Ag Activity Center

first_imgStudents, alumni and visitors to the Universityof Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have a new meetingplace. The CAES Activity Center opened Sept. 18 on the Athens, Ga., campus.The Four Towers Building off College Station Road houses the new center. The buildingitself is a historical agricultural symbol on the UGA campus.Its four silo towers frame a building that has served as a dairy barn, poultry researchand extension center and office space. It now houses the UGA Visitors Center on one endand the CAES Activity Center on the other. The Activity Center includes a large conference room, board room and offices of AgAlumni and student organizations. A large exhibit hall features interactive kiosks, videosand displays of the history of the college and Georgia agriculture. It also shows currentresearch, teaching and public service efforts and future careers for students.”This new facility provides a focal point for students, employees, clients andalumni of our college,” said CAES Dean Gale Buchanan. “I believe it will lead togreater awareness and support of our programs and activities.””The conference room is already being booked and used by agricultural and studentgroups,” Buchanan said. “So I know it will be important for so many kinds ofactivities.”To learn more about the Activities Center, contact Louise Hill at (706) 542-3390.last_img read more

New Cassel Man Fatally Hit by Van

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 30-year-old man was fatally struck by a van while walking across a street in his hometown of New Cassel.Nassau County police said Reynaldo Flores-Grande was walking westbound across State Street in the crosswalk when he was hit by an eastbound Ford Econonline that was turning left from Prospect Avenue at 11:33 p.m. Saturday.The pedestrian was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.Homicide Squad detectives tested the van’s brakes, which were functioning.last_img read more

Attention pays: 3 strategies to manage technology distractions

first_imgAccording to Scratch Attention survey ‘67% of people said technology is creating new distractions’… obviously! I am surprised it’s not higher!As credit union leaders if we want to have more impact on our team and our members, we need to pay attention to what matters and that may mean managing technology differently.Here are three strategies to manage technology distractions for you and your team at the branch and at home:Use technology to help – I know that sounds crazy … but hear me out. I use AntiSocial app on my mac it’s a distraction blocking app, I love the Moment app on my iPhone to track how long I am on my phone – you can use technology to manage technology. An analogue system might be to put your cell phone in the top drawer of your desk when a member visits so you aren’t tempted to check the notifications. What’s your fave distraction-blocking app?Mute everything – turn off notifications of all kinds! Stop that silly little envelope telling you have email, the Periscope reminders that someone is online and the Facebook notifications. Turn it off! The Harvard Business Review stated that if interrupted, it takes us an average of 23 minutes to get back on track – that’s insane! Think of all the interuptions we have daily with phone calls, team members constantly stopping by for a chat and to ask a question… we can’t mute others however we can manage the technology interuptions.Use devices wisely – put your phone away, turn it to vibrate, use out of office or do not disturb. When trying to complete a strategic project I only allow myself to check social media on my iPad (not my mac), keeps me focused. Could you limit your time on devices so that you can focus on member development or a community outreach project? Could you turn your phone off while you create a strategy to attract younger members or reach out to existing members to share new product offerings? Could you change the way you use your device daily?As a regular reader of this fantastic publication you may know I am obsessed with getting people to accelerate their engagement and pay more attention. Let’s start with technology today.Today as a credit union leader, could you give someone the gift of your undivided attention and avoid those technology distractions? 46SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Neen James Think force of nature. Boundless energy. Timely topics. Laugh out loud fun. Eye opening ideas. Take-aways that ACTUALLY create positive change.  Sound like what YOU’RE looking for? Then Motivational … Web: www.neenjames.com Detailslast_img read more

Minute man: Jackson assumes fresh role in senior year as Syracuse’s tireless early-season MVP

