By Sharron HannonUniversity of GeorgiaJosef M. Broder, a faculty member and administrator in theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences for 28 years, has been named associate dean of thecollege effective Aug. 15.Incoming CAES Dean Jay Scott Angle, who will assume his own newposition on that date, made the announcement. Angle comes to UGAfrom the University of Maryland College of Agriculture andNatural Resources. He succeeds Gale A. Buchanan, who stepped downas dean last Dec. 31 and retired from UGA on April 30. Broderserved as interim dean while a national search was conducted.”Joe Broder is exceptionally responsive to the needs of studentsand has also been instrumental in building new academic programsfor the college,” Angle said. “I am delighted that he has agreedto join the college’s administrative team in this position.”Arnett C. Mace Jr., UGA senior vice president for academicaffairs and provost, praised the appointment.”Joe Broder is recognized campus-wide as a leader and a strongspokesperson for the enhancement of educational programs of theUniversity of Georgia,” he said. “I have the utmost respect forJoe and his ability to provide effective leadership for theCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, as well asthe university. He is one of the most capable faculty membersI’ve had the opportunity to work with at UGA.”Broder is a professor of agricultural and applied economics andholds the title of University Professor, which recognizes facultymembers for making a significant impact on the university.He has won many awards for teaching excellence, including UGA’sprestigious Meigs Professorship. He chairs UGA’s Teaching Academyand was a member of the Task Force on General Education andStudent Learning that spent the past year examining undergraduatelearning at UGA.Broder received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economicsfrom UGA in 1971 and joined the college faculty in 1977 afterearning master’s and doctoral degrees from Michigan StateUniversity.(Sharron Hannon is director of public relations for academicaffairs with the University of Georgia.)
According to a University of Georgia poultry specialist, if chickens eat a bit of charcoal it helps lower the amount of ammonia in their manure, which can lead to happier, healthier and more environmentally friendly chickens.Casey Ritz, a UGA Cooperative Extension poultry scientist, has been researching charcoal as an additive to poultry bedding to control ammonia levels in chicken houses for the past four years. It was working, but he thought charcoal might be able to do more from inside the chicken.“Our question was, ‘if we feed it to chickens, could we stop ammonia production before it hits the ground?’” he said. High levels of ammonia in litter can affect a chicken’s growth and performance.One group of chickens was given feed with charcoal added. Another group received normal feed without charcoal. Ritz and his colleagues then took the chicken manure and incubated it. They found a significant drop in the amount of ammonia in the manure of the chickens fed the charcoal compared to the chickens who ate regular feed, he said.The researchers were initially worried that the chickens might not eat feed with charcoal in it. Chicken feed is usually light brown. The charcoal turns it black. Fortunately, the color didn’t bother the chickens. And, thanks to the charcoal’s affect on manure color, the researchers knew without a doubt which chickens had charcoal in their diets.Charcoal is very porous, making it an excellent natural filter. It has no nutritional value for chickens, so it would only be filler in their feed. The scientists now want to see how much charcoal needs to be added to a chicken’s diet in order to be effective.“We want to have the biggest bang for the buck with added char,” Ritz said. Right now, he thinks that number is between 1 percent and 2 percent of poultry feed. He’ll conduct experiments in the next few months to figure final formulation. Better fertilizerChickens produce ammonia through their manure, also called litter. The nitrogen in the feed they eat is converted into uric acid in their intestines. When charcoal is used in the feed, the bacteria in the manure convert the uric acid into ammonium, not ammonia. This makes the litter less odorous or harmful, and can make it a better nitrogen fertilizer for crops, too.“Chicken litter is a great fertilizer,” Ritz said. “But if we can enhance it a little bit, we’d make it even better. Chicken litter, from a volume standpoint, is only about 3 percent nitrogen. If we could enhance it a couple of percentage points, it would be a big deal.”Air qualityAmmonia dissipates quickly into the air. The human nose detects ammonia between 5 and 50 parts per million. “We can’t even get 5 parts per million very far outside of a chicken house,” he said. In other words, unless someone is standing inside a poultry house, it isn’t the ammonia that sinks; it’s other odors. Ammonia is not on the list of the Environmental Protection Agency’s six top air pollutants. But lowering it can help overall air quality. “When it really comes down to it, we need to stop ammonia before it’s made instead of trying to mitigate it after it is emitted,” Ritz said. “I think this is one of the strategies that has a good chance of success.”Next stepsNext, Ritz and his colleagues want to make the charcoal feed additive affordable for poultry producers and find companies that will produce and sell it as a poultry additive. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture must approve the use of charcoal as a commercial poultry feed additive. The charcoal is already approved for human consumption, he said.
