Anyone interested in showing cattle next fall can get a big head start this July. The University of Georgia Extension Service is sponsoring a four-day, four-night, hands-on cattle care workshop to get exhibitors ready for next season.The 2001 4-H and FFA Beef School will be July 15-19 at the Georgia Agricenter in Perry, Ga. It will be conducted in conjunction with the 2001 Junior Beef Futurity July 19-21 at the Agricenter. Participants will be able to stay over and practice their new skills at the exhibition.The beef school will cover all aspects of raising and showing club calves, including bed making, hair care and washing, equipment care, judging, showmanship and what to take to a show.Youths with all experience levels are encouraged to attend. Participants will receive instruction specific to the amount of experience they have.BYO Steer or HeiferBecause of the hands-on nature of the beef school, participants are required to bring a steer or heifer. The calf can be owned or borrowed, a prospect for the upcoming show season or a calf that already has been shown.The registration deadline is June 4. The $190 cost will cover lodging for four days, all meals and board for the participant’s calf. Agents, teachers or other adults can register for $140.For more information, call Laura Perry Johnson at (229) 386-3407 or Fred Rayfield at (229) 386-3428.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Greentech Media:The outlook for the global wind market is on the upswing. According to Wood Mackenzie’s latest global wind power market update, global wind power capacity is expected to grow by 60 percent over the next five years.Our latest forecast shows a 5-gigawatt upgrade in the global offshore sector alone, yielding 129 gigawatts of new capacity and a compound annual growth rate of 26 percent for the burgeoning segment.Eligible offtakers are rallying to capitalize on the Production Tax Credit for wind before the full-value incentive expires in 2020 and then phases down. Developers qualifying wind facilities in 2017 are eligible for 80 percent of the full credit amount, incentivizing U.S. wind market growth. As a result, Wood Mackenzie has upgraded its outlook for the U.S. market by 16 percent quarter-over-quarter, highlighted by a 3.8-gigawatt upgrade in 2021 alone.The outlook in Northern Europe has been upgraded in the forecast by 6 percent. This should offset an otherwise dismal outlook update in Europe, as the other subregions combine for a 2.2-gigawatt downgrade.Onshore and offshore policy deadlines in China underpin a 2.9-gigawatt boost in the country from last quarter’s projections. Onshore developers are rushing to comply with a new policy that requires projects to be commissioned by the end of 2020 in order to capitalize on feed-in tariffs (FIT) before a subsidy-free era begins. Offshore developers must commission projects before the close of 2021 if they are to utilize the current level of offshore FIT.More: Global wind power capacity to grow by 60% over next 5 years Wood Mackenzie: Global wind capacity to climb 60% in next five years
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Japan will aim to more than quadruple offshore wind generation capacity in the decade to 2040 under plans to meet its mid-century emissions reduction target.The government will seek to lift offshore wind capacity to as much as 45 gigawatts in 2040 from 10 gigawatts in 2030, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said Tuesday in a statement. Reaching that goal will require a vast expansion of a sector that has current capacity of about 20 megawatts.“Offshore wind holds the key,” for Japan’s efforts to curb emissions and the government intends to use some of a proposed 2 trillion yen ($19.2 billion) green technologies fund to stimulate innovation in the sector, Economy Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said in Tokyo. “We expect to attract investment from companies in and out of Japan to create a new industry,” he said.Offshore wind, along with hydrogen and ammonia, is seen as a key source of energy Japan can lean on to achieve its 2050 decarbonization target, as the densely populated nation has limited onshore space for solar and wind development.The new target is being set as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga looks to green investment to support the nation’s growth strategy, and amid calls from the energy sector for the government to set long-term goals to help stimulate investment in offshore projects.Beyond 2040, growth of Japan’s offshore wind sector will likely need to continue to accelerate. Capacity could jump to 90 gigawatts by 2050, Shigehito Nakamura, managing director at the Japan Wind Power Association, said in September.[Aya Takada]More: Japan plans huge offshore wind expansion to hit climate goal Japan planning major expansion in offshore wind, up to 45GW by 2040
