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Rhodes honor

first_img“Usually to have something like this named after you, well, you have to have deep pockets,” Rhodes said. “I don’t have deep pockets, but I have lots of friends. Thank you, friends.”In making sure the center for animal and dairy science was built, Rhodes said he was just looking out for the community and the university that had taken care of him for so many years. He was a 1938 graduate of the UGA agriculture school, now the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.’The task I was assigned'”There was just no other place for agriculture to be,” Rhodes said about the complex. “(Governor) Joe Frank Harris told me he was appointing me (to the board of regents) to watch out for agriculture. That was the task I was assigned, and that’s what I’ve tried to do with this building and with everything else.”Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives Tom Murphy said that during the five years Rhodes was raising funds and making plans for the center, it was hard to escape his watchful eye.The ‘moving force'”He was the moving force behind this building, and he wouldn’t let it drop, ” Murphy said. “He just wouldn’t stop bothering me and governor about it. Eventually, I knew I had to do something about it because if I didn’t, next year he’d run against me and beat me.”The 135,000-square-foot complex houses research laboratories, classrooms and extension offices as well as a meat-packing plant, retail space and facilities for housing animals.The complex was completed in 1998. It wasn’t given its official name, though, until this year, when the name was approved by the Georgia House of Representatives.’The right person’University of Georgia President Michael Adams said the rededication was important to show appreciation for all Rhodes has done for his alma mater and the state.”This building is going to be an anchor for agricultural research at the university, and we needed to show Mr. Rhodes how much we appreciate all his work on it,” Adams said. “This is the right facility, it’s based on the right principles and it’s certainly honoring the right person.”last_img read more

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New ‘rookie’ contracts when Jaguars Academy reopens – Sanasie

first_imgBy Clifton RossCRICKET Guyana Inc. (CGI) executive Anand Sanasie said the next batch of Jaguars Academy players will be issued their contracts as soon as the conservatory is reopened, following the lifting of the current phase of lockdown.The CGI executive added that the new LBI facility is near to completion.The Cricket West Indies (CWI) director told Chronicle Sport yesterday that the annual issuing of contracts for the next generation of Jags players will happen when the Academy is able to reopen its doors in order to facilitate weekly full-time training and practice sessions.Some 15 contracts were awarded to the senior members of the Jaguars franchise team a few months ago. However, with the Academy’s heart and soul basically being able to train 5 days a week and putting in a number of practice simulations among other aspects of grooming for the big stage, the inability to do any of these activities has curtailed months of progress for the local fraternity.While Sanasie did not go into details about the next tier of players, he did confirm that some 8 to 10 rookie contracts will be awarded possibly as early as next month – should lockdown rules ease.Despite the hurdles the Academy has been forced to jump over the last 6 months, the CGI managerial earmarked August month-end as the next possible date to resume some semblance of cricket. He stated that these plans to restart live action will all be guided by the protocols of the Ministry of Public Health and its COVID-19 Task Force.As for now, both senior and junior players have been conducting their daily ZOOM fitness sessions, which have been an integral part of staying fit and keeping the camaraderie as they honour the social-distancing movement.All this, according to Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) secretary is being done to prepare the standards and pave the way for an emphatic return to live action on the local circuit whenever Guyana gets back up and running.Regarding the Academy’s new home of training, the LBI Indoor/Outdoor facility, Sanasie hinted that the venue’s first phase has already been completed. Phase 2, which is currently in progress could be finished within the next month and when finalised will allow for some live cricket under lights.From a positive perspective, should the pandemic ease over the next few weeks, September could be a great month for local cricket, as the highly-exciting/important Jaguars Franchise League 50 Overs and 3-Day tournaments have been tipped to bowl off, but under strict guidelines.With new contracts on the horizon, a new multi-purpose facility nearly completed and a number of refreshed, hungry players raring to get back to training; all hopes lie in the next phase of Guyana’s COVID-19 guidelines.Live sports will then return with the permission to reopen various facilities and grounds across the country.last_img read more

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Three straight wins for superstar Uganda netball team

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp WednesdayUganda vs ZimbabweUganda resultsUganda 72 Botswana 29Uganda 69 Namibia 31Uganda 66 Malawi 43Uganda’s netball team have picked up three straight wins and are favourites to clinch the title in the six-nation African Championships being held at Lugogo in Kampala. Victory over the top ranked team in the competition Malawi Queens  (ranked 6th in the world)  by 66 to 43 baskets on Monday,  put 13th ranked Uganda She Cranes firmly in the driving seat for the title –  barring an upset.Uganda take on Zimbabwe (ranked 16th) tomorrow, then Zambia (ranked 15th) on the final day.last_img read more

