FABricate Winners

first_imgThe final round of competition included “Shark Tank”-style presentation from each group followed by five minutes of questions from the judges.This year’s judges include: Tony Bass, agricultural consultant, Fort Valley, Georgia; Ian Biggs, chief operating officer of the UGA Innovation Gateway Startup Program, Athens, Georgia; Caroline Hofland, president and chief executive officer of agricultural equipment firm CBH International, Suwanee, Georgia; Bob Pinckney, director of entrepreneurship at UGA’s Terry College of Business, Athens, Georgia; Octavio Ramirez, head of the CAES Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; and Jose Reyes de Corcuera, associate professor in the CAES Department of Food Science and Technology.Prize money was provided by generous donors, Keith Kelly of Kelly Products, a national agrichemical company based in Covington, and Hofland.For more information, visit students.caes.uga.edu/current/fabricate.html. From a smart irrigation system for the home landscape to a new recipe for protein-packed meals on the go, University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences students have some great ideas.Those great ideas were front and center Wednesday evening as the college celebrated the finale of its inaugural FABricate entrepreneurship contest – a multi-month program during which teams developed new agricultural technology, food and hospitality startups and pitched them to business leaders.Students were given $1,500 in seed money to develop their products and business ideas as far as they could in six months. The team in each category with the most innovative and best-developed idea in those six months won $1,000 per team member. An overall winner and people’s choice award were also presented.“Universities have long been institutions that foster inquiry and investigation into nature and discovery,” said Dean Sam Pardue. “This program helps students transfer that curiosity and their ingenuity into an innovative business idea or product for the marketplace.”The competition enabled UGA students to expand their leadership and business skills through the development of a new food product, new agricultural technology or a new food- or agriculture-related business. In addition to seed money, the college provided coaching and guidance from faculty mentors as well as monthly seminars from successful entrepreneurs.Undergraduate students submitted business ideas in three categories – new food products, agricultural technology and agricultural or food-related businesses. Graduate students competed in a separate category. One team from each category received the prize money.This year’s undergraduate category winners include:Agricultural Technology and Overall WinnerReservoir, by Jesse Lafian, studying horticultureReservoir is a solar-powered, automated smart irrigation system for urban and suburban landscapes aimed for use for upscale landscaping companies.Ag- or Food-Related Category and People’s Choice Award WinnerFresco, by Lizzy Isgar, studying food marketing and administration, and Antonio Rodriguez, studying computer scienceFresco is a phone app that allows restaurant owners and diners to share their wait times at local restaurants and make reservations. It is especially designed for college towns, where large groups of friends or family members struggle to find large tables.New Food ProductAsian Sausage with Rice and Vegetables, by Britta Thinguldstad, Rachel Detweiler and Haley Gilleland, all studying animal scienceConceived of as full meal inside a sausage, students developed a recipe for a pork sausage with flavor notes drawn from Asian cuisine that also contains vegetables and rice.This year’s graduate category winners include:Graduate Research TechnologyLight Variability Chamber, by Jacob Kalina, an undergraduate studying agriscience and environmental sciences; Allison Couch, master’s degree student in plant protection and pest management; and Jonathan Fox, a master’s degree student in crop and soil sciencesThis team of researchers developed a large light box that uses variable and programmable LEDs to deliver a set amount of light to turfgrass being evaluated for shade tolerance. The chamber allows researchers to determine the precise amount of light delivered to the trial plot.last_img read more

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Criminal Law Section sets priorities

first_img Criminal Law Section sets priorities Criminal Law Section sets priorities July 15, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img Pushing to end errors in closing arguments and helping the legislature sort through the intricacies of financing the trial courts will be top priorities for the Criminal Law Section in the coming year.Outgoing chair Judge Dedee Costello said the section last year got a good start on its efforts to have courses around the state for public defenders, prosecutors, and others on avoiding errors in closing arguments that lead to reversals on appeals and new trials.After initial seminars in Miami and Orlando, the section, in conjunction with Bar Board of Governors member Hank Coxe, is working on another one for early August in Jacksonville, she said. The Bar’s Center for Professionalism also is helping in the event.On Article V, Costello noted the legislature will be preoccupied in the next couple of years with complying with a 1998 constitutional amendment requiring the state to pick up from the counties significant expenses for the trial courts.Since that could have major impacts on the criminal justice system, the section is forming an advisory group including clerks, court administrators, public defenders, state attorneys, and others to evaluate proposals and give advice to lawmakers, she said.Another section project, being worked on by a committee chaired by council members and 15th Circuit Chief Deputy State Attorney Paul Zacks, will develop a questionnaire for prospective jurors in capital cases.“The goal is to give the questionnaire to jurors in capital cases to speed that process along,” she said, saving time the lawyers would have to use in asking the questions of each juror.The council is continuing to pursue a wide range of CLE courses “because things are always changing,” Costello said.Besides the council meeting, the section presented its annual Selig Goldin award to long-time 11th Circuit Public Defender Bennett Brummer at its Annual Meeting luncheon.Stetson Professor Stephen Everhart took over as section chair for the 2002-03 Bar year.last_img read more

