Turf field day

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaGolf course managers want their turfgrass postcard perfect. So domany homeowners. The University of Georgia Turfgrass Field Daywill have much to offer both, and anyone else interested inhealthy turf, Aug. 15 in Griffin, Ga.The field day is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UGA Griffincampus. Registration will start at 8 a.m. It will be outdoors,rain or shine, so dress appropriately (bring sunscreen and acap).UGA researchers and extension specialists will give the latest onhow to care for your lawn or golf course. You’ll learn the latestresearch on disease, insect and weed control in Georgia turfgrasses.The field day will include updates on newly released UGA turfgrasses like seashore paspalum, a grass popular along the coastthat can be irrigated with salt water.Displays and demonstrations of the latest turfgrass industryequipment will be on hand, too. And for the growing number ofHispanic turfgrass workers, the morning session, from 9 to 11:30a.m., will be offered in Spanish.For people needing pesticide recertification, the field day hasbeen certified for Georgia Pesticide License Credit hours. Sixhours of credit will be given in categories 24 (ornamentals andturf) and 21 (plant agriculture). Certified Crop Advisor creditwill also be available, too, with credit in pesticide managementand crop production.The $40 registration fee ($55 after July 28) covers the day’spresentations, a detailed program booklet and a barbecue lunch.Four or more people registering as a group qualify for a10-percent discount.Register by credit card by calling the UGA Griffin CampusContinuing Education Office at (770) 229-3477 or faxing yourregistration and credit card payment to (770) 233-6180. Or mailyour fee to the Office of Continuing Education, University ofGeorgia Griffin Campus, 1109 Experiment Street, Griffin, GA30223. For the first time, participants can register through thefield day’s Web site at www.georgiaturf.com.Or just pay the extra $15 and sign up at the field day Aug. 15from 8 to 9 a.m. For a complete schedule, see the Web site.last_img read more

Obua takes over lango province ahead of FUFA drum kick off

first_imgWhereas Obua’s arrival is considered a big boost to the team, Moi says they are aware that their encounter with Buganda Province won’t be an easy match since they will be facing defending champions.Geoffrey Omara, the chairman Fans Association for Lango Province, says they have embarked on a fundraising drive to secure sufficient funds for the team.About 16 provinces have been created and confirmed to participate in the second edition of the FUFA drum tournament.******URNShare on: WhatsApp FUFA Drum competitions participating provinces. PHOTO via @OfficialFUFAKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Uganda Cranes striker, David Obua has pitched camp in Lira town to coach the Lango Province team a head of the FUFA drum kick off this week.Obua, who arrived on Tuesday afternoon, is overseeing the training of more than 40 players who have camped at Uganda Martyrs University, Ngetta Campus. His arrival triggered excitement among team members who have been undergoing drills ahead of their tie with Buganda Province at Bishop SS in Mukono district this weekend.Shortly after his arrival in Lira Town, Obua appeared on major radio stations to drum support for the Lango Province team and promised better performance in the second edition of FUFA Drum competitions, which started two weeks ago.Obua said he was in Lira for good performance, saying Lango region is known for producing good players and athletes and assured soccer fans of clean results. He urged them to support the team so as to deliver credible performance.Daniel Moi, the Spokesperson Lango Province is optimistic that the arrival of Obua combined with a number of senior players like KCCA’s Allan Okello among others; they are destined for victory in their first match against Buganda Province in Mukono this weekend.last_img read more

Families are urged to Get into golf

first_img England Golf has named July as Family Golf Month and will lead a drive to attract all the generations to Get into golf together. Clubs and driving ranges across the country are being invited to organise open days to highlight golf as a great game that can involve all the family. England Golf is offering marketing support and a new Family Guidance booklet, which is packed with advice and ideas for events. It’s available to download here The guide also quotes research which shows that playing with family members is an ideal way for newcomers to get into the sport. Almost 50% of non-golfers say they would be encouraged to play with friends and family; and almost 40% of lapsed golfers say they would return to the game if more family and friends played. What’s more almost 80% of men with a wife or partner say their companion doesn’t play golf. The Golf Foundation is supporting the drive with its HSBC Golf Roots Family Bag, which contains kit to support fun activities for adults and juniors, golfers and non-golfers. The kit bag is ideal for family open days and free bags are being sent to 150 HSBC Golf Roots Centres which are keen to offer family activities. “Golf really is the perfect game for families,” said Claire Hodgson, England Golf’s Head of Participation. “Mums, dads, children and grandparents can all play together and have a great time on the course and with the social life in the clubhouse. It’s a really good way for all the generations to get together and enjoy each other’s company. “We are delighted to see an increasing number of family activities being added to Get into golf and hope to see even more over the coming months as clubs increasingly realise that families are potential new customers.” The Family Golf Month is part of the Get into golf campaign to inspire people to take up golf and play more often. It is supported by Sky Sports and aims to bring 500,000 new or lapsed golfers into the sport in the UK by 2018. The family initiative follows a push to attract more women and girls into golf and coincides with the national launch of Golf Express, which promotes the nine-hole game and shows that golf can fit into a busy lifestyle. Clubs and ranges can visit www.englandgolf.org/clubhouse for more information on ways to support Family Golf Month. Families should visit www.getintogolf.org to find an activity near them. Image © Leaderboard Photography 28 Jun 2016 Families are urged to Get into golf last_img read more

