UGA Field Day

first_imgCotton and peanut research will be featured at the University of Georgia field day, set for Wednesday, Sept. 9, on the UGA campus in Tifton, Georgia.The Georgia Peanut Commission, Georgia Cotton Commission and the UGA cotton and peanut teams will host the field day, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Lang-Rigdon Farm, located on 230 Rigdon Altman Road, Tifton.The event will showcase current UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research projects being conducted at different research farms in Tifton. Growers will learn the latest information and be able to ask UGA researchers about production of the two crops. “The cotton and peanut research field day allows UGA (Cooperative) Extension and research faculty to update their commodity funding agencies and agricultural clientele of current research projects in cotton and peanuts,” said Scott Monfort, UGA Extension peanut agronomist. “Projects include breeding, entomology, agronomy and plant pathology for both cotton and peanuts.”At 10:50 a.m., the field day will relocate to the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center for a tour of the Rural Development Center (RDC) pivot farm, located across from the conference center. Lunch will be served at 12:45 p.m. at the conference center while UGA cotton and peanut economists discuss their respective commodities. Registration is free, but required. Contact Debbie Rutland at (229) 386-3424 or drutland@uga.edu by Thursday, Sept. 3.last_img read more

Royal IHC to open new office in Croatia

first_imgDutch equipment, vessels and services provider Royal IHC is creating a new office in Pula, Croatia in order “to strengthen its engineering capacity.”Officially opening in September, the office will be supervised by IHC subsidiary IHC Engineering Croatia – based in Rijeka – which specializes in design and engineering services for vessel owners and shipyards.Announcing the creation of its new office on Friday, IHC noted that Pula is well known as one of the main maritime centers in Croatia. IHC’s new local office will allow it to utilize the pool of practical knowledge and maritime engineering experience available in the region.In addition, it will provide engineering support services to IHC’s shipbuilding cluster. It will deliver the full spectrum of basic and detailed engineering services required for the hull design through to outfitting.New job opportunitiesIHC is aiming to grow the office in Pula to a capacity of around 20 experienced engineers by the end of 2018, with further growth planned for the coming year.last_img read more

Construction of the Port of Duqm in Oman (VIDEO)

first_img<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. recently released a video about the Duqm project which involves the creation of an enormous port area that will house, among other things, a bulk terminal and a refinery.The company is executing this engineering, procurement & construct contract for the Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm.Operations began in 2017 with an intensive design and preparation phase, and extensive soil surveys.The work included the construction of a large port basin and an entrance channel with a depth of 18 meters, and the construction of a kilometer-long quay wall and two 400-meter-long jetties.Boskalis started the second phase of the major land reclamation for the port area in the first half of 2019.last_img read more

Why fathers have post-natal depression

first_imgHealthLifestyle Why fathers have post-natal depression by: – May 28, 2011 24 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! By Philippa RoxbyHealth reporter, BBC NewsMen can feel the stress and responsibility of fatherhood weighing heavily on their shouldersA Gloucester man has been acquitted of murdering his six-month-old daughter, after saying he had had post-natal depression. The case of Mark Bruton-Young has put the issue of men who struggle to cope with becoming fathers in the headlines.One out of every seven new mothers has post-natal depression – but, according to the Fatherhood Institute, one out of every 10 fathers are depressed both before and after their baby is born.The peak time for fathers’ depression is thought to be between three and six months after the birth.Like women, they can struggle with the huge life changes a baby brings, says Fatherhood Institute research head Adrienne Burgess.“Hormones, lack of sleep, increased responsibility and general life stresses can apply to men just as much to women,” she said.“And if their partner is depressed, then men are more likely to be too.”Men and women who have pre-existing mental health problems are more at risk of developing depression after the birth of a child.But a father’s depression can begin during pregnancy, when relationships are already changing. Fathers can feel left out while their partner is the focus of increased attention.Association for Post-natal Illness counsellor Liz Wise says: “Women can feel they do things best, like changing a nappy or feeding.“They can be quick to criticise their partners and take over.“They don’t think about how it could undermine a man’s confidence.“In the end their partner will stop offering to help and that could lead to a breakdown of communication and then resentment.”It has also been suggested fatherhood is not recognised as a life-changing event, the way motherhood is.Ms Burgess finds it shocking that fathers are not invited to ante-natal appointments.“When the pregnancy is confirmed, the GP should invite the mother and father to come in.“We need a directive that says you should ask about the women’s partner too.“That way they can pick up if he has any issues.“Then they’re more likely to be able to assess the more vulnerable men.”Both mothers and fathers can feel tired, stressed, emotional, inadequate and guilty as a result of being depressed – but they react to those feelings in different ways, which can make picking up the signs more difficult.It is said that men with depression get mad, while women get sad.Drinking too much, self-medicating and having affairs can all be signs of fathers with depression, say experts.“Men are probably better at bullying the world around them when they are not happy, whereas women tend to internalise more,” says Phillip Hodson, fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.Research also indicates children are at increased risk of emotional and behavioural problems in families where fathers are depressed soon after the birth, the impact can be traced up to the age of 11, and boys are more affected than girls.“If you’re really seriously, clinically depressed you care about nothing,” says Mr Hodson.“Depression is the worst pain imaginable and it’s almost inevitable that someone else has to get involved to get you out of it.”The key is to access that support at the earliest available opportunity.Counselling, psychotherapy, cranial osteopathy, massage and reflexology are all seen as potentially therapeutic, as well as resting, eating properly and writing down feelings in a journal.Ms Wise says men should be treated in the same way as women.“We tell them it’s not uncommon, it’s nothing to be ashamed of and we give them as much information as we can.“Sometimes just acknowledging it works, and counselling and talking about it helps too.”Parenting charity the National Childbirth Trust has produced a leaflet for fathers, called Becoming a Parent.It says: “Remember dads can also suffer from the depression, brought on by anxiety about their new circumstances.“Don’t bottle it up. Speak to your partner and your family and friends. Find out if there are dads’ groups locally that you could meet with.”BBC News Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Odegaard rejoining Real Madrid from Sociedad after Zidane request