Colombian National Army dismantles 2 cocaine laboratories Since 2011, Peruvian Security Forces have destroyed at least 102 clandestine landing strips used by narco-traffickers. Most runways were 500 meters long, 10 meters wide and were located in the VRAEM. “These operations are a major blow to drug offenders who are the primary means of financing the terrorist organization Shining Path,” General César Astudillo Salcedo said. “These operations are a major blow to drug offenders who are the primary means of financing the terrorist organization Shining Path,” General César Astudillo Salcedo said. The FARC and the ELN are the country’s largest guerrilla groups. Both organizations use proceeds from narco-trafficking to fund their terrorist activities. Colombian National Army dismantles 2 cocaine laboratories The Colombian National Army recently destroyed one cocaine laboratory controlled by the National Liberation Army (ELN) and another used by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) during separate operations in the Departments of Nariño and Guaviare, respectively. Two days later, the Special Brigade Against Drug Trafficking Unit Air Assault Aviation Division and the Unified Action Groups for Personal Liberty (GAULA) seized 292 kilograms of cocaine from a structure belonging to the ELN’s Guerra Carlos Alberto Troches Front. The cocaine had a street value of about 890.6 million pesos ($348,318 USD). Troops with the Peruvian Armed Forces and National Police officers recently destroyed 37 clandestine airstrips used by the Shining Path to transport drug in the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM) region. By Dialogo April 06, 2015 Since 2011, Peruvian Security Forces have destroyed at least 102 clandestine landing strips used by narco-traffickers. Most runways were 500 meters long, 10 meters wide and were located in the VRAEM. The FARC and the ELN are the country’s largest guerrilla groups. Both organizations use proceeds from narco-trafficking to fund their terrorist activities. The airstrips, which are known as narcopistas, play a major role in the drug trade: about 90 percent of the cocaine produced in the VRAEM is transported out of the region by small aircraft. Given that high demand, owners can charge as much as US$12,000 for its use. Narco-traffickers use small planes to fly about half the cocaine produced in Peru to Bolivia; from there, the drugs are transported to Central America, Brazil, Mexico, the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. During the first operation on March 27, the Twenty-Second Jungle Brigade seized 250 kilograms of chopped coca leaves, 55 gallons of coca leaves being processed into cocaine and 10 gallons of ammonia — among other supplies and equipment — from the laboratory belonging to the FARC’s 44th Antonio Ricaurte Front in the Department of Guaviare. Two days later, the Special Brigade Against Drug Trafficking Unit Air Assault Aviation Division and the Unified Action Groups for Personal Liberty (GAULA) seized 292 kilograms of cocaine from a structure belonging to the ELN’s Guerra Carlos Alberto Troches Front. The cocaine had a street value of about 890.6 million pesos ($348,318 USD). Troops with the Peruvian Armed Forces and National Police officers recently destroyed 37 clandestine airstrips used by the Shining Path to transport drug in the Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro Rivers Valley (VRAEM) region. During the first operation on March 27, the Twenty-Second Jungle Brigade seized 250 kilograms of chopped coca leaves, 55 gallons of coca leaves being processed into cocaine and 10 gallons of ammonia — among other supplies and equipment — from the laboratory belonging to the FARC’s 44th Antonio Ricaurte Front in the Department of Guaviare. The Colombian National Army recently destroyed one cocaine laboratory controlled by the National Liberation Army (ELN) and another used by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) during separate operations in the Departments of Nariño and Guaviare, respectively. The airstrips, which are known as narcopistas, play a major role in the drug trade: about 90 percent of the cocaine produced in the VRAEM is transported out of the region by small aircraft. Given that high demand, owners can charge as much as US$12,000 for its use. Narco-traffickers use small planes to fly about half the cocaine produced in Peru to Bolivia; from there, the drugs are transported to Central America, Brazil, Mexico, the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.
