Forestry Field Day

first_imgLand is valuable – whether you own land, manage land or recreate on land. It can provide benefits for the landowner by way of yielding crops and timber, benefit wildlife by providing habitat and a food source, and benefit those that recreate by providing a fulfilling outdoors experience. Landowners can make that land even more valuable by learning how to care for it at the 2015 Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day. The tri-annual educational event is set for Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, GA. Attendees will hear about and see ways to increase the value of the land. Federal and state government agency officials and representatives of private business will provide management recommendations and demonstrate real-life techniques at the event. More than 30 topics will be showcased, including:Wildlife OpeningsPond ManagementManagement for Wild Turkeys, Doves, Quail, Deer (each separate topics)Feral Hog IssuesSelling and Marketing TimberPrescribed BurningPinestraw ProductionCost Share Assistance ProgramsConservation and Purchase EasementsInvasive Insects, Disease and PlantsSafety and Use of Chainsaws and ChippersBeekeeping Continuing Education Credits (CEU) will be available for several fields, including pesticide (several categories), forestry, loggers, arborist and wildlife. (See website for more details.)The event will begin with registration at 8 a.m. Field day topic sites will be open from 9:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Attendees will shuttle between field day topic sites either on foot or via tram and will receive a take-home booklet with in-depth topic and speaker information. Registration is $25 prior to Sept. 3, 2015, ($30 after) and includes lunch. Pre-registrants will receive an Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day ball cap. The event is an excellent field trip opportunity for public and homeschool high school students. High school students and teachers can attend for $10.Prior to the event, participants are encouraged to review the list of available topics and make plans on which subjects interest them the most. In an effort to help with this task, topics have been grouped into four categories: conservation, forestry, wildlife and small equipment.Sponsors of this event include the University of Georgia Colleges of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Georgia Forestry Commission, Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.For more information or to register, visit www.caes.uga.edu/events/awfd/.last_img read more

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Glacier gymnasts rolls out red carpet at Kootenay Zone Championships

first_imgThe Glacier Gymnastic Club was filled with young competitors as the Heritage City club played host to the 2012 Kootenay Zone Championships last weekend. Teams from Cranbrook, Penticton, Trail, Kimberley, Golden and Creston joined host Glacier club in the two-day event.In the Men’s Provincial Level 3 category Quinn Barron placed first in all events.  Noah Daigle-Arsenault placed second all round with second place finishes in Floor and Pommel Horse. Sam Fisher placed third All Around with a second place finish in Rings and Horizontal Bar.  River Murphy placed second in Parallel Bars.  Chris Lawrence-Jeffery also competed at this level placing fifth on Parallel Bars.Kaz Tahara-Edmonds and Ruedi Kelsch competed in the Men’s Provincial Level 1 Open category with Kaz earning Gold in Floor, Pommel Horse, Rings, Parallel Bars, Horizontal Bar and All Around. Reudi earned gold in Floor, Rings, Parallel Bars and Silver All Around.In the Performance Plus Men’s Category Tavish Cutler earned Gold in Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar with Silver All Around. Cameron Bibby-Fox earned Gold in Horizontal Bar with Silver all round.  Sam Kitch earned Gold in Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar with Silver all round. Coda Punchard earned Gold in Vault with Silver all round.  Koa Wintraub earned Silver in Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar with Silver all round.The High School women’s Level 1 category saw Naomi Mowat-Amiet place second All Around, tying for second place in Bars with Kaya Fraser who also placed third on Vault. Samantha Garbula placed first All Around and first on Vault.  Kano Major turned in a second place finish on Vault and Beam while Trilby Buck placed first on Floor and fourth on Vault.In the Women High School Level 2 category Katie Poetsch placed second All Around with a first place finish on Beam and a second place finish on Floor.Kelly Westerop competed in the Women High School Level 3 category placing first All Around with first place finishes in all events.The Provincial Level 1 Female Tyro category saw Teagan McTague place fifth All Around with a second place finish on Floor and a tie for third on Beam.  Ashley Caponero placed sixth all around  with a fourth place finish on Bars.The Women Provincial Level 1 Novice/Open category had Maddie Sternloff taking first place All Around with a top score in Bars and a tie for first in Floor.  Miranda Boisvert placed second All Around  with a first place finish on Beam and a tie for second place on Vault with Maddie.  Elena Gustafson tied for seventh all round with Megan Poetsch. Elena placed fourth on Floor while Megan placed third on Floor.  Arianna Murphy-Steed came eight all round and tied for third on Beam with Megan Poetsch. In the Women Provincial Level 1 Argo category Versailles McGeady-Bruce placed second All Around with a first place finish on Floor and second place finishes on Bars and Beam. Gwen McCrory placed third All Around earning first on Beam.Sara Tolles and Zoe Crisfield competed in the Women Provincial Level 1 Tyro category.  Sara placed first all round with first place finishes on Beam and Vault while Zoe placed third all round with a first place finish on Bars.The Women Provincial Level 1 Pre-Argo category saw Brianne Stefani earn the Gold medal All Around with Gold awarded for Vault, Beam and Floor, and Silver for Bars. Lennox Lockhurst competed in the Women Provincial Level 1 Argo category placing third All Around with second place finishes on Beam and Floor, and third place finishes on Vault and Bars.In the Women Provincial Level 2 Open competition Julie Poetsch placed third All Around with a second place finish on Floor and third place finishes on Vault and Bars.  Rebecca Benner came sixth all round with a first place finish on Floor and a tie for fourth place on Vault.The Women Provincial Level 2 Novice category saw Bronwyn Sutherland place first All Around with first place finishes on Beam and Floor. Hailey Lothrop placed 6th All Around with a tie for third on Vault and a fourth place finish on Beam.Victoria Lawrence-Jeffery competed in the Women Provincial Level 2 Tyro category and placed first all round with first place finishes on Vault and Beam, second place on Floor and third on Bars.The Women Provincial Level 2 Argo competitors included Alexis Dyck who came second All Around finishing second on Vault and Beam and third on Bars and Floor, and Senna Moroney who came fourth all round finishing second on Bars and Floor.Elisa Clark and Sarah Quinn earned Gold medals in the Women Performance Plus category while Amreesa Bhabra, Ashlynn D’Alessandris, Brynn McTague, Cassidy Turner, Heather B riddle, Maika Houde, Ryley Thompson and Shawnessy Skea earned Silver.The Girl’s Interclub category saw all participants give stellar performances.  The participants in this category were Alexa Anast, Cadence Hergott, Jenna Horton,  Raven Sperling, Dafni VanHellemond, Ella Strongman, Fawn Herzig, Gabriella Hurst, Emma Lake, Sola VanDonselaar, Adonia Martineau, Ayla Sully, Shaelyn Forbes, Heather Potkins, Peyton Whitaker, Kate May, Eliza Jefferson, Hannah Collinson and Allysa Penner.The Women Provincial Level 3 competition resulted in Ella Keelan placing second All Around, earning a first place finish in Bars and second place on Vault, Beam and Floor.  Kylee Dyck placed third all around with a first place finish on Beam and third on Vault, Bars and Floor.last_img read more

