughout the whole fence-building process,” she said. “For example, I would’ve never learned that staples come in left- and right-handed versions. Fencing Field Day introduces producers to different technologies. People like me can learn, or relearn, something new in their field.”The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef supports this project.
EUREKA >> As St. Bernard’s head coach Matt Tomlin walked onto Crusader Field for practice Thursday, he could tell that his team’s vibe was different.Playoff football is officially in the air, and with it comes the desire to show that regardless of the move up a division, the Crusaders could still very well have the same kind of results as 12 months prior.Extending their win streak into double digits would mean a deep run in the North Coast Section Division IV playoffs. And that’s the goal, …
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SANTA CLARA — Mapping out a road to the playoffs is, of course, preposterously premature. When the 49ers start 3-0, however, giddy fans surely want to envision how a five-year playoff drought might/can/will end.It also happens when you’re going on 25 seasons without a Super Bowl win.Here is what awaits over the next three months:San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) celebrates with the fans after their game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers can get a good grip on manure using cover crops, says an expert with Ohio State University Extension.“Cover crops are an excellent practice to utilize nutrients from manure for growing grain crops,” said Alan Sundermeier, an educator in OSU Extension’s Wood County office. “Capturing the manure nutrients with a growing plant will keep the nutrients on the field and out of waterways.”Sundermeier, who’s also the director of that office, gave tips on getting cover crops off the ground — and then eventually back into it — as part of the North American Manure Expo earlier this month. The event was in London, about 25 miles west of Columbus.His talk, called “Establishing Cover Crops,” was one of four during the expo’s Cover Crops track. It was one of about 40 talks in 13 tracks during the event’s two days overall.The expo’s theme was “Returning nutrients to their roots.”Sundermeier said more and more farmers are growing cover crops — annual ryegrass, red clover, buckwheat and many others — for their benefits, which include reducing soil erosion and adding soil- and yield-improving organic matter.Typically cover crops are planted — then later are killed by winter, plowed under or both — in between rotations of grain crops such as corn and soybeans. But starting them can be a challenge, said Sundermeier, who said he hopes his talk makes it easier.“To be successful in establishing cover crops, producers need to match species selection to timing opportunities in the cropping system,” he said. “These opportunities may occur any time there’s sufficient soil temperature for growth — before, during and after the grain crop season.”Also, Sundermeier’s home county of Wood is in the Maumee River watershed, the heart of the battle to stop the harmful algal blooms plaguing Lake Erie. One of the causes of those blooms is phosphorus runoff from farm fertilizers and manure. So growing nutrient-grabbing cover crops can help in the fight, Sundermeier said.Horse manure was another topic at the event.“Over the years, more and more backyard horse owners have been stabling their animals in larger boarding stables,” said Les Ober, who’s an agriculture and natural resources program coordinator with Ohio State University Extension. “This concentrates a large number of animals on a small area of land.“This can lead to water quality issues if the manure isn’t handled properly.”Ober, who’s also a certified crop adviser, is based in northeast Ohio’s Geauga County. The county ranks second in the state for its number of equines, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture figures.In his talk at the expo, he covered what to do — and why — with what horses leave behind. The options, he said, include having the manure hauled away, composting it, or spreading it on the land.“The first two are expensive options,” Ober said. “The third one is viable only if they have enough acreage to spread it on and they’re willing to manage the manure properly.”His talk, which is called “Manure and Nutrient Management for the Horse Owner,” was part of the expo’s Small Farm Manure Management track.“Any time you manage manure correctly, it’s beneficial to the environment and water quality,” Ober said. “If horse owners store their manure in a storage facility, dispose of it properly and use all-weather turnouts in place of pasture during the off-pasture months, they’ll protect the soil and water on their farm.”For more information, go to manureexpo.org.
They are calling it the Adarsh Part II. Subhash Chopra, a Delhi Congress leader, is in trouble over his grandiose renovation of the National Sports Club of India near Haji Ali in Mumbai. Chopra has created as many as 17 AC banquet halls. The clearances for the project came from none other than those who cleared the Adarsh Society file: P.V. Deshmukh, deputy secretary, urban development department; Mumbai municipal commissioner Jairaj Pathak; and former CM Vilasrao Deshmukh. A PIL in the Mumbai High Court pegs the scam at a little over Rs 200 crore.
