first_imgA new $18.5 million Animal and Dairy Science complex will make the University of Georgia an even better resource for Georgia farmers and consumers. “It’s a stepping stone for UGA to move into the elite,” said Sam Hodge, a senior majoring in meats science, to the crowd of more than 400 who dedicated the facility Feb. 6. Advantages for Georgia Larry Benyshek, animal and dairy science department head with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, said, “We will be able to compete with anyone in the United States with these facilities.” Department Partnerships The new complex includes a large animal research unit. It will allow for intensive research studies in physiology, nutrition and genetics. It also has a meats science and technology center. There, scientists will conduct studies for product quality, consistency and safety. A 150-seat auditorium will eventually be equipped as a distance learning classroom. “The (ADS) department serves a livestock industry with $850 million in cash receipts. . .” ÿ ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ Larry Benyshek Center Facts and Figures Faculty Focuscenter_img The UGA department’s quantitative genetics program has gained national attention in beef cattle. The addition of a leading scientist working in the area of cloning has brought in new technology in reproductive biology and adds to the efforts developing mammalian transgenesis. The beef and pork industries have identified product quality and consistency as major research areas. “The new meat science center will provide the facility to carry on a flourishing program in this area,” Benyshek said. UGA ADS Programs Benyshek said his faculty focuses on comprehensive programs dealing with the livestock that have an economic impact on Georgia farmers and consumers. Scientists conduct research leading to new technology and transfer that technology and information statewide through on-campus classes and the adult education programs of the Extension Service. “The department serves a livestock industry with $850 million in cash receipts from beef, dairy, hogs, sheep, horses and aquaculture,” he said. “These farm cash receipts transfer into a multibillion-dollar agribusiness industry.” Karen Holbrook, UGA Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, said the complex offers a unique advantage in economic development on the UGA campus. By allowing for “leading-edge research,” she said, “this facility will serve as an incubator for companies. The community and the academy will now be able to work together within the same walls.” “The department is becoming more and more active in the Georgia Research Alliance effort to promote science leading to economic development,” he said. The fourth floor of the new complex houses four companies in leased space. The companies were founded by faculty members on the UGA campus. “This will become a model for the partnership between science and economic development,” Benyshek said.last_img read more

first_img Boomers discover mortality Dr. Bernard G. SuranAs the first wave of baby boomers sidles up to age 55, the scramble begins. Long-standing denial of creaking joints and expanding waistlines threatens to crumble if the reality of aging registers.Thus, alarms wail and drive the imagination to slow the ticking of the clock. After all, a generation that perfected jet travel, the Internet, and fast food should be able to toy with time any way they damn well please.The boomers say, “We’re not getting older. We’re not even losing any of our faculties while aging gracefully. And, we’re certainly not inching toward a nursing home with its image of white-garbed attendants wiping drool from our chins. It is not going to happen. No way.”Instead, a nervous boomer will invent some clever catchphrase that extends middle age into. . . well, maybe not infinity but certainly long enough to create mass denial and ease the jitters about creeping age. Maybe we’re not going to die. Like Burl Ives playing Big Daddy in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” let’s all proclaim, “I think I’m going to live forever.” MiddlesenceOnce, before the time of hucksters, mankind followed a simple four-phase plan: youth, adulthood, old age, and dead as a doornail.Then, the social scientists rightly demonstrated the reality of other stages, phases, and passages; and we took comfort in knowing that growing pains were inherent in a life cycle ordained by nature.If we hung in long enough, we’d discover that we were built something like time-release capsules: As we reached specific ages, we’d experience thoughts and feelings suitable to the realities we had overcome and alerting us to the challenges ahead.True enough. The life cycle isn’t an invention; it’s a set of genuine realities we negotiate from birth to death — unless we try to fool Mother Nature.When we hit 55, the actuarial tables are predicting about a quarter century left to enjoy ourselves. At age 55, males have a life expectancy of 23.3 more years and females 27.4 years. Yes, we live longer. Yes, the miracles of modern medicine hold out hope for proving that the actuaries are giving us short shrift, etc. But, folks, some significant part of the end of our lives will be spent in old age. And rightly so, don’t you think?