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The Tourist Board of Central Istria, which also presented its own new visual identity and slogan, announced a public call for nominating events for the award of grants from the program “Grants for events” in 2018.The grants are intended for events that raise the quality of the tourist offer of central Istria, contribute to the growth of the number of guests and increase consumption, especially in the pre- and post-season period, and promote central Istria as an interesting tourist destination.Support funds will be approved for the organization and implementation of: 1. cultural and entertainment events, 2. sports events, 3. environmental events, 4. other events. When selecting events, TZSI points out that the importance of tourism in central Istria and its promotion will be important, especially: the importance of the event to contribute to the enrichment of the tourist offer and extend the tourist season in central Istria, funds, promotion of the event, media coverage of the event, economic and other effects of the event.Otherwise, until 31 December 2017 in the area of TZSI, which includes the area of nine local governments (City of Pazin and the municipalities of Lupoglav, Cerovlje, Gračišće, Karojba, Pićan, Sveti Lovreč, Sveti Petar u Šumi and Tinjan), or one fifth of the Istrian County and is the only tourist board in the area in Istria, there were slightly more than 34.109 tourists and 266.124 overnight stays, which is an increase of 22% in arrivals and 23% in overnight stays compared to the previous year.The deadline for submitting a candidacy to the tourist board is 05. February 2018. years, and you can see all the conditions hereRelated news:NEW VISUAL IDENTITY OF CENTRAL ISTRIA TOURIST BOARD PRESENTEDCENTRAL ISTRIA TOURIST BOARDS MAKE JOINT BICYCLE MAPS
Private equity investment in Southeast Asia declined to US$12 billion last year after reaching a record high of $14 billion in 2017, with COVID-19 posing a risk to investment this year, a global consulting firm says.According to “Southeast Asia Private Equity Report” published by Bain & Company, last year’s private equity investment in Southeast Asia was driven by the internet and technology sector, which represented over 60 percent of all deals, especially in Indonesia.However, the COVID-19 pandemic and the global recession in 2020 will challenge private equity investment this year as investors look for ways to protect their investments and reemerge stronger after the crisis, the report said. “In preparation for this period, general partners are looking at the global financial crisis as an indicator of what to expect moving forward,” said Bain & Company partner Usman Akhtar.“During the global financial crisis, the number of funds raised in Asia Pacific countries flat-lined and were significantly smaller,” Akhtar said. “While investors are likely to remain committed to private equity during this crisis, fundraising will slow.”The report said that before COVID-19, investors regarded Southeast Asia as a challenging environment for private equity with high multiples and a lack of deal opportunities in Thailand and the Philippines.“With the current pandemic, we expect a sustained impact on the PE industry throughout the year with more companies looking for financing given the cash flow situation.”Investment recovery will depend on how long it takes to “reopen the economy” as well as what social-distancing measures are still in force, Bain said.Bain expects deal making to slow in the near term. However, the record amount of dry powder in the market will continue to serve as the driving force for ongoing investment.“Returns for private equity will likely decline sharply in short term, but new deals could have potentially good returns,” the report said. “With public markets volatile and corporates holding onto cash, private equity is well positioned to be the buyer of any asset that comes up for sale.”Topics :
‘£50m for Wan-Bissaka is a lot of money and we feel that Kieran is a far more experienced and rounded full-back at this juncture in his career.‘He’s an asset for us and we do have a value for the player and we rate the player very highly.‘So disrespectful is the wrong word but we’re certainly not going to be pushed over in any negotiations, and we’re in a very strong position with regard to a number of our assets in the team.’ Arsenal have failed with two bids for Celtic full-back Kieran Tierney (Picture: Getty)Celtic manager Neil Lennon has argued that Kieran Tierney should be worth more than Aaron Wan-Bissaka following Arsenal’s failed £25million offer for the full-back.Unai Emery, who reportedly has a measly £45m budget to spend on reinforcements, has prioritised a move for a left-back and has identified Tierney as his first-choice target.The Gunners failed with an opening £15m offer for Tierney last month and their second bid of £25m was also rejected by Celtic, with the Scottish champions driving a hard bargain 22-year-old Scotland international.Manchester United shelled out £50m on Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, 21, earlier this summer and Lennon believes Tierney is ‘a far more experienced and rounded full-back’ at this stage of his career.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We can’t do anything about what clubs do in England,’ Lennon said. Advertisement Arsenal target Kieran Tierney should cost more than Aaron Wan-Bissaka, says Celtic boss Neil Lennon Advertisement Manchester United spent £50m on Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Picture: Getty)Lennon stressed that Arsenal and Celtic were still some way from reaching an agreement for Tierney with less than a month remaining of the transfer window.‘The club’s valuation of Kieran has not been met and until then we don’t have a discussion to make,’ he said.Asked whether he expects Celtic to receive a third offer for Tierney, Lennon replied: ‘I don’t know what Arsenal’s financial state is.‘I know what ours is and we are quite comfortable with the situation at the moment.‘There has been a second bid, the bid has been rejected and it’s as you were.’ Manchester United spent £50m on Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal and Celtic star Charlie Nicholas believes Tierney would be a welcome addition to Unai Emery’s squad.