When the Azkals step on the pitch at Al Maktoum Stadium for the showdown against continental giant South Korea at 5:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. in the Philippines), they will mark another milestone for a country where the sport has been an afterthought.Azkals coach Sven Goran Eriksson has instilled a strong belief in his side, that with some luck, they could get a result against a country that regularly plays in the World Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“We have a lot of respect against Korea, but we should not be afraid [against them],” said Eriksson, who took England to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in 2002 and 2006.“We should go out and play our type of football. Of course Korea will play. They are a strong opponent. But we cannot just defend.” Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Coach Sven Goran Eriksson gather the PH Azkals during a break in practice ahead of their debut Asian Cup match on Monday against South Korea.—mfalkesgaard InstagramDUBAI—It doesn’t get any bigger than this for the Philippine Azkals.Long regarded as one of the continent’s weakest teams, the Azkals finally take a bow in Asian football’s grandest stage as they begin their AFC Asian Cup campaign on Monday night in this bustling Emirate city where close to 700,000 Filipinos reside.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pacquiao: Into the homestretch TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “Everyone in the world of football expects Korea not to lose. The players are focused and have been training very well. We’ll see what we can do. We are very optimistic.”It will be a moment to savor for everyone involved in the team from captain Phil Younghusband down to the 22 other players in the squad as they finally get their reward for the hard work and sacrifice they put in just to thrust Philippine football into the continent’s elite.As the lowest ranked team in Group C with China and Kyrgyzstan, the Azkals have no illusion that the tournament will be a trouble-free coming-out party. And with the Koreans as their first assignment, they cannot expect any favors from the 1956 and 1960 champions.“It will be tough and they’re obviously the favorites in our group and favorites for the competition,” said Younghusband.“When the draw was made I was happy that we’ve got one of the big teams. It will be a great experience for the team. It will sort of put in perspective and give us a gauge of where we really are as a team and how far we really need to go to compete with teams in Asia.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The Azkals can also draw inspiration from what the Koreans achieved in the Fifa World Cup last year when they stunned 2014 champion Germany, 2-0, in the group stage.Portuguese coach Paolo Bento will be without Tottenham striker Son Heung-min but youngsters Kim Min-jae and Hwang In-beom and Lee Jae-sung pose a heavy scoring threat for the Koreans.It will be the fist competitive meeting between the countries since Koreans’ 5-0 demolition of the Azkals in the 1978 Asian Cup preliminary in Manila.“I think it will be a good game,” said Younghusband.“It will be tough. We’ll need a bit of luck. I think if we can keep it close. We can keep it competitive. You will never know. There’s been some big shocks in football. When you step on that field, give everything we’ve got, who knows what could happen in that game, but it will be tough.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue View comments
Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, says improving energy efficiency is imperative if Jamaica is to realize savings in energy costs, which is estimated at US$10.4 million per month. He was speaking at the official launch of the ‘Developing an Energy Services Company (ESCO) in Jamaica’ project yesterday (November 8), at the Knutsford Court Hotel in New Kingston. Jointly financed by the European Union (EU) and the Government of Jamaica at a cost of some $66 million (€576,546), the project will provide for the development of a sustainable energy industry that will deliver savings in cost and consumption of energy. It also has the potential to create new businesses, generate new jobs, and mitigate climate change through reduced carbon emissions. According to Minister Kellier, the development of an ESCO industry in Jamaica is crucial, given the country’s high dependence on and consumption of imported oil, and the fluctuating and often volatile price of the commodity. Nearly 95 per cent of the country’s energy consumption is generated from imports. In addition, Jamaica uses about two barrels of oil for every US$1,000 of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), as opposed to more energy efficient countries such as Costa Rica, which uses 0.75 of a barrel of oil per US$1,000 GDP. The Minister noted that the project is also consistent with and supports Jamaica’s National Energy Policy, National Energy Conservation and Efficiency Policy, and National Renewable Energy Policy. Head of Delegation of the EU to Jamaica, Ambassador Paola Amadei, said the organisation’s support, which comes through its Energy Facility, “signifies its commitment to assist Jamaica to mobilize the untapped potential for energy savings and to realise the financial returns of the investments”. “The European Union is committed to supporting Jamaica in realising its vision to provide for the country, a secure and sustainable energy supply, through diversification of the supply and promotion of energy efficiency and conservation measures,” she added. An ESCO is an energy services provider (ESP) that combines several efficiency and renewable energy measures to develop an energy savings project. It offers services such as auditing, technology upgrade or retrofit, design, implementation and maintenance. The ESCO Jamaica project, which is expected to last 36 months, provides for the introduction of new business models to enable increased levels of investment in and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects; and facilitates increased stakeholder dialogue, trust and confidence in the industry. It will also raise the level of awareness and understanding of the business of energy efficiency and renewable energy. The ESCO Jamaica project is being implemented by the Jamaica Productivity Centre, which falls under the Labour Ministry, with support from the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), and the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica (PSOJ).
World Maritime News StaffRelated:Hyundai Samho to Build LNG-Powered Bulker Pair for H-LineHyundai Samho Bags Order for Crude Carrier Pair Hyundai Samho recorded sales of KRW 1.6 trillion in H1 2019, a decrease of 35 percent from the corresponding period last year. However, the shipbuilding unit has seen its operating profit rise, according to Yonhap. zoomIllustration. Source: Flickr – under the CC BY 2.0 license; Image by: Jasmine Halki South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, part of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), has received orders for the construction of five vessels.The orders include two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers and three petrochemical carriers, Hyundai Samho said in separate stock exchange filings on August 26.The first contract, worth KRW 197.3 billion (USD 162.6 million), has been awarded by an undisclosed Asian shipowner. The 90,000 cbm petrochemical LPG pair is expected to be delivered by November 8, 2021.The second order, which amounts to KRW 210.5 billion (USD 173.5 million), was placed by another unnamed Asian shipowner. The three 115,000 dwt PC vessels are scheduled for delivery by September 9, 2021.