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Sharma equals fastest T20 ton

first_img(Reuters) – INDIA’S Rohit Sharma on Friday equalled the fastest century in Twenty20 International cricket from only 35 balls to set up the hosts’ massive 88-run victory against Sri Lanka and a series win with a match to spare in Indore.Opening batsman Rohit, leading India in the absence of the newly-wed regular captain Virat Kohli, matched the record South Africa’s David Miller set against Bangladesh in OctoberRohit, the only batsman to hit three double hundreds in the 50-over format, added 165 with fellow opener Lokesh Rahul to power India to 260-5 in their 20 overs for the joint-highest total by a team in what is the shortest format of the game.In reply, Sri Lanka, who lost the opening match by 93 runs at Cuttack on Wednesday, were bundled out for 172 in the 18th over to go down 2-0 in the three-match series after also losing in tests and one-day internationals.India’s wrist spinners once again did the damage for the hosts with leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal taking 4-52 while left-armer Kuldeep Yadav picked up 3-52.Angelo Mathews could not bat due to an injury as Sri Lanka’s chase screeched to a halt after they lost six wickets in two overs from the spinners.Kusal Perera top-scored with 77 off 37 balls for the touring side, who had also gone down 9-0 across formats to India at home earlier in the year.The 30-year-old Rohit smashed 10 sixes and 12 fours before he was eventually dismissed for 118 in 43 balls on a featherbed of a wicket at the Holkar Cricket Stadium, where Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera won the toss and opted to field.Four of Rohit’s sixes came in consecutive deliveries off Thisara which took him to 97 and he completed his second hundred in the format with a four on the next ball he faced from seamer Angelo Mathews.Rahul took charge after Rohit’s dismissal and added 78 for the second wicket with former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni before falling for 89 off 49 balls.India were well on course to eclipse the highest T20 International total of 263-3, which was set by Australia against Sri Lanka in 2016, but lost their way by losing four wickets in the last two overs of their innings.Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium will host the final match of the tour on Sunday.last_img read more

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Martinez has 3 RBIs, Red Sox beat Orioles 13-2 in opener

first_imgMartinez has 3 RBIs, Red Sox beat Orioles 13-2 in opener July 24, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBOSTON (AP) — For one night at least, the Boston Red Sox didn’t miss Mookie Betts’ bat. J.D. Martinez and Kevin Pillar each drove in three runs, and the Red Sox rolled past the Baltimore Orioles 13-2 on Friday night in Fenway Park’s first taste of regular season baseball during the coronavirus pandemic. Jackie Bradley Jr., Jose Peraza, Martinez and Pillar each doubled as part of a four-run third inning. Boston kept it going in the fourth, sending 11 batters to the plate and adding six more runs. Orioles: Right-hander Alex Cobb makes his first start since April 26, 2019, after missing most of the season with a hip injury that required surgery in June. He was 0-2 with a 10.95 ERA in three starts.Red Sox: Martín Pérez makes his Red Sox debut after signing as a free agent this offseason. He pitched in relief in his first three outings of 2019, but started in final 29 appearances. He was 10-7 with a 5.12 ERA. ___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Roenicke said he believes the new expanded playoff format should increase his team’s chances of making the postseason. “I think knowing if we have that extra playoff spot or two, it helps us,” he said. “I’m not planning to finish there. But if it does and we get in great.”TRAINER’S ROOMOrioles: OF Trey Mancini said Friday he’s “feeling good” as he continues to receive chemotherapy treatment every other week following colon cancer surgery on March 12. He’s out for the season and will watch his teammates from afar. “I know that I’ll be back out there with them eventually, but right now I’m just more concerned with my treatments,” said Mancini, who expects to end the chemo sessions on Sept. 21.UP NEXTcenter_img Associated Press Nathan Eovaldi (1-0) gave up just one run and five hits, striking out four over six innings in his first career opening day start. Baltimore starter Tommy Milone (0-1) got his first opening day nod after All-Star lefty John Means experienced arm fatigue. He surrendered four runs, four hits, three walks, had a wild pitch and struck out five. Rio Ruiz homered in the seventh. Like in other opening day games around the majors, there were no spectators allowed inside Boston’s fabled park on Friday. But there were cardboard cutouts of Red Sox fans placed on the seats above the Green Monster to serve as virtual witnesses to the franchise’s version of the league’s new normal. Friday also marked Boston’s first regular season game since an offseason shakeup that included a salary-dump trade of Betts and pitcher David Price to the Dodgers, and the departure of Alex Cora as manager for his role in an illegal system of sign stealing when he was with the Houston Astros.Ron Roenicke, who served as Cora’s bench coach for two seasons and succeeded him as manager just before the start of spring training, earned his first managerial win since a five-year tenure with the Brewers ended in 2015. PREGAME TRIBUTESThere were continued nods to the nation’s social justice movement prior to the game. Players on both teams wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts and a Major League Baseball-issued Black Lives Matter sign was spread across the center field bleachers. Players from both teams knelt while holding a black ribbon in a unity moment before the game. During the national anthem, Red Sox outfielders Jackie Bradley Jr. and Alex Verdugo continued to kneel and were joined by third base coach Carlos Febles and first base coach Tom Goodwin. Orioles players stood with their arms linked. There was also a moment of silence in honor of those who’ve died during the pandemic and for medical workers. EXTRA CHANCESlast_img read more