‘I thought Kieran Tierney would want to stay at Celtic,’ Nicholas told Sky Sports.‘He’s a die-hard Celtic fan, they’ve got eight in a row wrapped up, they want to go and do nine, and I thought if Kieran really wanted it, if he does nine then he’ll want to do 10 and get in the history books.‘But the stories I’m hearing here in Glasgow is that he might be keen to move on to the bigger league. That’s really what it’s about, a bigger league‘Will it make him a better player? Probably. There is a question mark about his defensive frailties. But then again, he would be an improvement for Arsenal – there’s no doubt in my mind about that.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesNicholas added: ‘He’s power. He’s got a lot of power. The greatest Celtic full-back I ever came across was Danny McGrain and he’s the closest we’ve ever had to him.‘Danny could play right-back and left-back, but Kieran is just one-footed, his left foot. He’s got real power, real pace going forward.‘And of course in Glasgow, in Scotland, in the SPFL, that’s domination. His final ball could be a bit better, but I think it has improved.’MORE: Atletico Madrid enter the race to sign Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 16 Jul 2019 2:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link846Shares
I would guess only the old timers that read this blog remember this name. Gary Thompson grew up in Roland, Iowa, a town the size of Oldenburg. This name came to mind when Sally and I drove through Roland on our last trip to visit our daughter’s family. Roland is very close to where Sally’s aunt and uncle lived, so that is why we were in this area.When Thompson played basketball he was known as the “Roland Rocket”. He was a 5’10” guard at Iowa State. He was a senior in 1956-57. Gary was the first player to score 1,000 points for a career, 40 points in one game, and become a first-team All-American. He was the Player of the Year in the Big 7. Today it is the Big 12. That year he beat out Wilt Chamberlain for the honor.Gary later went on to play for the Philips Oil basketball team which was very common in that era. In 2006 he retired after a 34-year career in broadcasting.
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara claims Manchester United never made a serious move to sign him – despite weeks of media speculation linking him with Old Trafford. Press Association Thiago’s father and agent Mazinho said on Wednesday that his son had been “very close” to joining United, but the Spain Under-21 international appeared to contradict that claim in an interview with RAC1 on Thursday. “The truth is that in no moment did United come to us and talk to us. It came from the press, it was always a lie,” he said. Reflecting on his decision to leave Barcelona, he said: “It’s unfair to say I wasn’t patient. The club knew my situation. I waited for them, especially before the European Championships, but they never contacted me. I didn’t feel valued. “I wanted to compete. The club knew that I wanted to leave and they didn’t do much to change that. “Everyone looks out for their interests, I wanted to feel valued and I wanted to compete so I decided to leave the club and join Bayern. “I was waiting and waiting all summer, there was a point when I had to decide. “All a footballer wants is to play football and I wanted to play, they [Barcelona] didn’t do much for me to stay, so here I am.” The 23-year-old moved to European champions Bayern from Barcelona earlier this month, reuniting him with former Barca boss Pep Guardiola – the man who handed him his professional debut in 2009. A lack of first-team appearances last year activated a clause in the player’s contract which meant he could leave Barca for a reduced price, but it seems that was not enough to tempt United.
Britton, 32, has not played so far this season after suffering a knee injury during the summer. However, the Swans announced on their official website that he took part in training on Tuesday and will continue with partial team training for the rest of this week before making a full return during the forthcoming international break. Midfielder Leon Britton is on course to be in the selection mix for Swansea’s Barclays Premier League clash against Manchester City later this month. If everything goes according to plan, Britton could then be available for Swansea’s trip to The Etihad on November 22. Swansea have also said that defenders Jordi Amat and Dwight Tiendalli are back in full training following knee and groin injuries, respectively. Amat has not featured since being hurt during a 4-2 league defeat at Chelsea in September, while Tiendalli’s last appearance came against Capital One Cup opponents Rotherham the previous month. Press Association
Tuesday, the Florida Senate passed a bill that would allow some teachers to be armed in a school classroom.The vote was 22-17, with all but one Republican in favor and all Democrats opposed.The bill seeks changes to a law enacted last year after a gunman killed 17 people in a rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland.The bill was based on recommendations from a commission formed after the Valentines Day shooting.The bill has had bipartisan support with both parties supporting provisions dealing with mental health assessments and reporting violent incidents and potential threats at schools.However, one part of the bill Democrats and Republicans have been at odds over is the “guardian program” which allows teachers to be armed.As of now, only teachers who have a role outside the classroom, such as an athletic coach, are allowed to participate in the program.The proposed expansion of the program would make all teachers eligible to carry a weapon inside a Florida classroom as long as they volunteer, undergo a psychological evaluation, are trained by a sheriff’s office and the school districts approve.Democrats argued that there is a higher chance of a student being accidentally shot than being killed in a mass shooting while Republicans say an armed teacher may be able to stop a shooter before police can arrive at a school.The legislation is still awaiting full approval in the Republican-dominated House, but that’s virtually guaranteed as lawmakers work toward an adjournment scheduled forMay 3.