4-H center improved

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaA rededication ceremony is planned for August 7 at the Jekyll 4-HCenter on Jekyll Island, Ga. The ceremony officially marks thecompletion of a $1.5 million renovation project at the center,which hosts more than 10,000 Georgia students each year.Operated by UGA’s College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences, the Jekyll 4-H Center is one of five 4-H centers locatedacross the state. Previously operated as a resort hotel, thecollege began leasing the hotel from the State of Georgia/JekyllIsland Authority in 1982. Students first used the facility in1983.”We realized in late February that major repairs were required,”said Arch Smith, assistant leader of the Georgia 4-H Program. “And it was time to modify the building to reflect the currentuse.”4-H campers were housed in neighboring motels during the month ofJune, so the 4-H programs at Jekyll continued withoutinterruption. With the renovations complete the center is nowopen to serve 4-Hers across the state.The rededication ceremony officially announcing the completion ofthe project is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7. The ceremony will be followed by a tour of the Jekyll 4-H Centerat 1 p.m.UGA President Michael Adams and UGA CAES Dean and Director GaleBuchanan will be among the day’s speakers.”We are excited about the new and improved Jekyll 4-H Center,”said Buchanan. “The renovations will allow the center tocontinue to serve students in this area of the state for summercamp, youth conferences and environmental education programs foryears to come.”last_img read more

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Etebo’s Getafe Champions League charge falters with Espanyol draw

first_img Getafe have now won just once in their last six games. “You have to say it is a slip-up,” said Getafe goalkeeper David Soria afterwards. “We were with an extra player for a long time and perhaps a little bit of anxiety creeps in when you have an extra man. You rush your chances and maybe that played a part. It’s true, we’re not on a good run.” Ogenekaro Etebo’s Getafe dropped more points in the race for Champions League qualification on Tuesday after they failed to break down struggling Espanyol despite their opponents playing most of the 0-0 draw with 10 men. Espanyol battled to a well-deserved goalless draw at Getafe The stalemate represents a missed opportunity for Jose Bordalas’ side and they could even have lost to Espanyol, who are building momentum after returning from the three-month suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. Getafe stay fifth, level on points with fourth-placed Real Sociedad, who will play their game in hand away at Alaves on Thursday. Getafe could also be overtaken if Atletico Madrid win on Wednesday against Osasuna. Espanyol move to within two points of safety and after resuming with a 2-0 victory over Alaves on Saturday, their point against a top-four hopeful will be welcome. They will particularly satisfied given their defender Bernardo Espinosa was sent off in the 16th minute for throwing his hand into the face of Damian Suarez. Espanyol coach Abelardo Fernandez hurled a bottle down in frustration but his team rallied and were never really made to feel uncomfortable by Getafe, who managed only four shots on target. Their best chance came in stoppage time but Espanyol’s goalkeeper Diego Lopez made an excellent double save, denying Angel Rodriguez’s header and then the follow-up from Marc Cucurella. Read Also: Bundesliga: Bayern clinch eighth straight title with Bremen win Elsewhere, Villarreal stayed in the hunt for the European places by beating Real Mallorca 1-0. Carlos Bacca’s early finish leaves Villarreal seventh, three points from fourth. Mallorca remain 18th. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

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Potential comeback, first half hat tricks and more takeaways from Syracuse’s 13-10 loss to Notre Dame