Most family law lawyers and judges haven’t had any personal experience with new rules that allow the delivery of unbundled legal services in family law cases, but those who have like the rules.Bar Unlicensed Practice of Law Counsel Lori Holcomb reported to the Bar Board of Governors last month on a special committee that has been reviewing the unbundled rules, which became effective January 1, 2004. Those rules allow lawyers to be hired to handle discrete parts — such as preparing a motion or appearing at a specific hearing — of a family law case, without taking on responsibility for the entire proceeding.Holcomb said the committee has sent surveys to family lawyers and judges, and advertised for feedback in the Bar News.“Not that many attorneys are doing unbundled work and many judges haven’t seen it, but those who have generally had a positive experience,” Holcomb said.Among items raised, she said, are getting more information about unbundled services to the public, preparing a draft retainer agreement for such work, and determining whether unbundled services can be offered in Department of Revenue child support enforcement actions.The board voted to approve the report, which will be forwarded to the Supreme Court. May 15, 2005 Regular News New unbundled legal services rules get mostly positive initial reviews New unbundled legal services rules get mostly positive initial reviews
continue reading » States and businesses continue searching for safe ways to reopen while the Covid-19 virus spreads across the country. It’s a stressful endeavor, and one that must be done strategically. If not done well and thoughtfully, businesses like credit unions risk frustrating and alienating people.So, with that in mind, we’re looking at what different organizations might need in order to successfully reopen to the public. These tips come by way of our friends at PaymentVision, a company with experience in keeping business payment solutions running smoothly.Here are three Covid-19 business tips for reopening during the pandemic.1. Avoid pointless rulesSome rules are fine and make perfect sense. For example, wearing masks has been shown (repeatedly) to minimize the spread of the virus. Frankly, it’s a wonder they aren’t required in more places. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share Share 8 Views no discussions NewsRegional Jamaica welcomes ninth prime minister by: – October 22, 2011 Andrew HolnessKINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — The transition of leadership of the government of Jamaica will be completed on Sunday, when Bruce Golding will formally tender his resignation as prime minister to the governor-general, and education minister, Andrew Holness, will be sworn in as the country’s ninth leader.Golding, who presided over his final Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, used the occasion to thank his ministers for their support and hard work under his leadership.On assuming the most powerful executive position in the country’s political directorate, Holness will also create history by being the youngest person to do so, at age 39.Holness was endorsed as the JLP’s candidate to contest the West Central St Andrew constituency in the 1997 General Elections, which he won, to become the area’s Member of Parliament.In so doing, Holness became the youngest MP that year, at age 25. Between 1999 and 2007, Holness served as opposition spokesperson on land and development; housing; and education. Interspersed with these duties, was his successful defence of the West Central St Andrew seat, during the 2002 national elections. He was appointed education minister, a position he has held since, and also has the distinction of being the youngest person appointed a Cabinet minister by Golding.Caribbean News Now
“In different games we will set up slightly differently, like we did at Arsenal, where the plan was to dominate the space in the game. “It doesn’t compromise the style at all. I am happy with the evolution of the team this early but there is a lot more to come from it and it bodes well for this season.” Rodgers has been boosted by the return to training this week of striker Daniel Sturridge, who has spent most of the last four months in the United States recovering from a hip operation. The aim is to have him back in the squad by early September but Rodgers would not put a specific timeframe on the injury-plagued England international’s return. “There is no timeline on Daniel,” said the Reds boss, who also confirmed last summer’s £20million signing Lazar Markovic still has a future at the club despite him set to sign on loan for Fenerbahce. “He has obviously been away working in America and has come back and now it is just about him working hard to get back in to somewhere near the level of the group. “He looks well and really excited to be back among his team-mates, so we will just have to take that week on week.” “We’ve put in extra work and focus on that,” he said. “We are doing extra sessions on every aspect of our defending in terms of in-game static and moving positions and our set-pieces. “We are putting in an awful lot of work into that organisation, it is one of the things I picked up on from last season. “We brought in a lot of players thinking they could maybe settle into it quickly but the learning aspect from that was that I needed to do more on that (defensive) front this season. “That is something we have done. The coaches have been outstanding just making sure the players are clear in terms of their roles and responsibility both with and without the ball.” They may have only scored two goals so far but Rodgers said it was still early in the season and he was confident a stronger defensive set-up would not affect his preference for free-flowing, exciting football. “If you look at how I have always worked the pressing element and defensive organisation is crucial to that,” added the Liverpool manager, ahead of the visit of West Ham. “People always associated with the football and fluency but that does not come unless you have possession of the ball. Some shaky displays at the back in the previous campaign – which culminated with them conceding three at home to Crystal Palace and six at Stoke – had prompted calls in some quarters for a specialist defensive coach to be brought in. Rodgers was adamant that was not the solution but over the summer he has been more specific on the work he has done to tighten up his defence and has been rewarded with three successive clean sheets which have brought seven points. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits he has paid more attention to defensive matters this season but insists it will not compromise the team’s attacking fluency. Press Association
