Former Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin has spent her career working to build more robust and sustainable food systems in food insecure countries around the world.That experience has given her insight into the challenges that tomorrow’s leaders will have to tackle to feed a growing world population while protecting the environment. She’ll share those insights in the 2019 D.W. Brooks Lecture at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Mahler Auditorium at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel.Her talk, “Achieving Food Security and Planetary Health: A Solvable Enigma,” is being sponsored by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.“We are excited to bring Ambassador Cousin to campus as this year’s D.W. Brooks lecturer,” said CAES Dean and Director Sam Pardue. “Her long history of working tirelessly to solve the world’s food insecurity issues is an inspiration to our students, faculty and staff. We look forward to engaging with her on this global challenge.”Cousin currently serves as a distinguished fellow of agriculture at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and visiting scholar at the Stanford University Center on Food Security and the Environment.During her tenure as the executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme from 2012 until 2017, she guided the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 14,000 staff meeting urgent food needs for 80 million beneficiaries in 75 countries.Cousin is a respected leader, visionary thinker and practical problem solver, with more than 30 years of national and international nonprofit, government and corporate leadership experience. A champion and global advocate for longer-term solutions to food insecurity and hunger, Cousin has published numerous articles regarding agriculture development, food security and nutrition.In addition to Cousin’s talk, which is free and open the public, CAES will present its D.W. Brooks Awards of Excellence at a ceremony after the lecture. This year’s awards honor some of the college’s most dedicated and creative researchers, teachers and Extension leaders.The 2019 D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Research will be presented to Marc van Iersel, Vincent J. Dooley Professor of Horticulture, who has broken new ground in the area of energy efficiency and water-efficient irrigation management of greenhouses and nurseries.The 2019 D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Teaching will be presented to Patricia J. Moore, professor and senior teaching fellow in the Department of Entomology, who was instrumental in “flipping” the introductory biology class she teaches to change how we teach science to include and encourage all students — especially women and historically underrepresented groups —to pursue scientific careers.The 2019 D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Extension will be presented to Alfredo Martinez-Espinoza, professor in the Department of Plant Pathology, who has worked for the past 17 years to develop a dynamic Extension and applied research program that focuses on the management of new and recurring diseases of turfgrass, small grains and non-legume forages and delivers relevant information to stakeholders and fellow Extension professionals.The 2019 D.W. Brooks Award for Excellence in Public Service Extension will be presented to Lori Purcell Bledsoe, Northwest District 4-H program development coordinator, who has become a national leader in youth development practices and has expanded the number of young people served by Georgia 4-H across northeast Georgia.For more information about this year’s event, visit dwbrooks.caes.uga.edu.
Room to move.“There’s so much room to run around, ride bikes and enjoy the outdoors.“We’ve loved living here surrounded by the wildlife.“It’s a lovely way wake up each morning.” Mrs Alexander said the area was peaceful and the neighbours were all very friendly.“Every year we get together with our neighbours for Christmas drinks,” she said.“But living on acreage also offers you the peace and quiet away from others when you want it.” Perfect for summer.The single-level home sits on more than 1ha of land and has a large, open plan layout, which Mrs Alexander said “allows for lots of breeze and light” throughout.At one end of the home is the master suite — complete with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite — a large rumpus room, study and a laundry. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoInside 55 Priestley Road.At the centre of the home is a formal living and dining area, and the main entertaining space which includes the open plan living, dining and kitchen area which opens out on to the large covered deck area that overlooks the pool.The additional bedrooms, bathroom, workshop and garage are located at the other end of the home.There is also a full-sized tennis court on the property, and established fruit and citrus trees. Mrs Alexander said her family has enjoyed the home very much.“It’s a child’s paradise,” she said. REAL ESTATE: 55 Priestly Rd, Bridgeman DownsSitting pretty surrounded by a lush landscape is this welcoming family home. Owners Carole and Gary Alexander purchased the land at 55 Priestley Rd, Bridgeman Downs, 26 years ago and built their dream home. Mrs Alexander said it was the large, level block of land that appealed to them.“We liked the thought of having acreage as a great place to bring up a young family,” she said.