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Sport Stacking extraordinaire Sascha MacMillan solid at Worlds

first_imgThe event was won by Josh Hainsel of USA.Sport stacking, which is also known as cup stacking or speed stacking, is an individual and team sport that involves stacking specialized plastic cups in specific sequences.Participants stack cups in pre-determined sequences, competing against the clock or another player.Sequences are usually pyramids of three, six, or ten cups.The governing body setting the rules is the WSSA (World Sport Stacking Association) with the quicker the stacking the better the stacker.Many shoppers frequently Baker Street businesses in Nelson may have noticed MacMillan practising his routine.MacMillan, who used the money raised to cover travel expenses to Korea, placed second, fifth and ninth in the 11-year-old age categories for the three different stacking events.the World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA) was formed in 2001 for the purpose of promoting and governing sport stacking around the world. The Sport Stacking extraordinaire Sascha MacMillan of South Slocan recently returned from Jeonju, South Korea with a 12th overall place finish in the boy’s division at the Sport Stacking Championships.MacMillan, 11, was one of 300 athletes from 18 countries competing in the individuals, doubles and relays during two days of competing.MacMillan, a member of Team Canada who discovered Sport Stacking on YouTube, finished as the top Canadian in the Male Individual Combined 3-3-3, 3-6-3 and cycle stack category.last_img read more

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Minister tapping into business of sports

first_imgSports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says her ministry will be looking to pick up on a feasibility study conducted in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2007 in an effort to make sports a serious foreign-currency earner.In an interview with The Gleaner following welcome home celebrations for the island’s teams to the Carifta swimming and track and field championships, at the VIP Lounge at the Norman Manley International Airport earlier this week, the minister outlined that she hopes to market Jamaica as a sports tourism destination and training facility.”When I became minister in 2007, I had submitted a proposal to UNESCO to do a pre-feasibility study on Jamaica as a training facility for various sporting disciplines. That pre-feasibility study was funded and was actually done by someone from the University of Technology (UTech). The results were submitted to UNESCO and they were about to fund the feasibility study when we demitted office; and so we are gonna pick up where we left off, because I know that Jamaica is a brand and we should exploit that brand,” she outlined.”We can be that training facility, we can be the centre of sports tourism, the centre of culture tourism and we can be the centre of a creative industry, where Jamaica can say to the world, here we have the facilities. We have the infrastructure and we have the people with the skills to be able to provide what you need. Come to Jamaica,” she pointed out.last_img read more