A glance at the top 25 polls right now might cause some college basketball fans to do a double take. Contenders typically seen in the rankings: UConn, Illinois and Maryland have been replaced by perennial conference doormats Virginia Tech, Washington State and Vanderbilt. Even several mid-majors have worked their way into the polls. Some of the biggest programs in college hoops, however, continue to struggle to reach the “also receiving votes” category.While a handful of big-time teams have become mired in mediocrity, and some mediocre teams have risen to power, it’s easy to wonder what happened and how things changed so quickly. Only a season ago, UConn was an upset loss to George Mason away from the Final Four. And just two years ago, Illinois went on its undefeated streak. But as has become the norm these days, graduation, and more significantly players leaving early, has decimated some of the big programs, leaving them noticeably absent from their normal spots on the national stage.North Carolina’s return to contention immediately following a national championship, despite losing its entire starting lineup, has become the exception to the rule. Losing as many players as the Tar Heels did is tough for any program to overcome, as we’re seeing this season across the country. Don’t forget, though, that like this season’s struggling powerhouses, the Heels went through hard times recently as well. Only five seasons ago, North Carolina was bounced in the quarterfinals of the NIT, and the season before that, in Matt Doherty’s final season as head coach, the team finished with an 8-20 record and missed the postseason entirely.Other teams atop the polls right now, especially last season’s finalists UCLA and Florida, had similar experiences. Only through rebuilding and finding the right pieces — be it recruits for the Gators or a new coach for the Bruins — did those teams finally return to the top after suffering through uncharacteristically bad years.Currently, Kentucky, one of the most dominant programs of the past decade, is fighting its way back to the status it once enjoyed. Ranked No. 25 in the coach’s poll, the Wildcats have begun their resurgence. But stuck in a dog-eat-dog SEC conference they still have not completed the restoration to glory.As the “big boys” lose players, second-tier conference teams — usually relying on experience and cohesiveness — have been able to step up and make statements within their respective leagues. Looking across the power conferences this season, the leaders are not teams that have been traditionally successful. Parity is spreading throughout the NCAA.Ohio State and Wisconsin have jumped Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan State for Big Ten supremacy, while second-year member Marquette sits right behind Pittsburgh in the Big East. Virginia Tech is amazingly atop the standings in the ACC, and after Kansas in the Big 12 comes Texas A&M — a school never known for its basketball prowess.As the disparity in talent levels between conference teams dwindle, inter-conference games have become unpredictable this season.In the SEC, seven of the 12 teams have appeared in the polls this season. But because the talent levels between teams are so similar, few of those schools can consistently remain there.In fact, no SEC West team has a winning conference record right now despite having three teams with legitimate tournament hopes.On the West Coast, no conference has been more difficult to predict this season than the Pac-10, where six of 10 teams have been ranked at one point or another. In a league typically dominated by two teams — some combination of Stanford, UCLA and Arizona — there are five teams with a shot at the conference title this season.Parity isn’t just victimizing the power conferences. Although three mid-major teams (Nevada, Air Force and Butler) are highly ranked right now, no team has been able to distinguish itself among its peers the way Gonzaga and others have in years past.Sure Gonzaga and Southern Illinois — traditionally the top two mid-major programs — are having success this season, but they’re being overshadowed by newcomers to the bracket-busting scene as well. Practically the entire Missouri Valley Conference, as well as other surprise teams, is establishing itself as dangerous.Considering the difficulty to stay dominant year-in and year-out, even in the mid-major conferences, the success teams like Kansas and Duke have had in the modern era look even more impressive.Duke, which plays in college basketball’s most famously difficult conference, the ACC, has only missed one NCAA tournament since 1984, despite having oodles of players skip onto the NBA ahead of schedule. Kansas, also a top program for the past decade, weathered the loss of longtime head coach Roy Williams, in addition to the NBA defections, to remain the Big 12’s elite team.So what does the future hold in store for UConn and Maryland and Illinois? Well, if past experience is any indication, the wait shouldn’t be too long before these teams make it back to the top again.Kentucky has already started to re-emerge after a break and Notre Dame has too. And certainly Florida, UCLA, and UNC showed what they’re capable of after suffering through down years.Looking at history, traditionally strong programs like this year’s group of fallen giants don’t stay down for long. As time goes on, the success they once basked in will eventually return. Until then, though, teams like Virginia Tech and Butler will be able to enjoy their moments in the sun.