Saint Martin’s Harvie Social Justice Lecture Features Award-Winning Historian

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu. Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityDrawing on Martin Luther King Jr.’s writings and speeches, Michal Honey, Ph.D., will engage the Saint Martin’s community in a discussion exploring new directions to take in the wake of the 2012 elections. Honey’s lecture, “Post-Election 2012: Revisiting Martin Luther King’s Unfinished Agenda,” is the next event in the 2012-13 Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series. The lecture will take place at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, in Harned Hall, room 110, on the Saint Martin’s University campus, 5000 Abbey Way SE. The free event, followed by a book signing and social hour with the author, is open to the public.A former civil rights and civil liberties organizer in the 1970s, Honey holds the Fred T. and Dorothy G. Haley Endowed Professorship in the Humanities at the University of Washington, Tacoma and previously held the university system’s Harry Bridges Chair of Labor Studies. He authored Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign, and other books of labor and civil rights history. His Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle (1999) received an award from the Southern Historical Association (SHA), among others, and his Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights: Organizing Memphis Workers (1993) won SHA and Organization of American Historian awards. In 1985 Honey won the OAH’s Charles Thomson Prize for his article on white Unionist resistance to the Confederacy. His talks are well known for taking a critical perspective on the past and present, using narrative, images, and song.The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series, now in its seventh year, was created by Saint Martin’s University Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Robert Hauhart, Ph.D., J.D., chair of the University’s Department of Society and Social Justice, to raise awareness of social justice issues within the community and to honor the work of Robert A. Harvie, J.D., former professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Saint Martin’s.last_img read more

