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2020-21 CAES Ambassadors

first_imgThis year’s slate of student ambassadors at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) face a much different semester from previous years, but they are on hand to help the college’s prospective and current students navigate both new challenges and traditional back-to-campus activities.Thirty-nine students will serve as 2020-21 CAES Ambassadors on both the Athens and Tifton campuses. The program gives ambassadors the opportunity to develop leadership and professional skills by representing the college at events, helping with activities such as Orientation 2.0, and speaking to other students and the community on topics related to admissions and student opportunities at CAES.Students who don the signature red blazer that identifies ambassadors have a broad knowledge of the college, their respective campuses and the university as a whole, said Pam Cummins, director of student recruitment for the college. They also benefit from weekly meetings that provide professional development activities that prepare them for careers after graduation.“The CAES Athens ambassadors are involved in student recruitment and assist at college and university-sponsored events. CAES Ambassadors normally have the opportunity to travel, meet and network with college leaders, expand communication and leadership skills, meet potential students and network with alumni,” Cummins said. “This year will be a little different as ambassadors will not have the college and university-sponsored events to attend like they usually do. The professional and leadership development will still take place during their weekly meetings, however all will be adhering to UGA’s on-campus social distancing policies.”This is the second year as an ambassador on the Athens campus for senior biological science major Zion Eberhart.“Being a CAES Ambassador has provided me with a platform to advocate for and share my experiences with others for a college that has poured so much into me and my future endeavors. This program has allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone and develop a broader perspective of the importance of agriculture and environmental sciences in our everyday lives,” Eberhart said.Returning ambassador Amelia Payne, also a senior biological science major, recalls the first campus tour she gave to prospective students as an ambassador.“As an ambassador for CAES, I thoroughly enjoy meeting alumni, current students, and prospective students. Through providing advisors’ contact information as well as major brochures, I appreciate the opportunity to answer questions and alleviate concerns of prospective students and their families while tabling at campus events such as the First Look and Scholar’s Preview Admissions events,” Payne said. “I will never forget sharing about how my two study abroad experiences and internship at the UGArden have enhanced my medical school application through my biological science degree within such a supportive college.”While traditional fall semester events like Orientation 2.0 and alumni relations events will be held on virtual platforms this year, Payne said that ambassadors will continue to build community and increase networking opportunities for students throughout the college.“With the presence of COVID-19 and to ensure everyone’s safety, this upcoming school year will look very different in terms of our programs and outreach,” said Eberhart. “Nevertheless, we are prepared to follow the guidelines set in place by CAES and UGA.”Below is a list of 2020-21 CAES Ambassadors for the Athens and Tifton campuses:Athens campus:Pope Arline, Sophomore, Agribusiness and Risk Management and Insurance, Saint Simons Island, GeorgiaKatelyn Bickett, Senior, Agricultural Communication, Chickamauga, GeorgiaLaurabeth Bland, Junior, Agricultural Communication, Statesboro, GeorgiaCourtney Cameron, Senior, Agriscience and Environmental Systems, Valdosta, GeorgiaAynslee Conner, Sophomore, Applied Biotechnology and Entomology, Madison, GeorgiaEdith Copeland, Senior, Agribusiness, Fort Valley, GeorgiaJared Daniel, Graduate Student, Agribusiness, Bogart, GeorgiaMaggie David, Senior, Agricultural Communication, Statesboro, GeorgiaGrace Dodds, Senior, Agricultural Communication, Columbus, GeorgiaKristen Dunning, Senior, Agricultural Communication, Summerville, GeorgiaBenjamin Easter, Sophomore, Agricultural Communication, Peachtree City, GeorgiaZion Eberhart, Senior, Biological Science, Ellenwood, GeorgiaLily Gerrell, Junior, Hospitality and Food Industry Management, Gainesville, GeorgiaCarter Henry, Senior, Agribusiness and Agricultural and  Applied Economics, Valdosta, GeorgiaKenne Hillis, Senior, Animal Science and Dairy Science, Evans, GeorgiaNicole Hofland, Fifth year, Agriscience and Environmental Systems and Agricultural Engineering, Suwanee, GeorgiaMorgan Jones, Senior, Animal Science, Americus, GeorgiaBailey Lawson, Senior, Agriscience and Environmental Systems, LaGrange, GeorgiaDavis Mathis, Senior, Agribusiness and Agricultural and Applied Economics, Valdosta, GeorgiaTristan Melton, Senior, Biological Sciences, Dawsonville, GeorgiaAmelia Payne, Senior, Biological Sciences, Euharlee, GeorgiaTaylor Pearson, Sophomore, Applied Biotechnology and Entomology, Reidsville, GeorgiaBrooke Raniere, Sophmore, Environmental Economics and Management, Peachtree City, GeorgiaLindsey Smith, Senior, Biological Sciences, Lithia Springs, GeorgiaBrantley Swindell, Sophomore, Agriscience and Environmental Systems, Claxton, GeorgiaHamp Thomas, Junior, Agricultural and Applied Economics, Summerville, GeorgiaKelly Tims, Graduate Student , Entomology, Canton, GeorgiaMary Logan Tostenson, Senior, Agriscience and Environmental Systems, Moultrie, GeorgiaDouglas Vines, Sophomore, Applied Biotechnology and Plant Science, Marietta, GeorgiaJackson Wadsworth, Senior, Agribusiness and Agricultural and Applied Economics, Monroe, GeorgiaRebecca Wallace, Senior, Agricultural Communications, Alpharetta, GeorgiaMakayla West, Senior, Biological Science, Comer, GeorgiaTifton campus:Courtney Conine, Junior, Senior, Agricultural Education, Camilla, GeorgiaMarlyn Grantham, Senior, Agricultural Education, Columbus, GeorgiaMakenna Mabrey, Senior, Agricultural Education, Baldwin, GeorgiaGrace Padgett, Junior, Agriscience and Environmental Systems, Abbeville, GeorgiaSummer Steele, Junior, Agribusiness, Concord, GeorgiaMorgan Sysskind, Junior, Agricultural Education, Valdosta, GeorgiaJosh Thrift, Senior, Agricultural Education, Alma, Georgialast_img read more

