Archway honor

first_imgBy Ross WillisUniversity of GeorgiaThe University of Georgia was recently awarded the 2009 Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award for its Archway Partnership program. By receiving the award, the Archway Partnership is one of four regional programs invited to compete for the national 2009 C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award.The Archway Partnership is an initiative to strengthen UGA’s land-grant mission by taking a grassroots approach to meet locally identified community and economic development needs by creating portal communities through which the university’s teaching, research, and service missions can address community driven issues.Six such portal communities already exist: Moultrie/Colquitt County; Sandersville, Tennille/Washington County; Brunswick/Glynn County; Clayton County; Hartwell/Hart County; and Americus/Sumter County. The Hawkinsville/Pulaski County community is set to begin operations on July 1, according to Archway Partnership Director Mel Garber. The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, formerly known as the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, declared the Archway Partnership award to be the single most prestigious university/community engagement award for the Southern Region.Connecting UGA and Georgia communities”The regional award is recognition by other institutions of higher education that the University of Georgia is a national leader in development of a more effective platform to tie community needs to higher education resources,” said UGA Vice President for Public Service and Outreach Art Dunning. “The Archway Partnership demonstrates UGA’s commitment to create and sustain a new way to connect the work of faculty and students from across the entire campus to the needs of communities throughout the state.” “The Archway Partnership really enhances student education as well as community-based research,” said Garber. “It is truly a vehicle without limits in furthering economic development in Georgia’s communities, student education and faculty involvement from virtually all academic disciplines and areas of research.The APLU is a voluntary, non-profit association of 186 public research universities, including 74 land-grant institutions and 27 state university systems that enroll more than 4.7 million students.Honor bestowed in SeptemberThe Archway Partnership, and the other three regional award programs, will be showcased during the National Outreach Scholarship Conference Sept. 28-30 at UGA. The Magrath award winner will be selected during the conference, with the winner being announced during the APLU annual meeting Nov. 15-17 in Washington, D.C.The Outreach Scholarship and Magrath University Community Engagement awards recognize four-year public universities that have redesigned their learning, discovery and engagement functions to become productively involved with their communities. The Magrath Award is named for C. Peter Magrath, president of NASULGC, now APLU, from 1992-2005. Magrath was a leading advocate for public universities embracing the concept of outreach and community engagement.For additional information about the APLU, the 2009 Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award, and the Outreach Scholarship and Magrath University Community Engagement Award, see read more

Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Women’s Championship

first_imgJamaica crush Leeward Islands by 8 wickets to finish third..Guyana end tournament on winning noteAN astounding bowling performance from the Jamaica women at the National Stadium, Providence, propelled them to a crushing eight-wicket win over the Leeward Islands with skipper Stafanie Taylor’s all-round contribution landing her the player of the match award.Leeward Islands won the toss and elected to bat, but were totally at sea with only three batters reaching double figures as they were bowled out for a paltry 91 in just 35.4 overs. Taylor’s off-spin landed her four wickets while Chinelle Henry and Vanessa Watts kept up the pressure at the other end, snaring three wickets apiece.Only Saneldo Willet, who made 23 (2x4s, 76 deliveries), Shawnisha Hector with 16 (3x4s, 31 deliveries) and Jenisen Richards who managed 19 (2x4s, 46 deliveries) made it to double figures for the Leeward Islands, the last 4 wickets fell for just 11 runs with the number 10 and 11 batters failing to trouble the scorers.Taylor ended with figures of 4-10 from 6.4 overs while Henry had 3-19 (8 overs) and Watts 3-12 (7.2 overs).In their run chase, Jamaica lost their opening pair cheaply as Natasha McLean was trapped LBW by Amanda Edwards for just four runs while Rashada Williams was bowled by the same bowler for two.Then entered Taylor and her deputy, Chedean Nation, who carried Jamaica home in 15.4 overs with the latter hitting an unbeaten half-century. Nation’s knock spanned just 35 deliveries and included 10 fours and a six while Taylor held her end to finish not out on 24 (28 deliveries) which contained four boundaries; together, the pair ensured that Jamaica grabbed victory by eight wickets.Meanwhile, Guyana ended their tournament on a winning note when they beat Windward Islands by 57 runs. Batting first, Guyana managed 132 before being bowled out with Evra Giddings scoring an unbeaten 34 while the next best score came from Akaze Thompson who managed 18 before being dismissed. The pick of the bowlers for the Windward Islands was Afy Fletcher with figures of 3-19 (10 overs).Needing 133 for victory, the Windward Islands collapsed in their run chase with only Fletcher reaching double figures with her score of 26. Sheneta Grimmond was the architect of destruction for the Guyanese, leading the way with 4-23 while Giddings chipped in with 2-14 and Paula Millington grabbed 3-12 to hand Guyana the win.Jamaica finished third overall and Guyana’s win ensured that they were fourth in the points standing.last_img read more