THE culmination of a two-day competition of traditional archery saw archers battle it out for top honours at the Indigenous Heritage Games 2019 on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, at the Everest ground. Among the more than 60 registrants were members from De Chief Archery Club team of Mainstay in Region 2, and the Archery Rupununi team from Region 9. The day’s shooting began at 12:30hrs on Saturday with the ranking rounds and by the day’s end saw archers qualify in six categories.Sunday’s event began with the finals for the Cadet Females U-12 with Marisha Melville (Region 4) gaining 1st place, Aliya Melville (Region 4) in 2nd place and Anjalie Adams (Region 7) in 3rd place. The Cadet Males U-12 were next and were dominated by Region Two’s Ravedo Kanhai in 1st, Robeno Kanhai second and Stephon Pearson third. Moving on to the Youth Males 13-17, only 2 boys competed with McLee George gaining 1st place and Bert Paul in 2nd place.The Youth Females 13-17 resulted in 1st place going to Sarah Fredericks (Region 2), Serena Clenkian in 2nd and Beyonce Dundas 3rd (both of Region 4).In the Adult Women 18+, Ausilda Paulin (Region 9) gained 1st place, while Rushell Dundas (Region 4) came in 2nd and Brenette Gordon (Region 3) came in 3rd. And in the final category Adult Men 18+, Alex Pearson (Region 2) shot to 1st place over Jude Edwin (Region 8) who came in 2nd and Aubrey DeSouza (Region 8) in 3rd. The trophy and cash prizes, provided by the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affair, were handed out to the winners of the six categories by Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Hon. Valerie Garrido Lowe, Archery Guyana’s president Gamal Khan and Archery Guyana’s head coach Nicholas Hing.Archery Guyana is pleased for the fifth year to have partnered with the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs for another grand weekend of archery at the Indigenous Heritage Games.
MORE: Breaking down Alabama’s Citrus Bowl victoryHere are the five biggest questions for Alabama this offseason:Will Tua Tagovailoa stay?That is the biggest domino for Alabama this offseason. Tagovailoa is recovering from hip surgery and will make his decision on Jan. 6.If Tagovailoa returns, then the potential rewards are obvious: He has piled up 7,442 passing yards, 87 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions while compiling a 22-2 record as a starter. Provided his rehab works out, he would be ready for one last ride with the Crimson Tide if he spurns the NFL draft.If Tagovailoa leaves, then Jones likely would be the starter; but former four-star recruits Taulia Tagovailoa and Paul Tyson, along with incoming freshman Bryce Young, would be in the conversation to take over. Saban knows how to manage quarterback controversies, but this would be the most wide-open battle since freshman Jalen Hurts took over the starting job in the 2016 opener vs. USC.Who else goes to NFL draft?The Crimson Tide received a lift when linebacker Dylan Moses, a Sporting News preseason All-American who missed this season with a knee injury, announced he would return to school for his senior season.Let’s say Tagovailoa stays. Would that be enough to persuade any combination of receivers Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III and DeVonta Smith to return? What about running back Najee Harris? This is the class that rose to stardom on the spot in the 2018 College Football Playoff championship game against Georgia. Would they want to come back and attempt to finish on top? Offensive linemen Alex Leatherwood and safety Xavier McKinney also have decisions to make.Alabama has been able to withstand that roster attrition better than anybody else under Saban. This draft class, however, has the potential to be large if everyone goes.MORE: Alabama tacks on final, unnecessary touchdown vs. MichiganWill Saban shuffle coaching staff?Can Saban keep this coaching staff together — and does he want to?The offense thrived under Steve Sarkisian and made the necessary adjustments after Tagovailoa’s injury. Alabama stayed on pace in scoring offense and total offense with the other Playoff contenders. Unless Sarkisian entertains a head-coaching job, which seems unlikely, he should be back. That should mean more of the same on offense.Defensive coordinator Pete Golding is a little more intriguing. Alabama allowed an average of 47 points in losses to LSU and Auburn, and ranked outside the top 10 in scoring defense and total defense. Those aren’t numbers according