“Not so,” say the hucksters.Thus, the invention of a brand new stage of life staying the ravages of time: middlesence. Not senescence, middlesence — middling interminably through the final stages of life.Those who went before us used the final stages to prepare our wills and get our affairs in order. No need for that anymore. With the stroke of a keyboard, the middle part of our lives is being extended into a Great Age that, God and the hucksters willing, may not even terminate in “dead as a doornail.”Perhaps middlescence will be followed by post-middlescence or some other form of snake oil that softens the undeniable eventuality. The search for eternal youth has been replaced by the hope that middle age might last forever. And, for a hidden bonus, those adolescents who were slow to grow up will surely become middlescents, slow to grow old.The baby boomers are not happy with the prospect of growing older than they already are. The surveys show it, and the hucksters are making hay on it.And, how will the consumer strategists address the 76 million members of the coming “mature market?” Don’t call them golden-agers. Don’t call them seniors or gray hairs. Don’t indicate in any way that they’re growing older. Certainly, don’t lump them in with that group of golden oldies who have already seen 55 come and go. Instead, they are subliminally conned into believing that the Madison Avenue handstand of middlescence will halt all fears of the grim reaper.Erik Erickson, one of the psychologists responsible for developing stage theories of the life cycle, had no difficulty punctuating the later years with a specific stage. He called it ego-integrity vs. despair.When we have lived our lives fully, healthy persons accept the triumphs and failures of the life cycle as something that had to be, without alteration or substitution, the patrimony of one’s history, and the legacy for those who remain.The unwillingness to accept the whole of one’s life cycle expresses itself in the fear of death; despair triggers awareness that remaining years are short and activates a frantic search for alternate possibilities — like middlesence.In another quarter century, the oldest baby boomers will be nearing the end of middlesence (namely, death) while the youngest will be sharpening their denial skills.If we allow ourselves to be huckstered into a phony middlesence, we may never claim the right to grow old gracefully, to showcase the gift of aging for younger generations, to gather our wits and memories and weave the fabric of our histories into a statement of whom we have been and what our lives have stood for.Ashley Montagu once said he wanted to live fast and die young — as late as possible. Of course, he was just being clever. Just because we’re growing older doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun with it.We’d all like to hang on for a few more years, especially if we can manage our own drool. Some of us gray-haired, wrinkled oldsters are still buying green bananas and enjoying the audacity to work our appointment books by the month.While we’re middling toward the end of middlescence, however, we might lend due consideration to the meaning of our lives and how we will frame our convictions for posterity and the leap into the unknown.Soon enough, it’s old age and dead as a doornail. As nature intended. Some part of the final stage involves preparing ourselves for that reality so that those we leave behind may lead lives of conscious integrity without diving headlong into the denial pit.Our time will come. When it does, better to face it like a mensch rather than a con artist feigning surprise and disbelief — and oozing Eriksonian despair. Dr. Bernard G. Suran, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and diplomat and fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology and the American Board of Professional Psychology. This column is published under the sponsorship of the Quality of Life and Career Committee. The committee’s Web site is at www.fla-lap.org/qlsm. The Quality of Life and Career Committee, in cooperation with the Florida State University College of Law, also has an interactive listserv titled “The Healthy Lawyer.” Details and subscription information regarding the listserv can be accessed through the committee’s Web site or by going directly to www.fla-lap.org/qlsm. November 1, 2002 Regular News Boomers discover mortalitylast_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A former Nassau County police officer has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing his wife in their upstate New York home last year, according to The Associated Press.Charles Wilkinson pleaded guilty in May to manslaughter in Saratoga County court. He was originally charged with second-degree murder.Prosecutors have said that the 69-year-old ex-cop killed his wife, Kathleen, “during a physical domestic dispute” in June 2014 and then “continued to live in the house over the weekend while his wife lay deceased in the bedroom.”Deputies from the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office made the discovery at the couple’s Malta home when authorities were called to check the condition of the victim, who had not been heard from in several days.Investigators later determined that the woman had been fatally strangled.Prosecutors offered Wilkinson the plea deal because psychiatrists determined he was emotionally disturbed, AP reported.Wilkinson, who retired in 1984, collected a pension of more than $33,000 last year, records show.last_img read more