Oddschecker reports boost in betting volume for H2

first_img Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Submit Sports betting affiliate and media portal Oddschecker has seen volume of bets placed on its site jump by 20 per cent since last year, as explained in its H2 results. As published in the results, activity on the Oddschecker platform has grown, with activity on mobile and desktop products for both football and racing has seen a 23 per cent and a ten per cent increase respectively.Premier League results saw a slight regression during the period from January – June 2019, which has largely been attributed to a ‘punter-friendly season.’ Oddschecker explained: “With big 6 winning favourites hitting a staggering 80% over H1, H2 saw a welcome number of favourites falter for operators as well as fewer goals and fewer games with both teams netting, as the league took its final shape. However this upside was slightly offset by the record 35 day draw-less run in March / April.”“In terms of bookmaker positioning from a Premier League price / market share perspective, bet365 continued to lead the way with their fairly aggressive and unwavering pricing attracting a growing and dominant share of attention on the 1×2 market.  “Marathon Bet continue to offer the tightest book, whilst Paddy Power managed to attract strong market share growth despite increasing their overround nearly 1pp from H1 to H2.”Meanwhile racing faced a tough few months for February and March, as bookmakers saw close to 39 per cent of punters winning on horse racing favourites. Though according to oddschecker, this was offset ‘as jumps made way for the flat and as new form-lines unfolded.’The results added: “Despite all three major festivals seeing sub 32% winning favs, wider placing provided some relief for punters as firms competed for market share.“Alongside this, volume weight towards the Grand National itself (won by fav Tiger Roll), and events such as Frankie’s super Royal Ascot 4-fold offset some of the upside of such low winning fav %’s.” StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Angels’ catcher/pitcher Francisco Arcia gets a special baseball card

first_imgIt’s been quite a rookie season for the 28-year-old Arcia, who played parts of 12 years in the minors before making his major league debut in July. He also became the first player in major league history to have 10 RBIs in his first two games.ALSOThe Angels released a fact sheet touting Shohei Ohtani’s accomplishments, no doubt a part of their efforts to help him win the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Ohtani and New York Yankees infielders Miguel Andújar and Gleyber Torres are the leading contenders for the award. …Justin Verlander is going to face the Angels for the eighth time since the Houston Astros acquired him on Aug. 31 last year. He will have pitched once in every series the teams have played since the trade. The Angels are 1-6 in those games, and Verlander has a 1.49 ERA…Taylor Ward snapped an 0-for-25 slump with a third-inning single. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros HOUSTON — Francisco Arcia’s historic moment has been immortalized on a baseball card.Topps released a limited-edition card on Friday commemorating Arcia’s performance on Thursday, when he became the first player in major league history to pitch, catch and hit a homer in the same game. UP NEXTAngels (RHP Jaime Barría, 10-9, 3.61) at Astros (Justin Verlander, 16-9, 2.67), Saturday, 4 p.m., Fox Sports West, KLAA (830 AM)Related Articleslast_img read more