Suneagles Golf Course Options Explored as County Huddles on Fort Monmouth…

first_imgBy Laura D.C. KolnoskiFORT MONMOUTH – Flexibility is on the agenda as Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) members continue meeting with Eatontown officials to explore alternative scenarios for the future of Suneagles Golf Course.After no qualified bidders came forth in response to FMERA’s Request for Offers to Purchase (RFOTP), fort planners are willing to tweak the parameters of their original vision for the 171-acre property, which includes the 37,125 square-foot historic fort officers club, Gibbs Hall. Opened in 1926 on land owned by Max Phillips of the Phillips Van Heusen Clothing Company, the 18-hole golf course was designed by A. W. Tillinghast. The parcel also includes two hard surface tennis courts, an outdoor pool, pro shop and sports bar.A 150-room, 20,000 square-foot hotel/conference center envisioned for the site could be an obstacle discouraging bidders and is being reconsidered. Speaking at FMERA’s monthly meeting on May 18, Executive Director Bruce Steadman said the agency will issue a new RFOTP updating its failed predecessor, based on a blueprint created some ten years ago.“Our plan was different then,” Steadman said. “The hotel community is reluctant because traffic isn’t coming here now to stay overnight. The property itself doesn’t lend itself to a resort center. Hotels obey main paths so this isn’t a great location. We hope to have progress on a new RFOTP in June.” In recent months, FMERA officials have stressed that if a potential bidder comes forth with a viable alternative plan for a fort site, they will consider it.Meanwhile, negotiations continue between FMERA and the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders on a fiscal plan by Freeholder Lillian Burry, the county’s FMERA representative, to finance the purchase of Fort Monmouth from the U.S. Army, which still owns it. As the Two River Times first reported in April, the Monmouth County Improvement Authority, a semi-autonomous agency with members appointed by the freeholders, would back bonds, allowing FMERA to purchase the remaining fort parcels from the Army for a single payment of $33 million. About $10 million would be paid back by FMERA by year’s end through proceeds from the sale of three Oceanport parcels currently in the works, and pay back the entire loan over seven years.“Meetings are ongoing with the freeholders, the Improvement Authority, and FMERA as we are still working on the conditions of county involvement,” Burry said on May 23. “It’s a contract so we are finalizing the commitments on each side. Once we have an agreement, the freeholders will vote. I fully anticipate it will all fall into place.”Earlier this month, the freeholders recognized FMERA for its economic development efforts, including creating jobs and housing, noting its “success in finding commercial businesses that believe there are opportunities to revitalize Fort Monmouth.”“The time for lamenting the fort’s closing is over,” said Freeholder Director Thomas Arnone. “FMERA’s efforts have shown that Fort Monmouth can be transformed into a totally different use. Its ambitious goals will benefit county taxpayers. The goal is to convert this base into a planned community that will be unique in New Jersey.” More than 5,600 jobs were lost or transferred out of the state after the Army opted to close the fort in 2005. Burry said the mixed-use strategy outlined by the original fort redevelopment plan is working. She said the biggest success to date is the relocation of data management company CommVault, with over 900 employees working at the new 650,000 square-foot facility in Tinton Falls. When completed, CommVault’s new world headquarters will employ more than 2,500.“Those who thought this property would turn into a ghost town were wrong,” Burry said. “Now, instead of a setback, FMERA sees the redevelopment project as a huge opportunity.” The authority’s goal is to develop 1,585 housing units, 300,000 square-feet of nonprofit, civic, government, and educational space; 500,000 square-feet of retail; and 2 million square-feet devoted to offices, research, and other commercial uses; and open/recreation space.“Everything we do sets a precedent,” said FMERA Chairman James V. Gorman. “I don’t like the delays but I can understand it. We’ll get there.” A public comment period on the fort’s conveyance ends on May 31. Both county and FMERA officials expressed confidence the deal will be finalized by this fall.In other news, the public is invited to attend Flag Day ceremonies on Fort Monmouth Tuesday, June 14. Details will be available at fortmonmouthnj.com.Caption: The historic Gibbs Hall, the former Fort Monmouth Officers Club that can accommodate up to 600 persons for events, is part of a 171-acre property that will soon be re-offered for sale.Photo courtesy FMERAlast_img read more

Two cars damaged in arson attack outside hotel

first_imgTwo cars were damaged following an arson attack at a premises in Bridgend.The attack happened in the car park of the Frontier Hotel in the early hours of yesterday morning.One car was set on fire around 2.20am and the heat form this blaze damaged the car beside it. Two men were seen acting suspiciously in the area beforehand.Thankfully nobody was injured in the attack.Anybody with any information is asked to contact Gardai in Buncrana.Two cars damaged in arson attack outside hotel was last modified: October 15th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:arsonattackbridgendcarsdonegalFrontier Hotellast_img read more

Draymond Green video prompts ethics complaint; BART to pay $7,500 fine for Measure RR campaign violations

first_imgSACRAMENTO — BART will have to pay a $7,500 fine for illegally using taxpayers’ money on YouTube videos and social media posts to promote its $3.5 billion bond, Measure RR, state regulators said Monday in a preliminary ruling.State law prohibits public agencies from using public funds to campaign for any candidate or ballot measure, though they can provide factual information. Using public resources to express advocacy or opposition, however, qualifies as “an independent expenditure,” which …last_img read more