first_imgIn the meantime, party elders such as former President George W. Bush have publicly congratulated Biden on his successful bid.“Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country,” Bush said in a statement.But even more ominous for Trump is the fact that a growing list of organizations who fought hard for his reelection are starting to reject his ill-fated effort.- Advertisement – On a call with reporters Monday, U.S. Chamber of Commerce representatives said the time for campaigning had come to an end. Over the weekend, the chamber had joined other GOP boosters like the National Association of Manufacturers and the Business Roundtable in congratulating the incoming Biden administration. Sens. Mitt Romney of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were among the only GOP lawmakers to actually acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden’s win by Sunday evening. What was more typical was Republicans who stoked doubt in the results and endorsed Trump’s disinformation push to invalidate Biden’s victory.“Every legal challenge should be heard,” GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California told Fox News. “Then and only then will America decide who won the race.”Trump has continued to frame the referendum on his dismal leadership as “a stolen election,” even as he spent all day Saturday and Sunday at the links. Several top aides have reportedly tried to impart to Trump that his chances of prevailing through his legal challenges are zero-to-none at this point. But Trump has a thick and impenetrable skin when it comes to reality, particularly when it involves him officially being declared a “loser.” – Advertisement – – Advertisement – “It’s time for the president’s lawyers to present the facts, and it’s time for those facts to speak for themselves,” Sen. Blunt, who chairs the Senate Rules Committee, said on ABC’s This Week. “It seems unlikely that any changes could be big enough to make a difference, but this is a close election, and we need to acknowledge that.”Blunt added that he looked forward “to the president dealing with this however he needs to deal with it.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgTopics : Separately, BI senior deputy governor Destry Damayanti responded to Ridwan’s statement, saying it was one of BI’s duties to help regional administrations.“Our mandates include maintaining price stabilization. Together with the West Java administration, we already have a regional inflation monitoring team. We will keep inflation on both national and regional levels relatively low,” said Destry.The West Java administration has set a target to increase investment in the province by 10 percent in 2020 from the Rp 130 trillion (US$9.5 billion) pocketed last year.Amazon and Hyundai are among the foreign investors expected to pour money into West Java, with investments of Rp 40 trillion and Rp 100 trillion, respectively. The petrochemical business in Indramayu is also expected to receive Rp 1 trillion in foreign investment.Ridwan said West Java’s large population allowed it to achieve high economic productivity, noting that drivers of the province’s economy included tourism and manufacturing. (syk) While West Java has recorded the highest rates of domestic and foreign investment in the country over the last two years, with economic growth also above the national average, the governor has admitted his administration needs to monitor the province’s above average inflation rate.“[Inflation] remains a concern,” West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said during the inauguration of the new head of Bank Indonesia’s [BI] West Java branch on Friday.Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reported that inflation in West Java reached 2.95 percent in the period of January to August last year, up from 2.58 percent year-on-year (yoy), mainly driven by rising food prices in the region. The rate is higher than the 2019 national average of 2.72 percent.center_img Many believe the high inflation rate could scare off investors, as inflation erodes the value of investment returns over time, prompting investors to shift their money to markets with lower inflation rates.During the inauguration ceremony, Ridwan called on BI’s West Java chief representative, Herawanto, to help strengthen the economy of West Java.“The West Java administration needs to translate BI’s statistical language into concrete programs to strengthen its economy,” said Ridwan.Read also: West, Central Java lead efforts to lure investorslast_img read more

first_imgThe home at 25A-25B White St, Kelvin Grove.This three-bedroom Queenslander is new to the market in a popular Brisbane suburb. The home at 25A-25B White St, Kelvin Grove is ideal to first homebuyers, families or investors. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The living room at 25A-25B White St, Kelvin Grove.The well-presented house is on a 329sqm block and has high ceilings, VJ walls and timber floorboards. The three bedrooms and good-sized living area are off the central hallway and there is a generously-sized kitchen at the back of the home. The pool and outdoor area at 25A-25B White St, Kelvin Grove..center_img The kitchen at 25A-25B White St, Kelvin GroveThe kitchen has wraparound stone benchtops, white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and a servery window out to the back deck. The covered deck flows out to the fenced, inground pool.Under the house there is garage parking for two cars, a rumpus room and a laundry with toiletlast_img read more