first_img Published on March 30, 2019 at 2:21 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+ SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A nine-goal lead for Notre Dame at halftime seemed to have finally sunk Syracuse before it even had a chance to lead a patented late-game comeback.In the previous three games, the Orange had come back from four-goal deficits with fourth-quarter runs, winning all three. But after getting crushed by the Irish in the first 30 minutes, the game felt truly out of reach. No. 8 Syracuse (5-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) lost, 13-10. The Orange got behind by too much, too early, to come back and top No. 12 Notre Dame (5-3, 1-1) on Saturday at Arlotta Stadium. The Irish rode strong performances from their attack and built too big a lead for SU to ultimately overcome. Comeback falls short, finallySyracuse had been walking the tightrope for three-straight games. Going down, clawing back and eking out wins. It was bound to backfire eventually.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDown by eight at the half, SU seemed fully doomed. Notre Dame dominated possession, shots and turnovers in the first half. The Orange barely played any offense.But the Orange rode a seven-goal run spanning nearly two quarters to make the game as close as 11-9. It seemed, for a minute, as if the Orange would test their opponent again. Inevitably, though, Notre Dame kept SU at arms length long enough to come out on top.First half hat tricksBryan Costabile’s shot whipped past Drake Porter’s head, rippling the twine behind it and prompting a roar from the green-and-gold clad fans at Arlotta Stadium. With 8:32 remaining in the second quarter, Costabile had just wrapped up a first-half hat trick and put the Irish ahead, 8-1. A little more than four minutes later, Brendan Gleason hugged a mob of teammates as he notched a third score to put the Fighting Irish ahead, 11-2, completing his first-half hat trick. By games end, Costabile finished with five goals as Gleason tallied three and an assist himself. The one-two punch of Costabile and Gleason buried the Orange early and finished them off late. Costabile racked up two goals in a row to quell a seven-goal run from SU that shrank the Irish lead to two. From start to finish, when they needed a goal, the Irish went to one of the two, usually with good results.Goalie swapAfter allowing 11 goals in a half and making only six saves, SU junior goalie Drake Porter was benched in favor of redshirt sophomore Luke Strang.Porter, who has played nearly every minute for the Orange this season, put in his worst half of work on Saturday, struggling to stop open look after open look. A fair share of blame rests with the defense for the poor performance, but Strang’s second half made the switch worth it.Strang started the second half by walling off the Irish entirely in the third quarter, making saves on long shots high in the corner, bounces and door-step jams. When it came his way, he saved it, for the most part.Eventually, the Irish went to the man up, when Costabile closed the game, but until that point, Strang held firm, showing he’s every bit as capable in net. Commentslast_img read more

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Serb Sredojevic quits as Uganda coach in pay row

first_imgMicho announces he is quitting Uganda Cranes, July 29, 2017 – PHOTO LOUIS JADWONGKampala, Uganda | AFP |  Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic resigned as Uganda coach on Saturday, six months after leading the team to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 38 years.The 47-year-old Serbian confirmed he was terminating his contract with the Cranes in a row over unpaid salary allowances totalling 216 million shillings ($64,000).“I have been patient and working under very difficult conditions. Today I have resigned because I and FUFA (Federation of Uganda Football Association) have stretched limits,” Sredojevic told AFP on Saturday.FUFA president Moses Magogo confirmed the departure of the Serbian coach after four years in charge of the national team.Sredojevic joined the Cranes in May 2013 after being sacked as the head coach of Rwanda, and successfully qualified Uganda for their first Cup of Nations since 1978.Uganda were knocked out in the first round of the tournament held in Gabon after two losses and a draw in Group D. They are still in contention to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia, with a key game in Egypt to come next month. Share on: WhatsApp RELATED STORYlast_img read more

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Listen To Your Children’s Concerns Over Recent Murder of Mother of…