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South Africa, Malawi to beef up trade

first_img11 September 2012 South Africa and Malawi have agreed to facilitate greater private sector interaction in order to boost trade and investment between the two countries, Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim told reporters on Friday. Ebrahim was speaking after a meeting of the Joint Commission for Cooperation between South Africa and Malawi in Pretoria on Friday. Ebrahim co-chaired the meeting with Malawi Foreign Minister Ephraim Mganda Chiume Chiume. “We have noted with great satisfaction the noticeable progress that has been achieved in strengthening the political and economic cooperation between our countries,” Ebrahim said. “Of significance is the increasing number of legal instruments that are being negotiated to facilitate our partnership. In this regard, we agreed to speed up the negotiations so that these instruments could be signed during 2013.” Officials from the two foreign ministries will meet every six months to check up on progress in the trade agreements between Pretoria and Lilongwe. Malawi is South Africa’s ninth largest export destination in Africa and ranked 10th with regard to South Africa’s imports from the continent. Earlier this year, South Africa agreed to extend a loan of US$35-million to the government of Malawi to help with the availability of fuel in that country, following a meeting between President Jacob Zuma and Malawian President Joyce Banda. The loan will be made in three instalments, with the first, of $10-million, having been paid on 24 April. According to the World Bank, from 2005, Malawi enjoyed uninterrupted solid growth for five years in a row, averaging about seven percent, backed by sound economic policies and a supportive donor environment. Growth slowed from a peak of 9.7 percent in 2008 to an estimated 5 percent in 2011. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

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SMB dynasty in the offing

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’? Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES Plenty of Horn for aging Pacquiao View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Alex Cabagnot scored 19 points, had 12 rebounds and 11 assists and became the first local player to complete a triple double in a title series game since Willie Miller of Talk ‘N Text in the 2005 Philippine Cup as he put the icing on the PBA Press Corps-Cignal Finals MVP citation.Cabagnot averaged 20.3 points, eight rebounds and 5.8 assists in the Finals.Charles Rhodes had 30 points and Marcio Lassiter 24 in leading three others with twin digits for San Miguel, counting Chris Ross, the BPC who finished with 14.The season-ending Governors’ Cup starts on July 19 with the Beermen already coming to terms with Wendell McKines as they gun for the sweet treble that sister team San Mig Coffee last completed in 2014 under Tim Cone.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera The mighty Beermen broke away in the second period and never looked back. They had the game under wraps as early as the third canto on the way to overcoming their frustrations of the last two seasons here with a 4-2 victory in the best-of-seven series.More importantly, this batch of Beermen lined itself up for a shot at the Triple Crown which, if completed, will be the franchise’s second after first pulling it off in 1989 with a similarly star-studded team built around the best center at that time, the legendary Ramon Fernandez.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I will tell my team to celebrate and then let’s plan again for the next conference,” Austria said. “Everyone wants that championship and you know what I mean (the Grand Slam).”The Beermen, though, won this series without relying too heavily on the 6-foot-10 June Mar Fajardo, riding the talent of two crack point guards, one of them winning the Best Player of the Conference award two games before and the other running away with the Finals MVP trophy. San Miguel Beer made official talks of a Grand Slam from now on.Brandishing the killers’ instinct that all but doubled the talent of the powerhouse team, San Miguel on Sunday night ripped TNT KaTropa to shreds, 115-91, in Game 6 of the Commissioner’s Cup Finals at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Gameslast_img read more

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David Beckham to be part of London 2012 opening ceremony

first_imgFormer England captain David Beckham has been given a role in Friday’s London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony. The 37-year-old Beckham would not disclose any details of his role as organisers try to keep the ceremony events secret, reports Xinhua.”It is some kind of role in the opening ceremony which I am honoured to be involved in because, obviously, I was involved in the start process with this seven years ago,” Beckham told BBC.”And for Sebastian(Coe) to have kept me involved, I’m very proud of that.””David has been an extraordinary supporter- probably our number one supporter- of the Games from the very beginning and is keen to continue his enthusiastic support right to the end,” Coe, chairman of organising committee said.”He is from East London and knows how important the Games and sport are to young people. He is a great role model.”last_img read more

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2014 Trans Tasman Series – 100 days to go!