Sharks’ Marc-Edouard Vlasic to play Game 5 vs. Golden Knights

first_imgSAN JOSE — Defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic will return to the lineup after a two-game absence as the Sharks host the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday with their season on the line.Although the Sharks held an optional morning skate Thursday, Vlasic will likely be paired once again with Brent Burns for Game 5 of the first round best-of-7 series at SAP Center that the Golden Knights lead three-games-to-one.Vlasic and Burns were together for Game 1 and the first part of Game 2 before Vlasic was …last_img read more

After Success in Boulder, Open Angel Forum Marches Onward to San Francisco and New York

first_imgTags:#events#start Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img The talk of the venture capital and entrepreneurial towns these days is the Open Angel Forum which after its second event in Boulder, Colorado is now announcing two more events in New York and San Francisco. Brainchild of Jason Calacanis, the Open Angel Forum (OAF) is an opportunity for startups to get face-time with active big-time venture capitalists and angel investors – all for the low, low price of free. As we mentioned back in January following the debut event in Los Angeles, the OAF was formed out of frustration over events and investors which charge startups to present their companies – the so called “pay to pitch” debate. In a true example of making the best of a bad situation, the OAF has created a place where the both the best startups with the most potential can meet the top VCs and angels who are looking to invest.At last week’s Boulder event, six startups from over 100 applicants were chosen to meet with twenty hand-picked VCs, and all seemed to walk away from the event satisfied and thrilled by the event. In fact, all six companies – FaceFile, Grogger, TeamSnap, Odojo, Decasun and Kijubi – have all since blogged about their experiences. “This fairness to us and others presenting plus the rule to only allow active investors makes OAF the best event we’ve attended since we started two years ago,” writes Beckie Mostello of FaceFile. “The couple of hours we just spent with the OAF Forum tonight in Boulder, Colorado was the most valuable investment-oriented experience we have yet to be involved in,” echoes Dave DuPont of TeamSnap.The Open Angel Forum will keep its current momentum at full-speed-ahead as it rolls into San Francisco in March with a little help from local hosts Kevin Rose and Chris Sacca. The following month, Calacanis and Co. will travel to the east-coast for OAF New York, hosted by Brian Alvey and Charlie O’Donnell.Mark Solon, an investor with Highway 12 Ventures and one of the selected VCs at last week’s event in Boulder, believes the OAF is a further example of the changing landscape in the venture capital industry. As Solon notes on Highway 12’s blog, Calacanis and OAF Boulder hosts Brad Feld and David Cohen represent a “groundswell of young investors” that are dedicating their lives to improving the entrepreneurial community across the country.“These guys didn’t go through a ton of effort recruiting 30 qualified investors from near and far, getting sponsors for the evening, securing a meeting place, and going through about 100 applicants for personal gain,” writes Solon. “They did it because it was the right thing to do; to set an example for angel organizations everywhere that it’s about the entrepreneur.”In an interview with Colorado Tech TV (embedded below), Calacanis expressed his satisfaction with the reception of the OAF, as well as his thoughts on the event’s impact on the evolving venture funding ecosystem.“We’re not trying to replace other events like Open Coffee or the Tech Meetup — those are great events for networking,” said Calacanis. “[But] there is definitely a market need for a legitimate angel forum. The other forums out there were not really filled with angel investors, […] and people were paying to pitch to a room of a hundred people with maybe two or three possible investors.”For those considering applying for the San Francisco and New York events, Boulder participant Mike Stemple of Odojo says that submitting a video application is not only a good way to stand out from the crowd, but it also helps you rehearse your pitch in a short form before the event. While he considers himself and his company extremely lucky to have been able to attend the OAF event, he encourages other startups to not count themselves out before applying.“I believe for any given event ANYONE with a well thought out idea that solves a real world problem, can articulate it, has gotten beyond the idea stage and has actually built a company around the idea, could make it to present,” writes Stemple on his blog.The Open Angel Forum is now accepting applications for New York and San Francisco, so don’t hesitate to get your application in early because there is bound to be hundreds. What cities would you like to see the Open Angel Forum come to next? Let us know in the comments! chris cameron 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Top-ranked Rafael Nadal advances to China Open semis