first_imgIn the aftermath of the Asbury Park shooting Tuesday, when Neptune police Sgt. Philip Seidle was accused of shooting to death the mother of his nine children – his ex-wife – Tamara Seidle, in front of their youngest daughter, experts say parents’ and schools’ primary concern should be to help children talk about and cope with the traumatic news.Liz Rudder from CPC Behavioral Healthcare recommends that parents provide a comfortable environment for their children when they are discussing a traumatic event.“The goal is to be honest and open with dialogue,” Rudder said. “Communicating facts without the full detail is recommended.”It is essential to know what happened, but not necessarily the grim, gruesome details of it all.“Reassuring children that they are safe is extremely important,” Rudder said. “It isimpossible to protect kids from everything, especially since news is easily accessible through different outlets.”Shock ripped throughout Monmouth County, as news of the shooting became the lead story of local news outlets and quickly rose to national news prompting schools to take steps to help children cope with the event.Dr. Michael Lake, the Superintendent of Neptune Township School District, has taken a number of measures to ease student trauma. He arranged for a grief counseling team to come into the high school Wednesday morning and a crisis response team will be in school for the remainder of the week. Lake said the team will meet with the administration and provide guidance to students and teachers who are suffering from the crisis.The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office arraigned and formally charged Philip Seidle Wednesday with first-degree murder, second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child Wednesday.A judge denied the motion by Philip Seidle’s lawyer to reduce his bail, which is currently set at $2 million with no 10 percent option.He is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution without parole and faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, or a minimum of 30 years, subject to the “No Early Release Act” requiring him to serve 85 percent of the sentence imposed before becoming eligible for release on parole.As Tamara Seidle was fleeing from her ex-husband, who was driving a 2005 Honda Pilot, her 2012 Volkswagen Jetta crashed into a parked car on Sewall Avenue, according to LeMieux.Philip Seidle got out of his vehicle, pulled out his .40-caliber Glock service handgun, approached the driver’s side of the Jetta and shot his ex-wife multiple times, LeMieux said.“He does this while his own daughter is located in his passenger seat – in his vehicle,” LeMieux told the judge.As Asbury Park police, who responded at 11:26 a.m. to an unrelated motor vehicle accident, arrived at the scene, they watched Seidle shoot multiple times into the car and did not pull their weapons. Seidle then put the gun to his head. At that point, police talked him into letting officers retrieve his 7-year old daughter from the passenger side of his Silver Honda Pilot and bring her to safety.Seidle then moved to the front of the Jetta, firing several more shots through the windshield at Tamara Seidle, and then pointed the gun at his head provoking a 20-to 25-minute standoff with police.He surrendered to police at 11:52 a.m., according to the release. Investigators from multiple departments were at the scene including Asbury Park, Neptune Township, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Service.The case is assigned to Monmouth County First Assistant Prosecutor Marc LeMieux. Monmouth County Detective John Leibfried and Asbury Park Detective Dan Kowsaluk are investigating.The couple, divorced May 27, had nine children together between the ages of 7 and 24.A meeting was held with Township Administrator Vito Gadaleta in hopes of putting together a task force of individuals who will provide financial help and stability for the Seidle children. A township wide fundraising appeal will take place and Neptune police have pledged to help.Lake said the Seidle children were school leaders as they were involved in extracurricular activities including sports, and Mrs. Seidle was a well-known mother at the Neptune Township schools.Not only was Mrs. Seidle involved with the schools, but she was also a “pillar of faith” within the Mother of Mercy Parish community, said the Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton David M. O’Connell, C.M.Tamara Seidle was the coordinator of religious education at the parish in Asbury Park.“Our minds cannot fathom the horror that transpired when Tamara Seidle was shot and killed in front of her own seven-year old daughter on Tuesday morning in Asbury Park,” O’Connell said in a press release.“Tamara had been such a pillar of faith within the community of Mother of Mercy Paris. The broken hearts of all those who knew her and worked with her, both in the parish and across the Diocese, are struggling with unimaginable and inconsolable grief at her loss.”The accused murderer is a 22-year veteran of the Neptune Township Police Department and was first hired as a patrolman in July 1993. He was promoted to sergeant in the Patrol Division in January 2009. He was also a veteran of the United States Navy, serving from March 1986 until his honorable discharge in November 1990.“(Philip Seidle) was an exemplary model of what a police officer should be,” Sofia Guerra, owner and editor at Always Catholic blog, said. “His kind personality, yet commanding presence quelled many disputes at a local hot spot.” Guerra said she is absolutely shocked that this happened, as she has known Seidle as a long time Neptune resident.Connor White, Joey Dominguez and Samantha Caramela contributed to this storylast_img read more

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Local Lawyer Takes Racetrack’s Sports Betting Case To U.S. Supreme Court