to standard, and it was clear throughout most of the season that the Crimson Tide did not have a Playoff-caliber defense.Still, Alabama fielded one of its youngest defenses ever of Saban’s tenure, due to injuries to several key contributors. And, given the drama around last year’s mass exodus on the coaching staff, some continuity wouldn’t hurt.Can Saban avoid three-year title drought?Saban will turn 69 on Halloween, and he faces the usual round of retirement speculation as he enters another that 14th season with the program. The Citrus Bowl win marked nine straight seasons with at least 11 wins under Saban, but there is a pressure point heading into 2020. Since Saban arrived in 2007, the Crimson Tide haven’t had three consecutive seasons without a national championship.That is an absurd standard, but it’s one Saban has been able to meet with “The Process.” Critics are going to point to cracks in the dynasty, given the high-profile losses to Clemson, LSU and Auburn the last two seasons. Next year’s team can use the motivation of watching either LSU or Clemson win the national championship, and there will be enough talent to win a national title no matter who comes back.Saban will have more than enough to work with, on and off the field. No. 9 Alabama beat No. 17 Michigan 35-16 on Wednesday to cap the 2019 season with an 11-2 record. The Crimson Tide responded well to missing the College Football Playoff for the first time, but there are even more questions heading into Nick Saban’s 14th season with the Crimson Tide.Those questions range from the Crimson Tide’s 2020 schedule, which players return for their senior season or leave for the NFL draft and what the coaching staff looks like heading into the next decade. How will Alabama handle tough schedule?Alabama should face less criticism for its schedule next season, given a neutral-site opener against USC and a September blockbuster with Georgia. Alabama will travel to LSU as well, making for a tough schedule in the Tide’s bid at a national championship.Here’s a look at Alabama’s full 2020 schedule:Alabama 2020 football scheduleDateOpponentSept. 5vs. USC (Arlington, Texas)Sept. 12vs. Georgia StateSept. 19vs. GeorgiaSept. 26vs. Kent StateOct. 3at Ole MissOct. 10at ArkansasOct. 17vs. Mississippi StateOct. 24at TennesseeOct. 31OffNov. 7at LSUNov. 14vs. UT-MartinNov. 21vs. Texas A&MNov. 28vs. AuburnThe good news is Georgia, Texas A&M and Auburn all come to Bryant-Denny Stadium, but the season likely hinges on that Nov. 7 showdown in Tiger Stadium. In that regard, nothing has changed. Saban will be on the sideline for that one. It’s just a matter of who is coming with him for 2020.
Image Courtesy: La LigaAdvertisement h7NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs663e5Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ef2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) szafWould you ever consider trying this?😱1nCan your students do this? 🌚45Roller skating! Powered by Firework Lionel Messi: a name that has left a monumental mark in the Spanish top tier football. After 15 years with the senior club, and now taking the helm of the club, the Argentine excites the Camp Nou stands just as always even in 2019. Yesterday’s Celta Vigo clash certainly wasn’t lacking any bit of that.Advertisement Image Courtesy: La LigaThe 32 year old skipper produced a sublime hat trick, as Barça dominated a 4-1 victory over RC Celta de Vigo yesterday at Camp Nou. However, the veteran still provides answers as why he is one of the greatest ever to grace the beautiful game.Following a successful spot kick conversion in the 23rd minute, Messi sent the ball soaring into the net, not once, but twice, once nearing the end of first half, and the second one just 3 minutes into the second. Check out the spectacular free kicks below, courtesy to Twitter users @Vish_Akshay and @mizterlachi.Advertisement Lionel Messi Bringing joy back to FC Barcelona! Consecutive Freekicks!!!My GOAT!!! #BarcaCelta pic.twitter.com/Hb9sHsMvSS— Omo Tailor ➐ (@mizterlachi) November 9, 2019Both kicks were taken from a similar 20 yards distance, and the Blaugrana captain’s finesse saw both of them in the back of the net.Sergio Busquetes contributed the 4th in the 85th minute, and Celta’s single consolation goal came in the first half, and that too, was free kick scored by the Uruguyan defender Lucas Olaza.Barcelona are currently top of the table with 25 points, equal to Real Madrid, who are trailing in second on the basis of goal difference. Advertisement