first_imgRead Also: Joshua reveals why he visited Nigeria as a non-championThe Norwegian future is said to be linked in to that of Luka Modric in the first-team squad in the Spanish capital, with Odegaard tipped to be the Croatian’s successor in the starting XI.This news looks set to come as a significant blow for Real Sociedad, while it may be possible that Madrid reach an agreement with the club to compensate them for any breached agreement of a second loan season.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… It is claimed that Zidane believes the Norwegian star is ready to be incorporated into Madrid’s first-team straightaway and his return was his first request of this transfer request. Despite a reported agreement between club presidents Florentino Perez and Jokin Apperibay that the loan arrangement of Odegaard at the Basque club would last for a further season, he now looks set to be recalled to the Spanish capital.Odegaard netted seven goals for La Real last season, but the player still must activate the second year of that deal due to La Liga stipulations on loan agreements.center_img Martin Odegaard is set to rejoin Real Madrid from Real Sociedad after a request from Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane, report Marca.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least Once5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowlast_img read more

FA Cup: Batshuayi, Tomori fire Chelsea past Hull

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Rennes want Fikayo Tomori, £25m for Mendy Lampard: Tomori won’t leave Chelsea Chelsea survived a late scare in the FA Cup to overcome Hull City 2-1 at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday. Frank Lampard’s side advanced to the last 16 of the competition after goals from Michy Batshuayi and Fikayo Tomori. Kamil Grosicki scored late on for Hull and although they pushed hard for the equaliser, Chelsea held on. Hull started the game brightly but it was Chelsea who took the lead in the opening six minutes when Batshuayi’s deflected close range effort found the net. Chelsea were close to scoring more goals but Hull goalkeeper George Long twice denied Mason Mount and saved from Marcos Alonso just before the break. The visitors doubled their lead just after the hour mark when Tomori headed in from Ross Barkley’s free kick. With 13 minutes remaining, Hull got themselves back in the game when Grosicki’s free kick deflected off Mateo Kovacic and found the net, but they failed to grab an equaliser.Tags: Chelsea FCFA CupFikayo TomoriFrank LampardHull CityMichy Batshuayilast_img read more