Further success for Irish at Paralympics

first_imgTipperary’s Peter Ryan makes his Paralympic cycling debut today.The Upperchurch man and his co-pilot Marcin Mizgajski will compete in the men’s B road time trial at around 5.30pm.The 26-year-old thought he’d missed out on a place in Rio but got a late call-up when Russia was banned from the games.His first cousin Sean Purcell says getting to compete in Brazil is a great achievement.Meanwhile, Waterford based Damien Vereker will be partnered by Carrick on Suir’s Sean Hahessy – they start their effort at 5.35. Ireland have taken another medal at the games in Rio.Cyclist Colin Lynch has won silver in the C2 Time Trial.Canada’s Tristen Chernove took gold – 19 seconds clear of Lynch – with the bronze going to Spain’s Maurice Far Eckhard Tio.last_img read more


first_imgGardai and other emergency services have attended a two car crash at Glenswilly.The accident happened after 11am this morning.Nobody was seriously hurt in the smash.  PEOPLE ESCAPE INJURY AFTER TWO-CAR CRASH IN GLENSWILLY was last modified: May 19th, 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:Gardaiglenswillysmashlast_img read more

Arcata girls soccer claims comeback win over Eureka to stay in race for league title

first_imgARCATA >> With its streak of consecutive league titles getting as good of a challenge as its gotten in years heading down the home stretch, the Arcata girls soccer team’s final four regular-season games have subsequently turned into must-win situations.Wednesday afternoon’s 2-1 win over Eureka allowed Arcata to control its own destiny, as the Tigers got second-half goals from senior captains Maya Zambas and Claire Bareilles within a 15-minute span to claim a hard-fought comeback victory over …last_img read more

Brandon Monebrake, May 22

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We got six inches of rain and then it dried up and the ground got as hard as concrete in some places. Then we got four-tenths one night and everything we thought we were going to replant started coming up. That rain saved a lot of corn.We ended up getting six to eight-tenths last week. It was just enough. The dirt has been working up great. It was just dry enough and just wet enough last week. We got a tenth last night. Our replant goes down everyday because more of the crops keep coming up. Last week there were about 10 acres of the 300 we planted before the wet and cold weather that we thought needed to be replanted. Every day more has been coming up and surprising us more.We think if you feel like you need to rotary hoe something you should just go replant it. We don’t have one and don’t like doing it. There have been a lot of people around us turning the seed off on their planters and running them right down the row.There was some really yellow corn down the road and it is as green as can be now. It looks good and all of our corn looks great. We had some beans planted early and they came up and look great too. We had about 120 acres of beans coming up yesterday. We are very happy with the way things are looking right now. We have 80 acres of corn left to plant and we are hoping to finish tonight. We have 900 acres or of beans so to go and we’ll hit them hard and hopefully have them done in a week or so.Saturday night we had the Matt Calland Memorial Pull and we drove through rain all the way home from Champaign County. We got first place.last_img read more

Tejashwi Yadav breaks silence: ‘I am very much here’

first_imgLeader of the Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday ended speculation over his “prolonged absence” from the State with a tweet that said he was undergoing long-delayed treatment for a “ligament and ACL injury”.He said he was “very much here” and would continue to fight with “renewed commitment on everyday life issues of the poor”.His absence from State politics after the crushing defeat of the Rashtriya Janata Dal in the recently held Lok Sabha poll had invited jibes from ruling NDA leaders over the past several days.Earlier, BJP MLA Nitin Navin said, “Such a tragedy took place in the State when over 150 children died in Muzaffarpur district and the Leader of the Opposition was absent from the scene. He was not present even when the monsoon session of the State Assembly began on Friday.”Leaders of the BJP’s alliance partner JD(U) also took potshots at Mr. Yadav’s “sudden disappearance”.Rabri retortsOn Friday, when journalists asked his mother and former Chief Minister Rabri Devi about Mr. Yadav’s whereabouts, she said: “Aapke ghar mein hain (He is in your home).” She later explained that her son was not “hiding” from anyone. “He is doing the work that is expected of him,” she said.On Saturday, Mr. Yadav tweeted: “Friends! For last few weeks I was busy undergoing treatment for my long delayed ligament & ACL injury. However, I’m amused to see political opponents as well as a section of media cooking up spicy stories.”“We are accountable to people who look for a socialist-secular and social justice alternative in us and wish to assure that we are very much here and the fight is on… recent developments helped me study, scrutinize, analyze and appraise the things in a different way,” he wrote in another tweet.“Constantly following up the untimely loss of hundreds of poor kids due to AES… asked party workers, leaders to visit affected families without getting into Photo-OP and MPs to raise it in Parliament & that’s why PM responded. My Dear Bihar! I am very much here (sic),” said a third tweet.last_img read more