first_imgView comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Kvitova defeated Czech countrywoman Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4. Kvitova has won the last 24 matches she’s played against fellow Czechs.“We are pretty good friends from the Fed Cups,” she said. “We know each other well. We practice a lot as well. Maybe it’s extra motivation for us to play each other.”Ostapenko beat Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 6-4 in an error-filled quarterfinal. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Barcelona gives lifetime contract to Andres Iniesta Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating John Isner of the United States during a men’s singles quarterfinal match of the China Open tennis tournament held at the Diamond Court in Beijing, China, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)Top-ranked Rafael Nadal moved into the semifinals of the China Open by beating sixth-seeded John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (0) on Friday.The French Open and U.S. Open champion has won five titles this season and is closing in on the year-end No. 1 ranking.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “We catch a few ones (fish), but not very big,” Nadal said. “But we had some good dinner.”Nick Kyrgios also advanced. The eighth-seeded Australian won when opponent Steve Darcis retired with a neck strain while trailing 6-0, 3-0.Kyrgios will take on second-seeded Alexander Zverev. The German beat Andrey Rublev 6-2, 6-3 and qualified for the season-ending tournament in London.“It’s great for any player to qualify,” said Zverev, who has five titles this season.Second-ranked Halep moved into the women’s semifinal by defeating Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-2, 6-1.To bump Garbine Muguruza from No. 1, the Romanian needs to reach the final. Halep’s quarterfinal win avenged her straight-sets loss to the 34th-ranked Kasatkina at Wuhan last week.ADVERTISEMENT “I don’t remember a lot of mistakes,” Nadal said. “I went to the net very often. I did the things that I want to do, and I did it well, so very happy.”On the women’s side, unseeded Carolina Garcia of France upset third-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (6) in almost 3 1/2 hours to line up Petra Kvitova in the semifinals. Simona Halep, on course to becoming the No. 1 player in the world for the first time, faces French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNadal saved all three break points he faced against Isner. He will next play third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, who defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2.Dimitrov spent time practicing with Nadal in Mallorca ahead of the hard-court season. The two also went fishing at sea. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

10 months agoArsenal boss Emery blasts Xhaka critics: We need him there!

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery blasts Xhaka critics: We need him there!by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery insists Granit Xhaka deserves praise for filling in at centre-half.Ahead of their clash with Burnley, Emery was asked whether he was overplaying fit-again Laurent Koscielny.He replied, “But I trust him and we have solutions for who can play in this position. For example, I read a little criticism for our midfielders like Xhaka playing centre back, but I am very happy with him because his mentality is a very big mentality. He helped us, and he played left back too sometimes and I think he played well. This reason, for me, is that I trust in another player and tomorrow we are going to play with the first 11 and other players in the bench with our performance.”I think we’re in a good position to play against Burnley. With respect, but with believing in our work, in our possibilities in other players to play, like a centre back or a midfielder. Above all, I think the mentality is a very big mentality to help us. We have the players and they are playing out of position, like Xhaka and Lichtsteiner last week at Southampton.” last_img read more

US likely to give 6 months notice to withdraw from NAFTA reports

first_imgCanadian government officials say there’s an increasing likelihood that the U.S. will give six months’ notice to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to separate reports from Reuters and Bloomberg.The Canadian dollar and the Toronto stock index fell on the news.The Loonie closed at an average trading price of 80.03 cents US, down 0.27 of a U.S. cent.The S&P/TSX composite index lost 71.29 points to 16,247.95, with industrials among the main decliners.The rate on Canada’s two-year government bonds declined seven basis points to 1.73 per cent, dropping from a six-year high reached Tuesday.CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld says a Bank of Canada interest rate hike next week is not a given.“The existing Bank of Canada forecast had assumed no change in trade relationships, so this is a negative for their outlook,” said Shenfeld.Talks to overhaul NAFTA between the U.S., Canada and Mexico began in August but have so far yielded few results. A sixth round of negotiations will begin this month in Montreal.last_img read more

Meeting with Federal officials about Caribou Recovery cancelled

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District says a meeting was scheduled between Area E Director Dan Rose and Federal Ministry of Environment and Climate Change but was cancelled at the request of Province of B.C.Rose says the meeting between the PRRD and the Federal Government was scheduled for Monday, December 10 to discuss their concerns with the Southern Mountain Caribou.  The meeting was cancelled the day before.Rose said Thursday; the PRRD has been working with the Federal Government.  “The Federal Government was quite concerned with the lack of transparency and engagement by the Provincial Government in the creation of the caribou recovery plan.” Rose wants the current plan to be suspended until a comprehensive impact analysis is completed on all socioeconomic impacts of any changes to land use in the B.C. Peace.This is the second meeting with the PRRD that has been cancelled by the Province.  The Province was supposed to meet with the Board at the beginning of December, but the meeting was cancelled when the Province discovered the meeting would be open to the public.The Regional District says they are continuing to advocate for an open conversation with the Province, Federal Government and local governments regarding the status of the discussions about caribou recovery activities west of Chetwynd.Over 17,000 people have signed a petition against the proposed Caribou Recovery Plan.  You can see the petition and sign it here.last_img read more