Montigny’s layup lifts Ellsworth girls past MDI in B North prelims

first_img Bio BAR HARBOR — Just when it appeared another regional quarterfinal dream might slip away in inexplicable fashion, Ellsworth’s tried-and-true talisman took control.With just 10.7 seconds remaining in Tuesday’s Northern Maine prelim game against Mount Desert Island, the Ellsworth girls’ basketball team had seen a 10-point fourth-quarter lead evaporate. MDI, which had possession with the game tied at 33, had a chance to take the last shot and overcome a superb second-half effort from the Eagles’ Trinity Montigny for an improbable victory.Inbounding the ball beneath the opposing basket, MDI’s Emily Carter found teammate Elena Alderman with space on the wing. As the Trojans’ sophomore point guard took two steps to the left and dribbled, Montigny saw just enough room to poke the ball free with her right hand.Both players lunged at the ball, but Montigny’s positioning allowed her to corral it and head the other way. Unimpeded as she sprinted toward, there was no stopping Ellsworth’s senior captain from an open layup, a tear-jerking celebration and a win for which the Eagles have been yearning for four years.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMontigny’s steal and layup in the dying seconds Tuesday gave Ellsworth a 35-33 win over MDI in the Class B North preliminary round. The basket with 1.2 seconds left ended a streak of three straight prelim defeats for Ellsworth, whose captain is now headed to the quarterfinals for the first time in her career.“It’s a better feeling than anything in the world,” said Montigny, the Big East Conference’s leading scorer and just one of two members of Ellsworth’s 1,000-point club. “I know I’ve had some milestones this year, but this feels better than anything I’ve ever done.”Although Ellsworth opened the scoring on a Sierra Andrews 3-pointer less than two minutes into the first quarter, Olivia Gray responded with a pair of triples of her own to power seventh-ranked MDI (11-8) to a 9-0 run. Yet the Eagles finished the opening quarter on a 3 from Casey Carter before layups from Montigny and Autumn Paul tied the game at 10 early in the second.With both offenses sputtering late in the first half, the two teams headed to the locker room with the score knotted at 14. Yet with Montigny, who had scored just two points in the first half, scoring seven in the third quarter, the 10th-ranked Eagles (11-8) finished the period on an 11-0 run to take a 25-17 lead.MDI, though, would find its rhythm in the fourth. After Ellsworth went up 10 points with six minutes to play, the Trojans got a 3-pointer from Leah Carroll and a pair of clutch layups from Rachelle Swanson to cut the deficit to 33-28. Then, with the Eagles leading 33-30 with just over a minute to play, Emily Carter hit a 3-pointer to tie the game.“We knew that they were going to start hitting some shots at some point,” Ellsworth head coach Andy Pooler said. “Carroll, [Gray] and Carter come out and start hitting those shots. We just had to keep grinding.”For Ellsworth, that grind came as MDI sought the go-ahead basket in the final minute. It began courtesy of Andrews and Kylie Robidoux, who combined for a block on Elizabeth Jones with 52 seconds to play. Andrews then made another clutch defensive play after MDI got the ball back with 18.9 seconds left as she stuck up her arms in the low post to knock a pass headed for a wide-open Jones out of bounds.That play by Andrews set up MDI’s final offensive possession. Although Montigny had too much ground to cover to stop Alderman from catching the inbound pass, her maneuver struck the perfect balance of avoiding contact and ensuring her the best position to win the race to the loose ball.“I didn’t know that I could steal, but I knew a steal would win, so I was just going for it,” Montigny said. “I didn’t want it to be a foul, so it had to be a clean steal.”Cutting right to give herself the proper angle, Montigny laid the ball off the glass and into the basket and immediately started sprinting toward the Ellsworth bench in celebration. No, the game wasn’t technically over, but with MDI having no timeouts and lacking enough time to attempt a proper shot, it might as well have been.“As soon as that ball went through the hoop, I knew it was game over,” Montigny said. “They weren’t going to get a shot off in a second.”Montigny had a game-high 18 points for Ellsworth, which also got six from Sierra Andrews, four from Jocelyn Jordan, three from Carter and two apiece from Paul and Robidoux. Gray had 13 points to lead MDI.The win came six days after Ellsworth concluded its regular season with a 42-35 loss to MDI on the same Bunny Parady Gymnasium floor. That loss was a bitter pill to swallow for the Eagles at the time, but winning this rematch at the horn on Montigny’s career-defining play — and earning a trip to Bangor in the process — was the ultimate panacea.“It’s poetic,” Pooler said. “It’s been three years we’ve been knocked out in the [prelims], and she deserves to go the Cross Center.”In less than 72 hours, Montigny and the Eagles will do so against No. 2 Waterville (17-1), one of Class B’s most complete teams. The Eagles’ quarterfinal matchup with the Panthers is scheduled to tip off at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.“We’re going to go in as the underdog, but that’s what we did today, and we pulled it out,” Montigny said. “I can’t wait.” Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. 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Roland-Jones hat-trick leads Middlesex to County title

first_imgTOBY Roland-Jones took a hat-trick to lead Middlesex to the English County Championship title with a dramatic 61-run victory over Yorkshire at Lord’s yesterday.Yorkshire, chasing 240 for a win that would have secured the trophy for the third year in a row, collapsed to 178 all out, Roland-Jones claiming the final two wickets in successive deliveries to clinch victory with less than five overs to spare. The right-arm seamer also claimed a wicket with the last ball of his previous over.Somerset, who beat Nottinghamshire on Thursday, would have won the title for the first time if the game at Lord’s had ended in a draw.That looked the likely outcome when Yorkshire laboured to 153 for five but Roland-Jones completed figures of six for 54 as the visitors lost their last five wickets for 18 runs to give Middlesex the trophy for the first time since 1993.“The way the day went, it was a bit up and down,” Roland-Jones told Sky Sports. “I think we set them a pretty good chase.“At different stages they looked like they were going well. For it to finish like that is an unbelievable feeling.”Roland-Jones, called into the England Test squad this year, bowled Andrew Hodd and Ryan Sidebottom with the first two balls of his 13th over to seal victory.“There’s been so much hard work over the past five years,” the 28-year-old said.“We’ve been on an upward curve and to finish it off like this and finally manage to get there – I’m sure we’ll enjoy it tonight.”Middlesex, unbeaten in the championship all season, finished four points ahead of Somerset with Yorkshire 15 points further back in third.last_img read more

Trojans finish 11th at NCAA championships

first_imgThe No. 13 USC men’s swimming and diving team finished 11th overall at the NCAA championships at Ohio State’s McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, topping off its season with strong improvements both as a team and as individual members.Group effort · Sophomore James White teamed up with senior Zoltan Povazsay, junior Emmett Walling and sophomore Jeff Daniels to finish this weekend’s 400-yard freestyle relay in 2:54.88, good enough to place 12th overall. The foursome nearly set a school record in the preliminaries. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily Trojan “While we fell a bit short of our goal of top 10 this season for the men, we clearly are making inroads toward breaking into the top 10 with an eye on the top five soon,” said USC coach Dave Salo.The competition’s start was delayed 24 hours, as 18 student-athletes and one coach were being treated at Ohio State for a possible gastrointestinal illness Tuesday and Wednesday.When the event kicked off Friday, junior Clement Lefert led the team by finishing third in the 500-yard freestyle with a 4:13.77. Lefert had a comfortable lead throughout the race until the final 50 yards, where he was overtaken by Conor Dwyer of Florida (4:13.64) and Jean Basson of Arizona (4:13.65); a mere .13 seconds separated the top-three finishers. This marked USC’s best performance in the 500-yard freestyle at the NCAA championships since Olympic medalist Larsen Jensen won the event in 2007.“Clement did his thing and almost won the 500,” USC assistant coach Jeremy Kipp said. “But he also gained incredible experience that will help him contend next season for the 500 title.”Junior Richard Charlesworth made the consolation final in the 500-yard freestyle and came in eighth in his race with a time of 4:23.88 (16th overall). That time was, however, four seconds slower than his preliminary performance (4:19.09).Sophomore diver Harrison Jones just missed qualification for the 1-meter springboard final after finishing ninth in the preliminaries (364.20). He went on to finish tied for seventh in the consolation final with a score of 355.15, to tie for 15th overall. Jones also just missed out on making the final in platform but ended up winning the consolation final and finishing ninth overall with 376.40 points.“Despite illness into the last day of competition, Harrison Jones came away with an outstanding result in the platform event,” Salo said.On Saturday, the Trojans came in sixth in the 800-yard freestyle relay (6:20.87). The Trojans won this event at the 2010 Pac-10 championships but this time used a different team with regulars Lefert, senior Zoltan Povazsay, sophomore co-captain Patrick White and freshmen Nick Karpov replacing senior co-captain James Martin. Texas won the race in 6:12.77.Lefert and White both missed qualifying for the final of the 200-yard freestyle, taking ninth (1:34.11) and 15th (1:35.02) in the preliminaries, respectively. Lefert won the consolation final (1:33.84), finishing ninth overall with a time that would have placed him sixth in the A-final. White came in third in the same consolation final, finishing 11th overall with a time of 1:34.69.Sophomore Dillon Connolly and junior Emmett Walling both swam in the consolation final of the 100-yard breaststroke, where Connolly took fifth (13th overall) in 53.35 while Walling came in eighth (16th overall) in 54.02.Sunday’s competition saw Charlesworth become the sixth-fastest miler in USC history; he posted a season best of 14:54.51 and came ninth overall, touching just 0.80 seconds out of top eight.Lefert scored in his third individual event of the competition in the 200-yard butterfly where he finished in 1:44.15.“Clement Lefert was clearly our standout performer,” Salo said.The Trojan 400-yard freestyle relay of Walling, White Povazsay and sophomore Jeff Daniels finished 12th with a time of 2:54.88.USC finished with 116.5 points at the NCAA championships, which marked the team’s final collegiate competition of the season.“We did well, but the coaches are already looking forward to next season,” Kipp said.last_img read more