first_imgThe countdown is on for one of the most anticipated Trans Tasman Series’ in recent history. Australia will be out to reclaim the Trans Tasman trophy when the 2014 Trans Tasman Series is held at Glen Willow Stadium in Mudgee, New South Wales in just 100 days’ time (Friday, 25 April until Sunday, 27 April 2014). With the 2015 World Cup edging closer, the Trans Tasman event will be the arch rivals’ last chance to battle it out before the World Cup is held in Coffs Harbour in April and May, 2015. Last time they met (Auckland, February 2013), New Zealand claimed the series two divisions to one, with Australia winning the Women’s Open division 3-0, while the Kiwis were victors in the Men’s and Mixed divisions, two games to one. “It [the Trans-Tasman series] is vital,” Touch Football Australia CEO Colm Maguire told the Mudgee Guardian.“It is going to be very busy leading up to the World Cup and not only do we have the Trans-Tasman but there is the State of Origin series in September and the Elite Eight Series before the World Cup.“If they [the players] don’t take the opportunity they have been given, then there are plenty of other people who are pushing their case for selection.”The 2012 event saw the two nations engage with the community through ANZAC Day ceremonies as well as school visits and Touch Football clinics.Maguire says the 2014 event will have a similar feel. “We want to involve the locals as much as possible.“I think the last time it was one of the first events held at the stadium and no one really knew how it was going to go. The Anzac part of it went really well and the school involvement only came about by chance [because of a school touch tournament].“We want to involve the schools and the players of the sport, interact with everyone.”Wednesday, 15 January marks 100 days until the 2014 Trans Tasman Test Series, so what better way to kick off our coverage of the event than a 100 day countdown!Head to the ‘2014 Trans Tasman Series’ tab under ‘Tournaments’ on the top menu of the website for more information in the lead up to the Series. Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au in the lead up to the 2014 Trans Tasman Series as we keep you up-to-date with all of the latest news and information about the event. Check out some of the highlights of the last event played in Mudgee, the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, below. Please click on the link below to read the Mudgee Guardian story: http://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/2022401/maguire-promises-a-touch-of-class-at-trans-tasman/?cs=1233#slide=2 Related Links100 day countdown begins!last_img read more

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10 months agoPSG keeper Buffon: Man Utd? They could buy new players – and change coach

first_imgPSG keeper Buffon: Man Utd? They could buy new players – and change coachby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG goalkeeper Gigi Buffon says they cannot underestimate Champions League opponents Manchester United.The two teams will meet in the round of 16.Buffon said, “No, it’s not an easy draw. Some teams had a complicated draw, others did better. I saw that Juve inherited a difficult draw with Atlético de Madrid. Bayern Munich drew Liverpool. Then there is Barcelona again, Real Madrid. “This is an intermediate draw. We will have to be brave. We will have to have the same mentality as that shown in the last matches of the Champions League. But I will also add that the Champions League resumes only in February, in two months. There can be many things happening. They can change coach, players, there is a transfer window. “In my opinion, this is not the right time to analyse this team.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky, Nigel Hayes and Duje Dukan Are Hanging With Local Elementary Students Today

first_imgFrank Kaminsky on the court against Duke.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – APRIL 06: Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts after falling to the court in the first half against the Duke Blue Devils during the NCAA Men’s Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The No. 5 Wisconsin men’s basketball team last played at Michigan on Saturday and won’t take the court again until this Saturday at Iowa. With some extra free time this week, Badger big men Frank Kaminsky, Nigel Hayes and Duje Dukan are hanging out with the students at Glacier Edge Elementary School in nearby Verona, Wis. All three players spoke with the students as part of the school’s Kindness Week activities. The All-American Kaminsky even took a selfie with some students: #BadgersGiveBack #Notor #NigelHayesA photo posted by Frank Kaminsky (@fskpart3) on Jan 28, 2015 at 9:00am PST Dukan, who is 6-foot-10, tried to blend in with the crowd but it didn’t work out too well.New game: #WheresDuje? pic.twitter.com/GOY5bm3J8V— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) January 28, 2015 Hayes, meanwhile, may not have a future as a comedian judging off this joke, but he does know his state geography. Stand-up comedy with Nigel Hayes #BadgersGiveBackA video posted by Wisconsin Basketball (@badgermbb) on Jan 28, 2015 at 8:39am PSTOne underrated aspect of these photos and video is the impressive jersey game of some of the students at Glacier Edge. The local staples (Wisconsin and the Green Bay Packers) are of course represented, but shoutout to the kid in the sweet Dallas Mavericks throwback, and the two young men who wore the NFL jerseys of Badger alumni Russell Wilson and J.J. Watt.last_img read more

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