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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Raheem Sterling already focused on Manchester City’s next game

first_imgRaheem Sterling is looking onwards and upwards after igniting his Manchester City career with a hat-trick in Saturday’s 5-1 demolition of Bournemouth. Wilfried Bony also struck twice as the Barclays Premier League leaders made light of the absences of key attacking duo Sergio Aguero and David Silva at the Etihad Stadium. But with star striker Aguero likely to be out for at least a month and playmaker Silva for a fortnight, Sterling is aware there are tougher challenges ahead. They start with Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday before City then travel to Old Trafford for next Sunday’s derby against Manchester United. Sterling said: “It is always good to be on the scoresheet and even better to get a hat-trick. That was my best game so far for City – I had chances and I finished them so I’m happy. “But the game has gone now and I need to focus on the next game and hopefully try to get on the scoresheet then. We have to put this game to one side now and look towards Sevilla and Man United next weekend.” Sterling played just behind lone striker Bony with the outstanding Kevin de Bruyne to his left and Jesus Navas on the right. Bournemouth did have a good early penalty appeal rejected but City’s attack soon started to fire as Sterling and Bony both struck in the opening 11 minutes. Glenn Murray replied but Sterling showed great composure to net another after being released by a brilliant De Bruyne pass and completed his treble before the interval, although Navas should have taken the initial chance. Bony claimed his second with a neat turn in the closing minutes and Kelechi Iheanacho had another effort ruled out for offside. The performances of the forwards, and particularly of De Bruyne and the understanding between Bony and Sterling, were among the highlights and bode well for City at a time when squad depth is being tested. Sterling said: “The movement up front and the passing from midfield has been really good in the last few games and we’ve been playing some good, free-flowing stuff. “I thought Wilf was unbelievable. He brought people into the game and scored goals when he needed to. That was a credit to him.” For Bony there was also great satisfaction. His City career is yet to get going with a combination of international commitments, injuries and illness – now revealed to be malaria – having hampered him since his £25million January move from Swansea. Bony said: “This is a good chance for me and it started to work, so let’s hope it carries on like this.” Bournemouth’s preparations had been disrupted when goalkeeper Artur Boruc aggravated a thigh injury in the warm-up and had to be replaced by Adam Federici. It was the latest in a series of injury problems to hit the promoted side, having already lost Tommy Elphick, Callum Wilson, Max Gradel and Tyrone Mings to long-term problems. Manager Eddie Howe said: “With our full squad this would be an incredibly tough task and it is even more so with the players we have out. “But we are going to have to cope. I still believe the squad we have got is able to be competitive, despite the fact we have so many players out long term. We are not looking at that as an excuse.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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David Accam survives after massive tornado hits his US home [VIDEO]

first_imgGhanaian international, David Accam survived after a major tornado swept through Nashville, Tennessee in the United States of America, where the player resides.Per reports by CNN, 9 people have been reported dead and numerous homes have been destroyed by the tornado that tore through Tennessee.The Nashville Soccer Club winger, Accam tweeted a video of his apartment in a mess after the tornado had passed.He described the event as the “craziest night ever. Thank God we survived” after he survived the tornado in Nashville.Craziest night ever. Thank God we survive it🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/oh4qu6htYT— king David Accam (@iamdavidaccam) March 3, 2020David Accam, 29 moved from Columbus Crew last season to Nashville Soccer Club and played 64 minutes in his team’s 2-1 loss to Atlanta United in the Major League Soccer on March 1, 2020.last_img read more

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COUNCILLOR SAID HE IS ‘DISMAYED’ BY DAMNING HOSPITAL REPORT

first_imgA Letterkenny Town councillor has slammed the findings of a report into cleanliness at Letterkenny General Hospital.Gerry McMonagleSinn Fein Councillor Gerry McMonagle said he is dismayed by the findings of the HIQA report and said management must act immediately on it.Dirty baths threatening the health of newborns were among a catalogue of neglect posing a significant risk to patients at the hospital. Other comments related to the management at Letterkenny General Hospital where health chiefs described the management as being lax in relation to allowing rooms where chemicals, painkillers and other strong medications remain unlocked.Cllr Mc Monagle said: This is a very damming report on the cleanliness of the hospital and one that the management at the hospital must address immediately.“What we don’t want is for the hard working staff at the hospital to be held responsible for this damming report.“For a long time now I and my colleagues have been flagging up to the hospital management and indeed the Minister of Health James Reilly what the effects of their cutbacks to the health service would produce, and now we have the evidence which in the wording of the report would suggest that the physical environment was not effectively managed and maintained to protect patients and reduce the spread of healthcare associated infections” He said hospital management must study the report in detail and said they cannot continue to try and run a large hospital like Letterkenny on a shoe string budget.“Patients who are already ill should not be open to further infections due to cutbacks in staffing levels” the management must stand up and fight for extra resources from the government instead of trying to implement their failing health policies.“I am now calling on Dr James Reilly to make extra resources available to the hospital management and not to allow the blame for this report to rest with the hardworking staff of the hospital as governments often do.” COUNCILLOR SAID HE IS ‘DISMAYED’ BY DAMNING HOSPITAL REPORT was last modified: April 26th, 2013 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:CLLR GERRY MCMONAGLELetterkenny General Hospitalreportlast_img read more

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