On Basketball: This first round of playoffs sorely lacks playoff drama

first_imgDrama is in very short supply so far in these playoffs. Close games? Few and far between (more on this later). Ratings? They’re down double-digit percentages from last year, a massive hit that suggests casual fans aren’t watching if LeBron James — out of the playoffs for the first time since 2005 — isn’t playing. Tickets? There were seats on the secondary market available for Monday’s Milwaukee-Detroit game for as little as $18.That’s $18, by the way, to see a Bucks team that was the best team in the NBA during the regular season. The Bucks have the likely MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo. Pistons fans had to have known it would be their team’s last home game of the season. And it was, with Milwaukee winning in a rout to finish off a four-game sweep.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsA predictable one, at that.The divide between the haves and the have-nots in the NBA looks like a canyon right now. Unless San Antonio takes two of the next three against Denver, or someone rallies from 3-1 or 3-0 down, the eight higher-seeded teams will all win in the first round for the first time since 2008. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles On the one hand, that means the second-round matchups could be really good. Boston-Milwaukee. Golden State-Houston. Philadelphia-Toronto. None of them are set yet, but they would all be fascinating if they happen.“You take control of a series by winning games on the road,” Golden State star Stephen Curry said. “We’ve been able to do that.”This past weekend, all the higher-seeded teams took control by winning away from home. Road teams went 4-0 on Saturday. Road teams went 4-0 again on Sunday. That’s never happened in NBA history. And with lower seeds not cashing in on home-court advantage, this first round might wind down real fast.Boston swept away Indiana. Milwaukee swept Detroit. Houston could sweep Utah on Monday night. Philadelphia, Golden State, Toronto and Portland all have a chance to win in five games. Entering Monday, only one series — Denver vs. San Antonio — was assured of going six games. There might not be a single Game 7 in the first round. The last time that happened was 2011.Fans might want the drama that comes with close games, long series, back-and-forth tussles. Players, of course, don’t mind going without. There have been moments, of course. Portland-Oklahoma City has given us flashes of Damian Lillard vs. Russell Westbrook. And Brooklyn-Philadelphia had some on-court shenanigans, plus Nets general manager Sean Marks somehow getting into the referee locker room to complain and a Nets owner tweeting to the league’s chagrin.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45) defends against Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) as he drives up court in the first half during an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)ORLANDO, Florida — If there was a silver lining for Indiana fans after the Pacers were the first team to be bounced from the 2019 NBA playoffs, it’s this: They won’t have to watch any more first-round games.For that, they should be thankful.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hot tempers, yes. Great games, not so much.“Not worried about it or paying attention to anybody else right now,” said Toronto guard Danny Green, whose team is up 3-1 over Orlando. “We’re focused on us and Orlando. We don’t skip steps here. We can’t think about the next series. We haven’t won this series yet. Can’t even think about the next series. Orlando’s our focus. They deserve all our focus. They’re a pretty damn good team. And we’re not looking ahead because we haven’t beat them yet. The job’s not finished.”Out of the first 31 games in these playoffs, road teams have gone 17-14. That’s absurd.And just two of the 31 games have been decided by three points or less. The average margin of victory so far in these playoffs: 14 points per game.So there’s been lopsided games, and for the most part, lopsided matchups. By Wednesday, most of the second round might be set. By Thursday, the first round might be completely done. There’s a chance this could be the fastest first round since the NBA made the opening matchups all best-of-sevens in 2003.The earliest the second round can start is Saturday.Here’s hoping the intrigue ramps up around then as well.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SYKES Philippines dominates Manila and Cebu Inter-BPO Basketball Leagues DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messlast_img read more


first_imgRelated Filesbest_of_enemies_feature___2-pdf The 2008 X Blades National Touch League to be contested in March 2008 at the BCU International Stadium in Coffs Harbour has been themed “The Best of Enemies”.The showcase event on the TFA calendar unites players, coaches, selectors, referees, officials, and supporters from across the Country in Coffs Harbour for the Annual Touchfest that will, for the first time in the 11 year history of the event, see the Open and Senior tournaments overlapping. “Catching up in Coffs” has become a tradition for Australia’s Touch Football community and some great on field rivalries have emerged over time that have transcended the boundaries of combat into firm friendships, epitomizing the best ideals of sport.Touch Football Australia National Media Coordinator Karley Banks continues the second installment in a three week series focusing on the “Best of Enemies” rivalry between the South Queensland Sharks and the Sydney Mets, two of the sport’s big gun franchises in the three premier Open divisions of Women’s, Men’s, and Mixed.This week the highly competitive Men’s Open “Best of Enemies” feature looks at the sibling rivalry between the Jones brothers Nathan (Sharks) and Aaron (Mets) and Australian Men’s open superstars Ben Robinson (Sharks) and Jason Stanton (Mets).Please click onto the below attachment for the full story.last_img read more

10 months agoReal Madrid convinced Levy faces having to sell Spurs ace Eriksen

first_imgReal Madrid convinced Levy faces having to sell Spurs ace Eriksenby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are convinced they can prise Christian Eriksen away from Tottenham in 2019.AS says Real management believe the Dane’s decision to suspend new contract talks has handed them an advantage in their battle of wills with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.With Eriksen’s deal due to expire in 2020, this summer represents the best time for Levy to sell – a situation even manager Mauricio Pochettino recognises is now becoming reality.”Of course he is an important player and as coach you want to have him with you, but in the end it is a negotiation and there are different parties that have different interests, it would be great if he stays here, but, if not, it is in your right to do what you want,” said the Argentine.For their part, Real are prioritising Eriksen as the player to succeed veteran Luka Modric as their prime playmaker. TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more