first_img “It’s certainly proper football,” said Lampard in an interview for the BBC’s Football Focus, recounted on the official Chelsea website. “There are clear things that are going to be affected, you may not get to the level of what we get with crowds because that’s why the Premier League is for me the best in the world, because our home fans drive us on and that’s why home advantage is so important but when you go away, that hostility and tribalism sometimes drives you on as well. It’s a beautiful thing. read also:Lampard reveals Drogba’s impact in Chelsea’s Champions League triumph “Of course it’s football [the behind-closed-door games]. There will be things that are different and I’ll have to speak to the players about that but when there’s three points and when you’re playing for your team and you want to get somewhere in the league, then of course the focus is there.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard, is happy seeing the Bundesliga make a successful return Chelsea manager Frank Lampard Football in Germany was back underway successfully last weekend, with matches played in empty stadiums, substitutes sat two metres apart on the sidelines and players celebrating goals without contact. Lampard is convinced the measures are necessary and a better option than being unable to finish the 2019/20 season.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Dronecenter_img Loading… last_img read more

first_imgLiverpool have spent more than any other Premier League club on fees paid to players’ agents for the third successive year, according to figures released by the Football Association on Wednesday. Liverpool top the latest figures for Premier League spending on agent fees The FA’s latest list covers the summer window in 2019 and the January 2020 transfer period. Over those two windows, Premier League leaders Liverpool spent £30.3 million ($37.6 million) on agent fees. Liverpool’s major deal over that period was the signing of Japan winger Takumi Minamino from Salzburg for £7.2 million in January. The club’s total agent spend was a reduction from nearly £44 million, which the Reds spent the previous year.Advertisement Under FIFA rules, the FA has been publishing the total payments made by clubs in England’s top five divisions to agents for the last three years, as well as a list of every transfer which involved an agent. Despite Liverpool’s reduction and the Premier League’s efforts to bring down the amount clubs spend on agents, the combined figures show an increase from £261 million to £263.3 million for the English top-flight. The top four spenders on agents, as in the two previous years, consisted of Liverpool, Manchester City, who spent £29 million, Manchester United, who paid £27.6 million, and Chelsea, whose total was £26.2 million. Read Also: Video: Messi lucky to escape red card during Barca vs Athletic club Everton, at £16.9 million, are the fifth biggest spenders on agents’ fees, with Arsenal, £13.6 million, West Ham, £13.2 million and Tottenham, £12.5 million, making up the top eight. Burnley’s £3.9 million spend was the lowest of the 20 Premier League clubs. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 10 Female Disney Villains You’ll Definitely Fall In Love With6 Best Natural History Museums In The World10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithMacaulay Culkin’s Own Version Of The New ‘Home Alone’The Best Cars Of All Time7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel English Premier League leaders Liverpool will travel to either Championship side Bristol City or League One Shrewsbury Town in the fourth round, following Monday’s draw. They had fielded a virtual youth side and still beat Everton in the FA Cup third round on Sunday, while Bristol City and Shrewsbury drew 1-1 on Saturday. Bristol City, who drew 1-1 at home to Shrewsbury, pulled off one of the great FA Cup shocks last time. Then, they had faced Liverpool, winning a third round replay 1-0 at Anfield in 1994 as a second-tier side. The result led to the resignation of the Anfield club’s boss Graeme Souness. Shrewsbury had less luck in their only ever meeting with Liverpool, losing 4-0 at home in the fourth round in 1996. The Merseysiders, currently world and European champions, last won the FA Cup in 2006. Holders Manchester City will host Fulham who knocked out Premier League Aston Villa on Saturday. Manchester United or Wolverhampton Wanderers, who drew 0-0 on Sunday, will play last year’s runners-up Watford or Tranmere Rovers. Tranmere Rovers came from 3-0 down to draw their third-round tie 3-3. Arsenal, who have won the world’s oldest Cup competition a record 13 times, will be away to Bournemouth. Burnley versus Norwich City is the only other guaranteed all-Premier League match-up among the fourth round fixtures, which will be played between January 24 and 27. Championship side Birmingham City have been drawn away at either Bristol Rovers or Coventry City but could play on their own ground. That is if Coventry win the replay between the third-tier sides since the Sky Blues currently share St Andrew’s. Former West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic will return to his old club with his second-tier West Bromwich Albion side. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Bristol CityFA CupLiverpoolShrewsburylast_img read more

first_imgELLSWORTH — The 11th annual Flattop 5K and kids’ Fun Run is slated for Saturday, March 26, in Lamoine.The race is held in honor of the late Bill Pinkham, a dedicated runner in the community.The kids’ one-mile run is set for 9:30 a.m., and the 5K begins at 10. The cost is $15 for 5K runners and $1 for the Fun Run.Races begin at the Lamoine Consolidated School, which is on Route 184 — about six miles from the intersection of routes 1 and 184.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textRegistration closes on race day at 9 a.m. for the Fun Run and 9:30 for the 5K.For more information, call Robin Emery at 667-9219.last_img read more