Renu Modi, Director, Gallery Espace, presents a solo show of terracotta sculptures and drawings by Delhi-based artiste Manjunath Kamath at Gallery Espace, Community Centre, New Friends Colony in the Capital from January 16 till February 28. Manjunath Kamath creates Modern Narratives out of Classical, Traditional Sculptures in his new body of work titled Postponed Poems. Postponed Poems is the aggregate of Kamath’s distinctive imagery rich with the narratives of everyday life, interwoven with mythologies and intimate stories. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Kamath’s collecting hobby of over 30 years forms the basis for understanding of his new body of sculptural work. The old and aged classical and folk sculptures holding the trace and weight of time becomes the subject for his work. The artiste is fascinated with the amazing forms of the past such as traditional temple sculptures, broken parts of old havelis, ritual masks and icons of god and goddesses. The artiste pours out his heart and soul and captures such antiques in terracotta sculptures. His works signify beyond the mere meaning of realistic representation, to becoming a kind of shamanistic process that honors aged things and elaborately traces the various lives and sensibilities inherent in the objects. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixAt the same time, Kamath imparts his signature flavor of witticism in his interpretation of the secular, mythological and the historical. Hence, his terracotta sculptures in this show are inspired by classical aesthetics but turned into a modern metaphor replete with humor and satire.Says the 42-year-old artiste: “I have a great fascination for traditional classical sculpture and paintings from my childhood, and I still remember that I spent hours looking at those sculptures in temple chariots and on walls. The temples and churches are like art museums for me, and that was how I was introduced to art. I have spent hours with local craftsmen watching them make idols of Gods and Goddesses. Eventually, I even started collecting classical sculptures and paintings like ritual masks, wooden and metal sculptures, parts of temple chariots, old terracotta sculptures. It was natural then that I would want to bring the aesthetics of this classical style into my works but interpret them on my own terms. It is like reconnecting to our roots.”Kamath has been conceptualizing the show for the last 5 years, and the attempt to use classical influence in contemporary art was a challenge. Kamath is also showing paper works which include 30 small drawings, 9 small Indian miniature-styled paper works and 15 gold leaf portraits drawing reference from the Buddhist Thangka paintings.When: January 16 to February 28 Where: Gallery Espace, Community Centre, New Friends Colony
MIAMI — Silversea Cruises’ winter 2019/2020 lineup includes 89 sailings to Australasia, Asia, South America, the Caribbean and more, all available now for agents to book.The new itineraries bring the total number of visited destinations for the cruise line to some 900 for 2019/2020.The winter 2019/2020 itineraries include a full program in Australia and New Zealand, a circumnavigation of South America, and increased capacity in Asia. A total of 10 inaugural calls will be made in destinations including Fiji’s volcanic Dravuni Island, Cayman Brac in the Cayman Islands and the picturesque city of Timaru in New Zealand.Highlights of the winter 2019/2020 itineraries include:The World Cruise 2020: Departing Fort Lauderdale for Amsterdam on Jan. 6, 2020, Silver Whisper will become the first ever ship to visit all seven continents on a world cruise. The 140-day World Cruise 2020 will encompass 32 countries and 62 ports.Australia and New Zealand: Silver Muse will spend more than four months in Australia and New Zealand, marking its longest season in the region to date and with mostly 14-day voyages, departing from Sydney or Auckland.South America: On Jan. 24, Silver Shadow departs Fort Lauderdale on a 63-day full circumnavigation of South America. Highlights include a crossing of the Panama Canal, an inaugural overnight visit to Guayaquil, cruising Chile’s fjords, an overnight stop in Rio de Janeiro, plus two-night stays in Buenos Aires and Callao, gateway to Machu Picchu. This vibrant continent may also be explored on four shorter segments, with departures from Fort Lauderdale, Callao, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro.Myanmar: Departing November 19 and February 29, two Silver Spirit voyages incorporate multi-day stopovers in Myanmar. The voyages depart from Mumbai or Singapore with overnight stays in Sri Lanka included.Asia: Silver Spirit and Silver Muse will both sail through Asia, from Japan to China to Vietnam and beyond.Caribbean: Nearly two dozen voyages aboard Silver Wind, Silver Shadow and Silver Whisper spotlight the Caribbean.Expedition cruises: The full schedule for Silver Galapagos from January to June in 2020 continues the ship’s exploration of the biologically diverse Galápagos Islands, with two distinct seven-day itineraries that can be combined into 14-day sailings. The itinerary schedules for Silver Cloud and Silver Explorer have already been announced until mid-February 2020, while Silver Discoverer will leave Silversea’s fleet in the summer of 2019. Friday, May 4, 2018 Travelweek Group Books open on Silversea Cruises’ winter 2019/20 itineraries Tags: Silversea Cruises Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >>