UGA Insect Zoo

first_imgThe University of Georgia Bug Dawgs of the UGA Entomology Department are hosting the 28th Annual Insect Zoo Open House on Friday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus in Athens.The event is open to the public and will be held on D.W. Brooks Drive in front of the UGA Miller Plant Science building.The Insect Zoo will feature several activities including a photo booth, live bug exhibits, roach races, a butterfly release and more. Face painting, insect painting and other arts and crafts are scheduled for children. In addition, there will be a lottery with several prizes including Beats headphones, a UGA football signed by the team, downtown Athens gift cards and more. Daring visitors to the event can try snacks made from insects. “The Insect Zoo’s hands-on approach to learning makes this 28th annual community open house very exciting, as it offers an interactive and engaging experience for visitors. The Insect Zoo hopes to teach people to appreciate insects and understand their importance in our lives,” said Marianne Shockley Cruz, a UGA entomologist.Part of the UGA Department of Entomology, UGA Bug Dawgs, strives to educate the local community and spread awareness of entomology-related topics, causes and issues. The UGA Insect Zoo brings living insects, centipedes, millipedes, scorpions and spiders, as well as museum specimens from Georgia and other parts of the world, to schools, libraries, organizations or community centers for interactive display.For more information, email entomolo@uga.edu.last_img read more

EatingWell Media wins three James Beard awards

first_imgAbout EatingWell: EatingWell Media Group (EWMG) is a fast-growing, independently owned media company and a leading source of science-based nutrition advice, delicious, easy and healthy recipes and useful shopping information. The company has rapidly diversified from producing its flagship bimonthly EatingWell Magazine (which now reaches more than 1.8 million readers) to multiple formats, including a content-rich website (www.eatingwell.com(link is external)) that reaches 2 million unique visitors a month, consumer cookbooks and health books, content and brand licensing, digital and custom publishing. EatingWell,EatingWell Media Group, publisher of EatingWell Magazine, EatingWell books and EatingWell.com, won an unprecedented three James Beard Awards on Friday, May 6, in New York City.It was the only magazine publisher to win three awards, dubbed the ‘Oscars’ in food journalism, from the James Beard Foundation. EatingWell, based in Charlotte, Vermont, earned two journalism awards and one book award. Three books from Ten Speed Press won and New York Magazine won two awards, one for an article and one for its Grub Street blog.The Simple Art of EatingWell (Countryman Press) by Jessie Price and the Editors of EatingWell took the Cookbook with Healthy Focus award. The 520-page compendium of tips, techniques and recipes for healthy eating was up against finalists The Very Best Recipes for Health from The New York Times’s Martha Rose Shulman and Clean Start: Inspiring You to Eat Clean and Live Well by Terry Walters.In addition to EatingWell’s award, Vermonter Barry Estabrook won a medal for an individual food blog for politicsoftheplate.com.The journalism awards were open to entries from all media. For the second year in a row, EatingWell Magazine won the category Health and Nutrition. The 2011 award went to Rachael Moeller Gorman for her article ‘Captain of the Happier Meal’ (June 2010), a profile of scientist Joe Hibbeln and his research linking omega-3s with depression. The two other finalists were Peter Jaret’s Runner’s World story ‘Pasta Perfect’ and Joe Fassler’s multipart TheAtlantic.com coverage of the egg contamination scare.‘Sea Change’ (April 2010), marine biologist Carl Safina’s eye-opening article about the benefits of eating smaller fish, won in the Environment, Food Politics, and Policy category. Runners-up included Barry Estabrook’s Gastronomica article ‘A Tale of Two Dairies’ and Monica Eng’s Chicago Tribune piece ‘CPS Won’t Let Kids Eat Their Vegetables.’‘Each of these wins represents one of the core values we stand for: good food, good health and sustainability,’ said Editorial Director Lisa Gosselin. ‘We’re especially proud that our small team of editors from an independent Vermont-based media group is being recognized for producing the top food and health content in the country.’last_img read more

How to get moving after a long weekend

first_imgWe all can admit we love holidays, vacations and long weekends. But, the hardest part about these treats is the reality facing us around the corner, returning to the office. It can be incredibly difficult to get back into the groove, but we’re here to help! Consider these tips for bouncing back from time away from work.Take it slowWe all move a little slower the morning we have to jump back into our routine, and that’s understandable. The key to getting back on track is accepting it will take a little time to get yourself back in a structured mindset. It’s hard for your mind and body to go from sleeping in and relaxing to office hours and a hectic workflow. So be patient with yourself, and others, and concentrate on getting organized and readjusted.PrioritizeWe’ve talked about prioritizing top priorities and there’s no better time to focus on this than after a break from work. Remember things will have undoubtedly piled up while you were away so don’t expect to tackle every task in front of you. Instead focus on what’s timely and most important and cross those off the list first. Get what you can done on your first day back but also plan out the rest of the week and how you want to accomplish the rest of what’s on the docket.Resume your routineSome of us are better than others at staying structured. Generally, sticking to a routine helps us to be more productive and more focused. Therefore, even though you’ve been off work, been sleeping in, staying up late, and avoiding exercise, it’s time to snap back into what we’re more used to. So, resume your healthy habits and you’ll be on your way to getting back on track at work. 21SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Adult female anoa, two calves die at breeding facility in North Sulawesi

first_imgThe North Sulawesi Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) has revealed the death of a female anoa ‒ an endangered animal native to Sulawesi ‒ and two baby anoas in March at the government-run Anoa Breeding Centre in Manado, North Sulawesi. The Manado Environment and Forestry Research and Development Agency, which runs the facility, had previously been adamant not to talk about the animals’ death.“A 9.5-year-old anoa named Ana and her unborn calf died on March 7,” North Sulawesi BKSDA head Noel Layuk told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.Noel said that earlier that day, Ana, who had been pregnant for nine months, was in a healthy condition and had yet to show signs of giving birth.“During a checkup, Ana was still seen lying down and interacting with other anoas. There were no changes in behavior and no signs of fluid that indicated she was going to give birth,” he said.Read also: Where are the anoas? Central Sulawesi’s midget buffaloes no longer in sightThe next morning, Ana and her unborn baby were found dead, with Ana’s body caught in the cage.“She was most likely having difficulty getting her body free and became exhausted, causing shortness of breath leading to death. We estimate that it occurred at night when it was dark and raining so the CCTV could not capture the event,” said Noel.The breeding center reported the death of two anoas to the North Sulawesi BKSDA on March 8.Noel added that another calf had also died.”A newborn to a 10-year-old anoa named Denok had died. It was her third calf,” he said, without further elaboration on the time of death.Read also: Conservation hopes high after third anoa born at breeding centerContacted separately on Tuesday, an officer at the center who refused to be identified, declined to comment about the death of Denok’s newborn and even asked the Post not to expose the incident.The center was established by the Environment and Forestry Ministry in 2015 to help boost the declining population of anoa due to hunting and deforestation.The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) included the anoa on its red list of endangered species in 1986. The anoa is also a protected species according to the 1990 law on the conservation of natural resources and ecosystems.There are less than 2,500 adult anoas in Sulawesi’s forests, according to IUCN data. Meanwhile, the breeding center has 10 adult anoas ‒ three males and seven females ‒ as well as three calves, which were born in 2017 and 2018. (aly)Topics :last_img read more

Shell lifts second Otakikpo cargo

first_imgLekoil has informed that its second export from the Otakikpo offshore field in Nigeria has been lifted.According to Lekoil, around 250,000 barrels of gross production have been lifted from the FSO Ailsa Craig by Shell Trading, a subsidiary of Shell.In an update on Monday, Lekoil said it was due to receive its share of the payment for this crude within the next month.“With regular liftings from Otakikpo underway, the Company does not intend to provide updates for each export. The company expects to provide export updates concurrent with the Company’s reporting dates going forward,” Lekoil said.Current production at Otakikpo is approximately 5,500 bopd. The company said it  continued to focus on ramping up to Phase One target production of 10,000 bopd.last_img

Extended hours in Ripley County for tax payments

first_imgVersailles, In. — The Ripley County Treasurer’s Office has announced expended office hours during tax collection.Monday, November 6 through Wednesday, November 8 the office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Thursday, November 9 and Monday, November 13 the office will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The office will be closed on Friday, November 10.Taxes are due by Monday, November 13. For more information please call 812-689-6352.last_img

