Blairsville field day

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaWith timely information and some of the state’s best scenery, aday at the Mountain Beef Cattle Field Day April 21 nearBlairsville, Ga., is bound to please anyone who raises cattle fora living or a hobby.The field day will begin with refreshments at 9 a.m. at theGeorgia Mountain Research and Education Center. Half-hourpresentations and discussions will run from 9:30 to 3 p.m.Speakers will discuss grass tetany, heifer development, beefalliances, the U.S. Animal Identification Plan, stocker researchand forage updates and results.Dean Pringle, an animal scientist with the University of GeorgiaCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, will end theday with a live ultrasound demonstration.Lunch will be provided by Ag Georgia Farm Credit. You don’t haveto register. To learn more about the field day, call (706)745-2655.last_img read more

Boston tops SportMods at Tri-State

first_imgBy Rob NugentPOCOLA, Okla. (July 9) – Dustin Boston outran the IMCA SportMod field for his first Tri-State Speed­way victory of the season on Saturday night.Logan Ellis finished second for the second week in a row and last week’s winner, Dustin Leather­man, followed for a third place finish.Tate Cole captured his eighth Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win of the season over Kevin Guinn in second and 15-year-old Kayden Menasco in third.last_img

Rams’ Sean McVay pulls ultimate ‘tampering’ prank on Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury

first_img Kliff Kingsbury to give Cardinals cellphone breaks during meetings McVay told Adam Schefter on his podcast Monday that he invited Kingsbury to dinner along with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who Kingsbury coached at Texas Tech.This is where the tampering part and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s name come in. Related News “I wouldn’t be upset about that,” he said.Kingsbury was hired by the Cardinals in January after a 5-7 season at Texas Tech, where he spent five seasons. The Cardinals hiring marks the first time Kingsbury has coached in the NFL.McVay is entering his third season with the Rams and is coming off a Super Bowl run that saw Los Angeles lose to the Patriots, 13-3. “We have a mutual friend that I put his name in my phone as Roger Goodell. I had this friend send me a text saying, ‘I can’t believe you’re at dinner with Kingsbury and Mahomes. You know better than this. This is tampering. You’re both losing picks,'” McVay said.”I showed Kliff the text, and he saw a ghost. I said, ‘You better call [Cardinals general manager] Steve Keim right away.’ He said, ‘I thought I was going to lose the No. 1 overall pick.'”We couldn’t let it go on too long, but it was pretty good. We got him good.”McVay said the prank came up again recently, and Kingsbury vowed to get him back.McVay also clarified that the prank was legal and all in good fun, but he did concede that the Cardinals losing the No. 1 pick wouldn’t have been a travesty to him. Sean McVay has jokes.The Rams coach decided to initiate friend and new Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury into the NFL with a little prank about tampering violations.last_img read more

Govt to go plastic

first_img– seeks to digitalise many public services Government says it will be taking another major leap towards development, this time along technological and digital lines, encouraging through legislation the use of cards to transact financial businesses.Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes again on Friday said Guyana is still behind in this area, and urged that thoughts against development be wiped out.“My message to the whole of Guyana is start thinking differently. We have to start embracing the use of plastic. We have to stop walking with millions of dollars. It doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t happen anywhere else in the world and what we don’t realise is that there is a financial cost to operating financial system so heavily dependent on cash,” Hughes told the media on Friday.In terms of the legislation, which she hopes to take to Parliament next year, she has already had discussion with Bank of Guyana Governor Gobind Ganga.“The banking community, the Bank of Guyana is already putting things in place to up the game. So we improve and we move to a less cash-based financial system.”Hughes, giving more details into the Ministry’s plans for 2017, disclosed that it will be upping the game in the types of services government gives to citizens. She again spoke of making available online service for passport application. This she hopes could be made possible by the end of 2017.“I’d like to say to you that by the end of 2017, the passport application process should be in a digital format. You should be able to stay at home, apply for your passport and they should get a response from the passport office and they would only have to visit the office to take a photograph and uplift their passport.”She is also hoping for the same thing for the registry of births and deaths, all other services provided by government to citizens, “we want to be able to do them online”, she said.According to Hughes, a lot of persons underestimate the powerfulness and benefit of the internet.She spoke of the recently held hackathon and what she said were the amazing opportunities afforded the many, particularly the youth. There she said, a number of apps were developed.She said there was an application that was developed that was able to put farmers and markets together.“There’s a market of 100 pounds of plantains every Thursday morning, who is the farmer that delivers that plantain?” There’s an app she said that is able to address this. The Minister said she recently had a conversation with an overseas-based Guyanese who informed her of the immense need for plantains for what is said to be the fastest growing fast food chain in North America. She said through these applications, farmers can get themselves together in a network, in the “digital game” to get the businesses going and meet the capacity that is demanded in an era where everything is found online.Meanwhile, Hughes said her ministry is also seeking to expand internet and broadband access to some rural areas, especially the hinterland and rural communities.“I feel that soon we will be moving in the direction of encouraging everything digital; I feel like we have almost eight out of the ten things that we need. We just don’t maximize it.”last_img read more