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WPB city commissioners consider proposal to expand restaurant spaces

first_imgCity commissioners in West Palm Beach say they are considering a proposal to allow some restaurants to use street parking paces to expand their serving space.Restaurants in the area were allowed to reopen at 25% of their capacity on Monday, however, some restaurants opted to remain closed due to limited available space and the inability to follow social distancing guidelines.City commissioners are now looking at the proposal which is similar to what some areas in Orlando are currently doing to allow restaurants extra seating space for customers, while also not hindering traffic.Some commissioners say they are concerned that some owners make take advantage of the situation while Mayor Keith James says he wants the restaurants put on a “short-leash.”Christopher Roog, director of Economic Development told commissioners that if restaurants abuse the rules, they will lose their permit for extra space and could possibly be asked to reclose.There has been no vote on the proposal as of yet and it is unclear when and if the proposal will go into effect.last_img read more

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Is Psychology Adding Scientific Knowledge?

first_imgPsychologists have a knack for proving the obvious.  It leads to a question, though: do we really need their help?Broken relationships are bad:  A press release on PhysOrg about a study at the University of Queensland reported that “Separation has an enormous impact on both men and women.”Rudeness at work is bad:  According to Science Daily researchers at University of Aberdeen have demonstrated that rudeness at work leads to mistakes on the job.  Then came the sermon: “People concerned with patient safety should note that civility between workers may have more benefits than just a harmonious atmosphere.”TV and video game addiction is bad:  We have three Iowa State researchers to thank for informing us that too much TV and gaming leads to attention problems in children.  Science Daily said, “Parents looking to get their kid’s attention — or keeping them focused at home and in the classroom — should try to limit their television viewing and video game play.”Bullies have poor social skills:  Better keep an eye on those kids with poor social skills.  They might become bullies – or victims.  It would seem they would have to be one or the other, but this piece of wisdom was furnished by the American Psychological Association and published by Science Daily.Healthy mind makes a healthy body:  Researchers at the University of South Florida have proved that “A Healthy Mind Makes a Healthy Body in Teens,” reported Science Daily.  They found this out scientifically by asking 401 teens about their subjective feelings of well-being and physical health.  “Overall, perceived good physical health was strongly linked to life satisfaction and feeling excited, strong and proud,” the psychologists announced as “findings.”Out-of-wedlock birth leads to crime:  Believe it or not, science has found a link between children born outside families and crime.  Sure enough, Clemson scientists, reported PhysOrg, took the obvious to new levels: “While a number of previous studies have found that unmarried fertility is associated with unfavorable childhood outcomes, our analysis is one of the first to measure the long-run effect on crime when these children reach adulthood.”Need to psych out jailbirds:  PhysOrg wrote about “Revised standards for psychology services in jails, prisons, correctional facilities and agencies.”  Nothing was stated in the document about the thriving counseling services of Prison Fellowship and the many other churches and religious organizations that routinely minister to inmates, often with phenomenal success.A related story on PhysOrg asked the question, “Do scientists understand the public?”  One assumption that came out in findings by the American Academy of Arts and Scientists is that “Scientists and technical experts sometimes take for granted that their work will be viewed as ultimately serving the public good.”  In fact, scientists and lay people have “very different perceptions of risk, and very different ways of bestowing their trust and judging the credibility of information sources.”You should be grateful to psychologists.  You probably would never have thought to limit your children’s TV exposure before now.  You probably had no idea that separating from your spouse might have bad consequences.  And it’s so reassuring to know that your Mom and Dad’s commands to be nice and not rude has support from the scientific method.  Thanks to science, you will now support policies that encourage healthy families, because you just learned that kids born out of wedlock tend to be poor and attracted to crime, and kids with poor social problem-solving skills might become bullies or victims.  Isn’t it comforting to know that you no longer have to learn these things from church or parents.  Isn’t it relaxing that you no longer have to use common sense; you can just rely on press releases from the Universities.  After all, that’s where the Experts are.  They Know these things by using the Scientific Method.  You can trust them.  If you can’t trust them, whom can you trust?  Keep those grant funds flowing.Trust experts’ say, for there’s no other wayTo be happy in clich�s, but to trust them and pay.You may have noticed we’ve added a new category in the Chain Links: “Mind.”  This will be for entries related to mind and brain, psychology, human intelligence, behavior, the mind-body problem, cognition, emotion, perception, thought, and human mental uniqueness.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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South African television