Tyson confirms date for comeback fight against Roy Jones

first_img Loading… Mike Tyson, the former world heavyweight champion who retired in 2005, said Thursday he will make a comeback at age 54, fighting Roy Jones Jr. on September 12 in Los Angeles. On his Legends Only League website, Tyson announced the eight-round exhibition bout against Jones, a 51-year-old fighter who briefly held the heavyweight title and has fought consistently into his 50s. “It’s just going to be amazing,” Tyson said on a video call on ESPN. Tyson shrugged off any notion of danger for serious injury for himself or Jones, saying that California rules will require they both wear headgear for the fight. “We’re both accomplished fighters,” Tyson said. “We know how to protect ourselves. We’ll be alright.” Tyson finished 50-6 with 44 knockouts while Jones, who last fought in February 2018, is 66-9 with 47 knockouts.Advertisement Within a year, Tyson was the undisputed champion and dominated the division, earning his nickname as “The Baddest Man on the Planet” and going 37-0.But in February 1990 at Tokyo, Tyson suffered a 10th-round knockout at the hands of James “Buster” Douglas in a stunning upset.He was arrested for rape in 1991 and convicted in 1992, serving three years in prison before his 1995 release and return to the ring.Tyson regained the title but lost twice to Evander Holyfield, disqualified the second time for biting his rival’s ear, earning a suspension that kept him sidelined for 18 months.He had one last chance at the heavyweight crown, losing to Britain’s Lennox Lewis in 2002, and retired after six rounds against Kevin McBride in 2005 in his final fight, days shy of his 39th bithday.“I’ve been through some experiences and now I’m back here,” Tyson said. “I’ve taken care of my body.”Jones has done much the same since winning his first middleweight title in 1993 and rolled through the super middleweight and light heavyweight ranks at 49-1 before dropping three fights in a row in 2004-2005. Read Also: Serie A: Ekong’s Udinese delay Juventus title celebrationHis championship run included a 2003 victory over John Ruiz for the World Boxing Association heavyweight title, a crown he never defended before rejoining the light heavyweight ranks.Jones fought at least once a year into 2018 but has spent more time as a commentator than fighter in recent years.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Tyson vowed it would be competitive rather than for show – “we’re showing our skills and fighting” – and said he wants to recapture the fearsome form he once displayed. “It’s 100% of it looking to be Mike Tyson in the ring,” Tyson said. “I’ve got one speed – forward.” In a battle for the aged, Tyson said he wants to show older can still mean exciting in the sports realm. “It’s because I can do it and I believe other people believe they can do it,” Tyson said. “We aren’t washed up. Somebody says over-age is washed up but they have a bigger fan base than the guys who are training now.” Tyson envisions elder statesmen events of mixed martial arts and NBA fame, mentioning such former NBA stars as Dennis Rodman and Allen Iverson. Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history at 20 years and four months when he stopped Trevor Berbick in the second round in 1986 to win the World Boxing Council crown. Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Best Cars Of All Time10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love Anyways10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look Irresistiblelast_img read more

Jerald Harris does a wing dance at Waynesboro

first_imgBy Jim HainesWAYNESBORO, Va. (April 23) – The Harris boys are trying some new wing mounts on their cars and they seem to be working as Jerald Harris went to the front and stayed there in Saturday’s Virginia Sprint Series feature at Eastside Speedway.Harris became the third different winner in as many IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car events this season when the tour made its first of four visits to Waynesboro.Tony Harris and Bill Rice paced the field at the start with Tony Harris out front on the low line with Rice taking his high line. Jerald Harris made his way to third and worked on Rice until getting by on lap five, taking off after Tony leaving Rice to battle Humphries.Jerald Harris dove low and to the lead as Tony Harris was getting loose and had to hold off Hum­phries. Jerald Harris was pacing the field as Humphries got under Tony Harris, but lost it the follow­ing turn and took Tony Harris with him.Jerald Harris took off after the quick yellow and Troy Severin got by Glenn Worrell for second and that’s how it would stay.Feature results – 1. Jerald Harris; 2. Troy Severin; 3. Glenn Worrell; 4. Brian Lawson; 5. An­thony Linkenhoker; 6. Kevin Fletcher; 7. Daren Bolac; 8. Michael Keeton; 9. J.D. Coats; 10. Josh Perreault; 11. Tony Harris; 12. Bill Rice; 13. Tom Humphries.last_img read more