Sting of finals loss fuels San Miguel’s drive to another All-Filipino title

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel is a team that rarely loses in the finals.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the past five years, the Beermen has gone 6-1 record in the finals in an incredible feat, with their lone title series loss coming in the 2018 Commissioner’s Cup against Barangay Ginebra.They have a chance to ease the bitter feeling of a finals loss as San Miguel booked a return to the Philippine Cup final for the fifth straight year after closing out Phoenix in five games.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, logisticsRemembering what it feels like to be on the losing side of a championship series, San Miguel guard Chris Ross said they’re hell-bent on going all out in the finals of the All-Filipino conference.“We just want to get back to our winning ways,” said Ross Thursday at Cuneta Astrodome. “I told the guys, ‘remember how this feels [the loss to Ginebra], remember how defeat feels.’”center_img Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hidilyn Diaz’s niece bags weightlifting silver in Arafura Games “When we get back to the finals, we don’t want to feel that again.”Ross, who finished with 18 points, four assists, and six steals, added that it’s the loss to the Gin Kings that will ultimately fuel them to claim an unprecedented fifth straight Philippine Cup.No other team in PBA history has won five straight conference championships with only San Miguel and Alaska during the Governors’ Cups from 1994 to 1997 getting a four-peat.“I told them, ‘just remember how this feels,’” said Ross. “The next time we get to a championship, we’ll remember that feeling and we’ll play even harder to try to get those wins.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

Indian women’s cricket team on a high: 18 wins out of 19 ODIs since February 2016

first_imgIndia women’s cricket team on Saturday registered their 18th victory in their last 19 One Day Internationals. India started their ICC Women’s World Cup campaign with a comfortable 35-run win over former champions and hosts England at Derby.India recorded their 18th victory out of 19 ODIs played since February 7, 2016 with their only defeat coming against South Africa in May. Interestingly, the men’s team has played 22 matches so far from January 2016 and has won 12 games.Put into bat, India women’s openers Punam Raut (86) and Smriti Mandhana (90) put up a 144-run stand in 27 overs. But just when the going seemed good, Mandhana was sent packing by off-spinner Heather Knight. Mandhana, who slammed 11 boundaries and two sixes, was caught at midwicket by Danielle Hazell.India Women’s 18th ODI win in their last 19 games since 7-2-2016Only loss came v SA @ Potchefstroom, 17-5-2017 #ENGWvINDW#WWC17#EngvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 24, 2017An unperturbed Raut continued the attack with new batswoman and skipper Mithali Raj (71), and forged a 78-run partnership in 16 overs. But while trying to up the ante, Raut was caught at deep midwicket by Danielle Wyatt off Hazell. Raut’s 134-ball knock was laced with seven boundaries and a six.With the scoreboard reading 222/2 in 42.3 overs, Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur (24 not out) played sensibly and added 59 runs to post a challenging total 281/3. Raj, however, was dismissed by Knight in the last ball of the final over.However, Raj became the first player women’s cricket history to hit seven consecutive half-centuries in ODIs.Great effort by the entire team on the victory against the hosts. On to the next match on a positive note #WWC17 @BCCIWomen #GoforGlory ????º Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) June 24, 2017Chasing 282, England were bowled out for 246 in the 47.3 overs with Deepti Sharma and Shikha Pandey scalping three and two wickets each.For England, middle-order batswoman Fran Wilson top scored with 81 runs off 75 balls and Heather Knight contributed 46 runs. Apart from them no other batswoman stepped up to the occasion. The resounding victory helped India register their first win over England in five years as they had lost all six previous matches to the hosts.Superb batting performance by the @BCCIWomen’s team! Keep it up @SmritiMandhana, Poonam Raut and @RajMithali- sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) June 24, 2017Congratulations on a wonderful victory @BCCIWomen . Beating the hosts at home is indeed a great beginning.#WWC17- Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 24, 2017Class batting setting up a great win for India against a strong England side. Terrific start for India in the #WWC17 ?????????- Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) June 24, 2017Fantastic start @BCCIWomen to the #ICCWomensWorldCup , beating Eng convincingly #IndvsEng ????????????- Deep Dasgupta (@DeepDasgupta7) June 24, 2017What a great start by @BCCIWomen , convincing victory. Well done girls. Super Proud. #WWC17 Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 24, 2017Congratulations @BCCIWomen and my fav player is Deepti Sharma and @mandhana_smriti ????????????? Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) June 24, 2017Congratulations @BCCIWomen on a wonderful start in #WWC17 Well played @mandhana_smriti @M_Raj03 and Poonam Raut ???????- Manoj Tiwary (@tiwarymanoj) June 24, 2017Congratulations @BCCIWomen on their victorious start. Way to go- Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 24, 2017(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

10 days agoAston Villa defender Guilbert ‘so happy’ working with coach Terry

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa defender Guilbert ‘so happy’ working with coach Terryby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa defender Frederic Guilbert is happy working with coach John Terry.The French full-back has enjoyed an impressive start to life in the Premier League since completing a permanent £4.5million move from Caen during the summer.Guilbert claims the work of former England captain Terry, who takes the lead in coaching the club’s defenders, has helped his game.He said: “Of course I knew John Terry, not personally but now I can say yes. When you have a coach like him, when he speaks to you, you just listen and do what he is telling you.“I speak to him a lot because he was a great defender. He is good to speak with. We have really good staff and quality coaches, so I am happy.” last_img read more