first_imgSet of a television advert production inCape Town.(Image: Rodger Bosch,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For morefree photos, visit the image library)South African television is broadcast in all 11 official languages, as well as in German, Hindi, Portuguese – and even in sign.The country’s first television broadcast took place in the major cities in 1975, before the first nation-wide broadcast on 6 January 1976.South Africa was therefore one of the last countries the world – and even one of the last in Africa – to access TV. This was because the apartheid government feared the effect television would have on the morals of its people – and feared more that it would dilute the state’s control over the press and radio. Indeed, television became an issue in apartheid-era whites-only elections, with the United Party campaigning under the slogan “Want TV? Vote UP!” (See Bernard Cros, Why South Africa’s Television is only Twenty Years Old: Debating Civilisation, 1958-1969)Today, South Africans now have access to a wide spectrum of local and international drama, comedy, sports and news through their televisions.Since its launch, South African television has been broadcast in colour, on the PAL system. The relatively late introduction of television to the country had its advantages, as the state-controlled South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) was able to skip the expensive transition between black-and-white and colour.The SABC’s broadcasting monopoly ended in 1986 when the subscription-based MNet was launched.Since the arrival of democracy in 1994, South Africans have seen a number of new television channels introduced by both the SABC and other private operators.South Africa’s four television providers are:The South African Broadcasting CorporationMultichoicee.tvTopTVThe SABC, e.tv and MNet all broadcast across Africa.A fifth television provider, Walking on Water Television, or WowTV, is scheduled to launch before March 2012 with a variety of Christian-based programming.South African Broadcasting CorporationSouth Africa’s public broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), receives funding through both licence fees and advertising. The SABC broadcasts on three domestic channels, with a mixed entertainment and public service mandate.SABC websiteSABC1 is the most watched television channel in South Africa. The channel broadcasts in a wide range of languages, carrying news, entertainment and sports.SABC1 websiteSABC2 also carries programming in a range of languages, including most of the SABC’s Afrikaans programming. The channel has a high proportion of locally produced programming.SABC2 websiteSABC3 runs most of the SABC’s English content, including many American and British comedies and dramas.SABC3 websiteSABCAfrica was the SABC’s news and entertainment channel, broadcast to the rest of the continent. The service ceased in 2008.MultichoiceMultichoice provides premium-service television to paying subscribers. Its main offerings are MNet, South Africa’s first pay-TV channel, and DStv, which offers a large number of channels available in different “bouquets”.Multichoice websiteMNet, started in 1986, is a subscription channel broadcast on an encoded signal that requires a decoder for viewing. The content is a mix of children’s entertainment, drama, sport and movies, most sourced from the US and, to a lesser extent, the UK. The channel does not carry any news programming, although it does run some current affairs programmes such as the well-regarded Carte Blanche.MNet websiteDStv is Multichoice’s digital satellite service, launched in 1995. The subscription-based service is available in South Africa and throughout Africa.DStv carries a wide variety of channels, ranging from South African produced content, to international syndicated content, sports and news. There are also various “bouquets”, a bundle of channels available for catering to some of South Africa’s expatriate communities.DStv has recently introduced high-definition and mobile television services, although subscribers wishing to view these will have to buy new hardware.DStv websiteDStv channels with South African or African content are:AfrikaMagic – an entertainment channel dedicated to African programmingChannel O – African popular music channelCNBC Africa – Africa’s first 24-hour international business channel, providing real-time information and analysis about African business and Africa’s financial marketsFin24 – an interactive service offering local and international financial news and indicatorsKyknet – entertainment programming in the Afrikaans languageMindset Learn – educational channel based on the South African curriculum and aimed at grades 10 to 12, covering the maths, science and English syllabusesMK – popular music in AfrikaansNews24 – local, regional and international news, sport, entertainment, science and technology, finance, health and weather coverageParliamentary Service – live and recorded sessions from South Africa’s parliamentWeather Channel – detailed weather information on 35 cities and towns in South Africa, as well as in Africa and elsewhereMultichoice had a Web TV service, Kuduclub, for South Africans living further afield. This ended in March 2011.Multichoice websiteE.tvLaunched in 1998, e.tv is South Africa’s only free-to-air television channel. The station carries a mix of news, sports and entertainment. E.tv broadcasts mainly in English, although it does carry some programming in other languages in order to comply with its licence requirements.E.tv websiteTopTVTopTV, run by On Digital Media, launched its pay-TV services in May 2010. Subscribers have a choice of seven bouquets, ranging from R99 to R249 per month. The equipment bundle was affordable, and has become significantly cheaper still in the months since.The introduction of competition in the pay market sparked a reaction from DStv, which wasted no time in launching a cheaper alternative, with fewer channels, to its premium package. It also offered new subscribers a cheaper equipment bundle, which has also dropped in price since its launch.TopTV websiteRelated articlesThe media in South AfricaSouth Africa onlineRadio in South AfricaSouth Africa’s commercial radio stationsSouth Africa’s public broadcasting radio stationsSouth Africa’s community radio stationslast_img read more