‘Historic humiliation’: Spanish media flay Barca after Bayern debacle

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi The Spanish media showed no mercy to Barcelona after their epic 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.The media called for huge changes at the club after a night that will be difficult to erase from their memory. “Historic humiliation,” cried the cover of Barcelona-based newspaper Sport, adding: “A ridiculous Barca suffered its biggest defeat in Europe, ending a lamentable season without a trophy for the first time in 12 years.”Daily Mundo Deportivo described the defeat on its cover as: “A shameful end to an era,” also declaring that coach Quique Setien would be immediately sacked and that president Josep Maria Bartomeu would call an election imminently.National newspaper AS used the same headline as Sport, adding: “The disaster against Barca opens up a crisis with far-reaching consequences at every level of the club.”Marca used the word “shame” on its cover, adding that Setien, who was hired in January to try and restore some style and flair to the team, had “one foot and a half out of the door”.Sport gave defender Nelson Semedo a rating of one out of 10 after he was tormented by Alphonso Davies in the build-up to the fifth goal scored by Joshua Kimmich. It gave Setien a rating of zero, adding: “He cannot spend one more day in Barca’s dugout.”AS also said Setien’s days at the club were numbered, adding that former Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino was waiting in the wings.This was in spite previously saying he would never coach Barca due to his loyalty to former club Espanyol.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Bayern MunichFC Barcelonamediasocial mediaUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Mourinho hails Cech as world’s best

first_img The 31-year-old joined from Rennes in 2004 and displaced Carlo Cudicini, who the previous season was voted Chelsea’s player of the year, to make his debut in the opening match of Mourinho’s tenure against Manchester United. “Petr came here very, very young and immediately, first game of the season, Chelsea-Man United, clean sheet,” said Mourinho, ahead of Saturday’s match with Cardiff. Press Association Jose Mourinho hailed Petr Cech as the world’s number one goalkeeper on Friday ahead of the Czech Republic stopper’s 300th Barclays Premier League match for the Blues. “It’s a very good problem. Our goal is safe and financially we are also very safe because their value in the market is the value of the best.” As for the prospect of one of the goalkeepers leaving, Mourinho added: “We control the situation. Not Barcelona. Not Atletico. Not another team that can be interested in one of our goalkeepers. “We don’t have a problem. Teams with a problem are teams without good goalkeepers.” Cech has spent the majority of his Chelsea career behind a defence which has included John Terry, unless the captain has been injured or suspended. Terry has endured a turbulent time since Mourinho’s 2007 departure – the Anton Ferdinand racism row, twice losing the England captaincy, injury and missing a penalty in the 2008 Champions League final – but the Portuguese believes he is nearing a return to his best. “I never said that I saved his career,” Mourinho said. “I was in Italy, I was in Spain, always with an eye for Chelsea, especially my ex-players. I was questioning myself what is happening, why he was not performing. “It was a question mark for me when I arrived but since the beginning I’ve found him in very good condition. “He’s recovering his self-esteem, he’s recovering the feeling of being an important player for the team, which is a feeling that he lost in the last couple of years. “That’s good for him, that’s good for me.” Terry made himself unavailable for England during the Ferdinand affair. Asked if the centre-back retired from international duty too early, Mourinho said: “That’s something personal. “If I was a football player I think I would wait for the national team to say ‘we don’t need you any more’. That’s just my personal feeling. I would wait. “For sure he has reasons that push him (to make) that decision.” Chelsea’s clash with Cardiff is the first of five matches in 15 days for the Blues, where Mourinho will use much of his squad. Fernando Torres is available again following a knee injury, but Ashley Cole (ribs) and Andre Schurrle (leg) are out and doubtful for Tuesday’s Champions League match at Schalke. If Mourinho has been bored during the recent hiatus, Cardiff have endured a tumultuous time. Head of recruitment Iain Moody was replaced by 23-year-old Kazakhstani Alisher Apsalyamov. Mourinho does not expect the Cardiff players to have been affected and believes it is an issue only for Cardiff boss Malky Mackay and owner Vincent Tan. “I don’t think it’s a problem for the dressing room,” Mourinho said. “They come with good feeling, so for me that’s a story for Mackay and for the owner, not for the boys.” “The book is full of clean sheets and the guy is fantastic. His work ethic is amazing. I think he’s a very young goalkeeper.” Mourinho’s belief that Cech has years ahead of him as a top-level goalkeeper means he is prepared for a quandary at the end of the campaign. Belgium goalkeeper Thibault Courtois is currently on his third season-long loan spell at Atletico Madrid and has attracted overtures from Barcelona. The 21-year-old Courtois joined from Genk on a five-year deal in 2011 and has two years left on his contract come the end of the season. Mourinho, for now, is relaxed about the upcoming decision. “In this moment I don’t think about it,” the Portuguese said. “It’s a good decision. We have the best goalkeeper in the world and the best young goalkeeper in the world. “I don’t think many people disagree with me. If somebody disagrees it will not be by far. last_img read more