first_imgBy John Burton |LITTLE SILVER — The future of Monmouth Park could rest in the hands of lawyer and Two River area resident Ronald J. Riccio as he prepares to offer arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court later this year.Riccio, who lives in Little Silver, is continuing to prepare for his turn at what is often considered a highpoint of a legal career, getting to present a case before the nine members of the nation’s highest court, squaring off before some other heavy-hitting legal talent.This will be his first appearance before the Supreme Court during his 47-year legal career, “So, this is very exciting,” he said.“I think it would be safe to say,” offered Riccio, who is 71, “every lawyer would relish the opportunity to have a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.”But, he stressed, this is quite a serious matter that has both constitutional importance and real world ramifications.“So, this is not just some academic discussion on constitutional principles,” he maintained. “There are people who are depending on the successful outcome of this case and live with the threat of losing their livelihoods hanging over their heads every day.”The case at hand concerns a longstanding legal battle over preventing New Jersey, and most other states, from allowing sports betting. Advocates for the Monmouth Park racetrack, including the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, one of the operators of Monmouth Park and Riccio’s client, have long stressed the track needs the infusion of cash that sports betting as an attraction would bring to the financially struggling racetrack.He and the state’s legal representative are challenging the 1992 federal law, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or PASPA. That law, ironically, was sponsored 25 years ago by then New Jersey’s Democratic U.S. Senator Bill “Dollar Bill” Bradley, a former professional basketball player. The law was enacted over concerns about the effects sports gambling would have on the integrity of the games and the public. The law, however, did exempt four states from the prohibition: Nevada, Oregon, Delaware and Montana.In 2011, New Jersey voters approved a referendum to amend its constitution, allowing the Legislature to approve sports gambling at its casinos and at current and/or former racetracks in 2012.But that law was successfully challenged in federal court by the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The issue has been going back and forth in the state Legislature, with the approval of bills allowing the process to move forward, and in the federal courts, where the leagues continued to win, stymieing state efforts.Riccio has argued, and will continue to make the case in written briefs and in his planned oral arguments to the court, that this rises to a constitutional issue the highest court needs to address.It boils down to state’s sovereignty, argues Riccio, who had taught constitutional law at Seton Hall Law School for 20 years, as well as serving as the school’s dean from 1988 to 1999. “What the federal government can’t do,” he said, “it can’t command the state to regulate the people in the states the way Congress wants the states to regulate them.” Under federal law that’s referred to as “commandeering,” forcing the state to take action it wouldn’t otherwise take. “Can the federal government dictate to the states how the states regulate their people?” is the issue at hand, he said. “And the answer is no,” according to Riccio, as it would violate the U.S. Constitution’s 10th Amendment. That amendment designates powers not specifically delegated to the federal government, nor prohibited by it, to the states.The sports leagues have continued to argue that allowing sports betting jeopardizes the integrity of the games.Representatives from the sports leagues did not immediately return calls and emails seeking comment for this story.Riccio dismisses the leagues’ argument as “hypercritical,” “because of the way the leagues have conducted themselves.” He points to the fact that the former Oakland Raiders football team has plans to relocate to Las Vegas, Nevada, where betting on, or against, the team is legal; and that some of the sports leagues are now involved in fantasy leagues, where participants can bet on individual players.The other issue at hand, Riccio said, is “the human element.”“You’re talking about the entire equine industry in New Jersey that is going to get threatened, if not extinguished, if Monmouth Park had to shut down.” That includes the loss of the large number of jobs the track provides for its season, he warned.Attendance at the storied racetrack has been in decline for a number of years, with track supporters maintaining the track’s inability to provide other attractions like casino-style gaming (which surrounding states have), or sports gambling, have made it that much harder to offer larger purses. They argue it also keeps the track from attracting top-tier horses and trainers, and by extension, customers. “And without the revenue that sports betting is expected to generate,” Riccio said, “it’s going to be very difficult for Monmouth Park to survive.”In the final analysis, “It’s a doomsday scenario for the equine industry,” certainly for Monmouth County, as well as for much of the state, Riccio said, “if Monmouth Park does not survive.”Riccio serves as general counsel for the McElroy, Deutch, Mulvaney and Carpenter law firm, which has offices in Tinton Falls as well as elsewhere in the state, in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Florida. He maintains his own practice but has retired from teaching at Seton Hall.Riccio is being assisted by his colleague Elliot Berman and by Edward Hartnett, a constitutional law scholar who teaches at Seton Hall. But even with their help, Riccio conceded it is time consuming, preparing the needed briefs and getting ready to address the large number of amicus (“friend of the court”) briefs this case is expected to attract; to say nothing of the other formidable legal talent who will appear on this matter. New Jersey, which is supporting Riccio’s position, is being represented by Theodore Olsen, who was Solicitor General for President George W. Bush’s administration, and had argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of then-candidate Bush for Bush v. Gore, deciding the 2000 presidential election. Representing the leagues is Paul Clement, who had worked as Solicitor General for George W. Bush after Olsen’s departure. Clement had represented the NBA for labor negotiations during the contentious 2011 player lockout.“The lawyering throughout this case has been excellent,” he noted. “At this point in time, working on the Supreme Court brief,” he said, “is constantly on my mind.”Riccio and other lawyers will submit written briefs early this fall and, while oral arguments haven’t been formally scheduled yet, Riccio suspects it will be in late November or early December. He anticipates the court will render its decision in late spring 2018.This article was first published in the August 3 – 10, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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BALLET IRELAND SET TO SPARKLE IN FAMILY FAVOURITE ‘THE NUTCRACKER’