first_img Comments For three long years, Rick Jackson says Jim Boeheim’s words have echoed in his thoughts. ‘Be in shape to play 40 minutes.’ Forty minutes: An entire game of the power forward Jackson lumbering up and down the Carrier Dome court. Talk of playing 40 minutes would have been blasphemy when watching the 240-pound Jackson trudge through 26.3 minutes per game as a junior last year. Jackson simply couldn’t do it. He couldn’t run for more than 35 minutes in a single game last year, never mind 40. He wasn’t in shape. ‘Me losing that weight was key,’ Jackson said after Syracuse’s 78-58 win over Cornell Tuesday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Forty minutes in 2010, though — if needed, it’s expected. Through No. 8 SU’s first seven games of the season, Jackson has played a full 40 minutes twice. Thanks to shedding 25 pounds, Jackson has pulled a 180-degree turn with regards to how many minutes he can provide. He never played a full 40 minutes prior to this season. Talk of him playing a whole game has gone from profane to predicted. He is averaging 34.6 minutes per game, and as a result, his production has improved. He is the undeniable MVP of the Orange through a rocky start to the season. Jackson has been the sole bright spot in Boeheim’s eyes. Jackson will have to continue to play close to 40 minutes Saturday, as North Carolina State (4-2) comes to the Dome (5:15 p.m., ESPN2). Despite Jackson’s affinity to play entire games, Boeheim’s 2010 team has grown notorious for not putting together a full 40 minutes. He and SU’s players have let it be known at various points. ‘We have a lot of work to do,’ Boeheim said after the Cornell game. ‘We can’t seem to get it together for 40 minutes.’ Tuesday, it was a case of a poor second half for the Orange. Cornell outscored SU 41-40. In the first four games of the season, the problem was the first half. SU’s initial problem was a lack of an animalistic mindset from the outset. In its last game, it failed to finish the game the way the team started — like animals muzzling the Big Red with its 2-3 zone, running Cornell out of the Dome. Jackson, however, has been the animal. He’ll say as much. There is no other way for him to play the game now. ‘Right now,’ he said Tuesday, ‘down on the defensive end is being an animal around the basket.’ The animal is the MVP, the most important player on the floor for Boeheim. He’s needed for the entire game. Sometimes, even, an entire tournament. Or close to it, as Jackson garnered Legends Classic MVP honors this past weekend. He played 78 of 80 minutes at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., carrying SU to wins that should have been much easier against Michigan and Georgia Tech. Much like Jonny Flynn in the 2008-09 season — a season that was highlighted by Flynn’s 181-minute instant-classic performance at Madison Square Garden — Jackson is needed for every vital minute for the Orange. The numbers say that. And they are numbers that have come not in a frenetic Big East tournament run. Rather, against seven menial opponents. In SU’s last five games, Jackson has played 180 of 200 minutes. There is where that 180-degree turnaround surfaces. Almost literally. Like Flynn then, Syracuse can’t win without Jackson now. ‘He’s really established himself as our enforcer,’ SU guard Scoop Jardine said. ‘Every game he plays, he leaves everything out there on the floor.’ Jackson is third in the nation, averaging 13 rebounds per game. He is also second on the team in points per game with 12.7 and is first in field-goal percentage, shooting 57 percent. But of all the numbers, the number that matters is 40. For the former role player, he knows that is his role this year. Jackson, though, will still tell you he is still a role player. This year is just a case of a player inhabiting a different role. His role now is what Flynn’s formerly was. The numbers reflect that, and he isn’t surprised. Unsurprised, much like he was in Atlantic City last weekend, reckoning he would lay claim to the Legends Classic MVP award. Minutes after his head coach played him for 40 minutes against Georgia Tech, Jackson needed less than a second to answer a question regarding the MVP honor. It echoed in his thoughts for a split second. Not three years. Did he expect the MVP award? Said Jackson: ‘I’m not surprised at all.’ [email protected] Published on December 1, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Kayla Treanor, Halle Majorana named to All-ACC first team

first_img Published on April 22, 2015 at 2:47 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse attacks Kayla Treanor and Halle Majorana have been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team, the conference announced Wednesday afternoon. SU attack Kailah Kempney made the second team.Treanor has 45 goals, which ranks 17th in the country, and 20 assists this season. The junior also earned All-ACC first-team honors last season. After being a Tewaaraton Award finalist last season she was placed on the award’s watch list again in February.Treanor was also named this week’s Inside Lacrosse player of the week after totaling eight goals and six assists against Louisville and Albany.Majorana ranks second in the ACC with 28 assists and has scored 38 goals this year for SU. After transferring from Maryland, she has started and scored a goal in every game this season.Kempney is the Orange’s all-time leader in draw controls and has broken the school record for draw controls in a season for the third time with 142. Her 28 points rank fourth on SU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 9 Syracuse (11-6, 3-4 ACC) will face No. 3 Boston College (14-2, 5-2) in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Charlottesville, Virginia. Commentslast_img read more

Virginia family finds nearly $1 million dollars, turns it in

first_imgA Virginia family who went out for a ride to get a breath of fresh air after being in the house due to coronavirus lockdown orders made a discovery of nearly $1 million in two bags lying in the road.According to reports, David and Emily Schantz left their Caroline County home with their children last Saturday and drove their pickup truck over to what they thought were bags of trash.They picked them up and tossed the bags in the back of their truck and kept riding, according to Emily Schantz.When the family returned to their home, they discovered the bags contained money, she said.“Inside of the bag, there were plastic baggies and they were addressed with something that said `cash vault,”‘ Schantz told WTVR.Emily Schantz immediately called the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office, who arrived to their home and took the bags of cash and determined the money totaled nearly $1 million.Caroline Sheriff’s Maj. Scott Moser said authorities have since determined where the money was headed, but are still trying to figure out how it ended up in the middle of a road in Goochland County. Moser would not say specifically where the money was going.Moser said he hopes the recipients offer the Schantzes a nice reward.last_img