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Talented youngsters win Skills Challenge National Final

first_img Eight talented youngsters have been crowned 2013 champions of England Golf’s National Skills Challenge, supported by FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf. They won their titles on Saturday, 28th September, at The National Golf Centre, Woodhalll Spa, where the facilities are among the best in Europe. The event was contested by 32 young golfers, who were among 1400 youngsters who started out in the competition. The finalists had all taken part in two official challenge events at their golf clubs earlier in the year and then won through one of four regional finals. They showed off some fantastic putting, chipping, bunker, pitching and long game skills, with some great scores achieved on the challenging set-up on the famous short game academy. The 2013 champions (image © John Thomson) are: Rookie 8 years and under Boys’ winner – Jack Dart of Churston Golf Club, Devon Girls’ Winner – Chloe Brown of Faversham Golf Club, Kent   Rookie 9 to 11 years Boys’ winner – Drew Mackinnon of Southampton Golf Club, Hampshire Girls’ winner – Bethany Fletcher of Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire   Tour 12 to 14 years Boys’ winner – Scott Parker of Royal North Devon Golf Club, Devon Girls’ winner – Chloe Rose of Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club, Essex   Tour 15 to 17 years Boys’ winner – Charley Mycock of Bakewell Golf Club, Derbyshire. Girls’ winner – Megan Cullen of Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire The National Skills Challenge, which aims to make practice fun for young golfers, is one of a host of England Golf initiatives which support junior golf. It is now in its eighth year and continues to progress with 850 clubs registered and over 7000 juniors involved nationwide. England Golf are delighted that FootJoy, the #1 Shoe and Glove in Golf, has continued to support the National Skills Challenge in 2013 and kindly donated products and prizes to the qualifiers and winners. Russell Lawes, FootJoy’s European Marketing Manager, said: “Grass roots golf is immensely important in making golf more accessible to individuals and we are committed to supporting the stars of tomorrow. “This is a fantastic initiative that provides a fun and easy way for junior golfers to improve all aspects of their game in an extremely well organised, enjoyable and relaxed environment. “2013 has been another extremely successful year and we at FootJoy would like to congratulate not only just the winners but all junior golfers who participated in this fantastic event. We are proud to assist such a great programme”. Richard Flint, England Golf Development Manager, said: “Every year we are amazed and impressed by the golfing talent shown by our finalists. “The Skills Challenge is a great way for clubs to inspire young golfers to improve and we’d like to see even more clubs represented, giving their juniors an opportunity to take part and potentially qualify for the regional and national finals.” For more information on the National Skills Challenge visit www.getintogolf.org/skills    The following players qualified for the 2013 National Final: Rookie 8 years and under Will Bradfield – Barnham Broom Golf & Country Club, Norfolk Jack Dart – Churston Golf Club, Devon Chanon James – Kenilworth Golf Club, Warwickshire Thomas Rogerson – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire Chloe Brown – Faversham Golf Club, Kent Carys Morris – Portmore Golf Club, Devon Holly Waterfield – Lutterworth Golf Club, Leicestershire Ayane Butterworth – Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club, Yorkshire Rookie 9 to 11 years George Fricker – Ufford Park Golf Club, Suffolk Drew Mackinnon – Southampton Golf Club, Hampshire Archie Davies – Spalding Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Robert Hillier – Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy, Yorkshire Molly Dixon – Betchworth Park Golf Club, Surrey Shannon Parfitt – Weymouth Golf Club, Dorset Kati Powell – Lutterworth Golf Club, Leicestershire Bethany Fletcher – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire Tour 12 to 14 years William Smith – Ufford Park Golf Club, Suffolk Scott Parker – Royal North Devon Golf Club, Devon Luke Turbutt – Robin Hood Golf Club (Solihull), Warwickshire James Swash – Ingleby Barwick Golf Academy, Yorkshire Chloe Rose – Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club, Essex Jessica Francis – Churston Golf Club, Devon Charlotte Voysey – Wharton Park Golf Club, Worcestershire Lauren Green – West Lancashire Golf Club, Lancashire Tour 15 to 17 years Chay Robinson – Clacton-on-Sea Golf Club, Essex Connor Aitken – Weymouth Golf Club, Dorset Charley Mycock – Bakewell Golf Club, Derbyshire. Matthew Bargh – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire Khadejar Khan – Fairlop Waters Golf Club, Essex Rebekah Nicholls – Dainton Park Golf Club, Devon Clare Wilkie – Aspley Guise & Woburn Sands Golf Club, Bedfordshire Megan Cullen – Heysham Golf Club, Lancashire 30 Sep 2013 Talented youngsters win Skills Challenge National Final last_img read more

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