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Pumaren on UE loss to UP: ‘Desiderio killed us’

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ateneo downs FEU for 3-0 start UE head coach Derrick Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt took just one man to crush University of the East’s fighting spirit.And that man, according to Red Warriors head coach Derrick Pumaren, was University of the Philippines’ Paul Desiderio, who had a career game on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight The Red Warriors were rattled in the third quarter while Desiderio, who set a career-high 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, went on a scoring splurge.“Instead of fighting, instead of competing, we just put our heads down and we let them run over us,” Pumaren said. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “Desiderio killed us in the third and we lost our pace, we simply ran away from what we were supposed to do,” said Pumaren after losing to UP, 84-71, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament.READ: Desiderio sets career-high, UP pulls away in 2nd half to beat UEFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutUE had control of the game heading into the break with a 42-38 lead but the start of the second half saw Desiderio catch fire.Desiderio scored 16 of the Fighting Maroons’ 26 points in the third quarter while the Red Warriors only had seven points to show.  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:56UAAP Season 80 Preview: UE Red Warriors00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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Jordan Clarkson hopes to join Gilas brothers in China for Fiba World Cup

first_imgFor now, Filipinos can just wait and see.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo misses game with sore right knee ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants The Cleveland Cavaliers guard also hopes to suit up for the Philippines in the 2019 Fiba World Cup, which would be a dream come true for Filipinos.“Congrats to my bros and the country such a honor for the country, qualifying for the world cup, so hyped!!! hope to see you guys in china!!!” he said in an Instagram post.Clarkson had already represented the country in the 2018 Asian Games where Gilas Pilipinas finished fifthPlaying in the World Cup, however, is easier said than done with Fiba’s strict eligibility rules.The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ aim is for Clarkson to be cleared by Fiba to play as a local that will allow Gilas to play him alongside naturalized big man Andray Blatche.ADVERTISEMENT Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefcenter_img PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Jordan Clarkson is just like every other Filipino basketball fan. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes 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 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationslast_img read more

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New Fiscal Year Expenditure from Consolidated Fund and Appropriations-in-Aid

first_img Finance and Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says the Consolidated Fund will cover $803.2 billion, with the remaining $32.7 billion coming from Appropriations-in-Aid. Story Highlights Central Government’s $835.9 billion programmed expenditure for fiscal year 2019/20 will be financed from the Consolidated Fund, and Appropriations-in-Aid. He made the announcement while delivering the opening presentation in the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 7. Central Government’s $835.9 billion programmed expenditure for fiscal year 2019/20 will be financed from the Consolidated Fund, and Appropriations-in-Aid.Finance and Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says the Consolidated Fund will cover $803.2 billion, with the remaining $32.7 billion coming from Appropriations-in-Aid.He made the announcement while delivering the opening presentation in the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on March 7.Appropriations-in-Aid means any revenue that a Department collects in the ordinary course of business, which has been approved by Parliament to be used by the Department.Dr. Clarke said the $803.2 billion provision comprises Non-Debt Expenditure of $528.8 billion, and Public Debt Servicing of $274.4 billion.He informed that non-debt central government expenditure will comprise: recurrent expenditure – $421.2 billion; capital expenditure – $72.1 billion; and Below-the-line expenditure of $35.5 billion, including a provision towards the Bank of Jamaica’s (BoJ) capitalisation.The Minister told the House that approximately $210.4 billion of the recurrent expenditure will fund central government employees’ compensation for 2019/20, inclusive of increases agreed on with public sector unions.He further indicated that the remaining $210.7 billion is earmarked to fund recurrent programmes.Key among the programmed recurrent expenditures are: $2.7 billion to the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, to meet expenses associated with islandwide disaster mitigation and various road improvements; and $339.9 million to support planning and other pre-investment activities associated with three major projects being coordinated by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).These, Dr. Clarke pointed out, are: construction of the new Parliament building; establishment of Government Oval at National Heroes Park; and the development of Port Royal.While acknowledging that, nominally, the 2019/20 recurrent programmes allocation is “flat,” relative to the 2018/19 revised Recurrent Estimates, the Minister argued that the comparisons between both years must take account of two factors.These, he indicated, are: significant increases in the First and Second Supplementary Estimates over the approved 2018/19 Budget, and that approximately $8.3 billion of the amounts provided in the 2018/19 First and Second Supplementary Estimates were for meeting one-off expenditures, “which will not be repeated in fiscal year 2019/20.”Meanwhile, Dr. Clarke said the 2019/20 Central Government Capital Budget of $72.1 billion reflects a five per cent increase over the 2018/19 Revised Estimates, “which more than doubles the capital expenditure levels inherited by this Administration.”last_img read more