first_imgBallet Ireland brings a magical seasonal favourite to audiences in Donegal this week with ‘The Nutcracker’.Expect dazzling performances, sparkling costumes, nostalgia andfantasy and enjoy one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular scores featuringthe Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz of the Flowers.This Ballet Ireland production has sixteen of the top Irish andinternational dancers who have travelled from as far afield as Japanand Australia to dance with the company. Set on Christmas Eve, after the tree has been admired, presents givenout to the children, and everyone gone to bed, little Clara returns tothe sitting room to check on a gift broken earlier by her brother –the Nutcracker.As the clock strikes midnight, mice begin to fill the room and theNutcracker grows to life-size. Clara is thrust into a battle betweenan army of tin soldiers led by The Nutcracker, and the mice led by theMouse King. Having overcome the Mouse King, Clara and The Nutcracker, now a Prince, travel to Sugar Plum Fairy’s Land of Sweets.With sets by Zia Holly and costumes by Werner Dittrich, BalletIreland’s ‘The Nutcracker’ sparkles with the joy and imagination of achildhood Christmas.An enduring seasonal favourite with appeal for every member of the family, this two-act ballet adapted from E.T.A. Hoffman’s novelpremiered in St. Petersburg on 18th December 1892 and today is one ofthe most popular of all ballets. Ballet Ireland presents The Nutcracker at An Grianán Theatre this Friday 26th of October @ 8pm..Tickets are from €10 available from the box office on 074 91 20777.  BALLET IRELAND SET TO SPARKLE IN FAMILY FAVOURITE ‘THE NUTCRACKER’ was last modified: October 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BALLET IRELAND SET TO SPARKLE IN FAMILY FAVOURITE ‘THE NUTCRACKER’last_img read more

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Corning boys take soccer section title over Live Oak

first_imgCorning >> The Corning boys got a goal in the final 10 minutes of play Saturday afternoon to take a 1-0 win over Live Oak to win the Northern Section Division 2 championship. Freshman Ricky Guzman scored on a free kick in the 31st minute of the second half to give Corning the lead and the Cardinals held off a late charge from the Lions for the win.Guzman pushed an earlier shot just left off a penalty kick and had six shots on goal, leading the Cardinals.Live Oak had a chance to even it up in …last_img

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Photos: 49ers turn FedEx field into slip-n-slide following Redskins win

first_imgThe San Francisco 49ers skid down FedEx Field to celebrate their 9-0 victory over the Washington Redskins, turning a rainy Sunday in October into an outing suited for sunny summer days. Jimmie Ward, Tevin Coleman, Azeez Al-Shaair and free safety D.J. Reed slid on the rain soaked field as fans in ponchos watched, drenched from the downpour. Sealed the W, turned the place into a slip-n-slide. pic.twitter.com/2WTSTmaDsV— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) October 20, 2019 Cam Inman reporte …last_img

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US, SA to sign $2bn green energy deal

first_img7 August 2012The US Export-Import Bank is to offer US$2-billion in loans to South Africa to fund renewable energy projects involving US firms, the bank’s chief said on the sidelines of the South Africa-United States business summit in Johannesburg on Monday.“We are signing an agreement tomorrow for $2-billion for renewable energy exports from the US to South Africa,” the bank’s president, Fred Hochberg, told reporters.“South Africa has one of the most forward-reaching energy policies in terms of diversity in power,” he said.“We are signing tomorrow and it goes into effect immediately.”“We have been an active financier of solar and wind … energy all over the world,” Hochberg said. “In fact last year we were the largest single financier of solar power in India, we would like to do the same thing here.”The agreement was due to be signed by visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.“It’s a declaration of intent between Ex-Im Bank and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa to consider a financing option for up to $2-billion in credit in support of South Africa’s energy sector,” Charles Randolph, the US embassy energy officer, told news agency AFP.South Africa plans to double its power supply by adding more than 50 000 megawatts of electricity to the country’s grid.The government plans to generate 3 725 megawatts of power from “green” renewable energy sources, as part of a $127-billion scheme to overhaul the national electricity system.Clinton’s tour to South Africa is aimed at boosting trade and business ties between the two countries.Trade between the United States and South Africa shot up to $16.8-billion last year, up 18 percent from the previous year.The United States is the third-largest source of foreign direct investment in Africa’s biggest economy.Sapalast_img read more

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