ASIA program

first_imgBy Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaBrutus stood patiently as yet another student pulled on a glove up to her shoulder. The steer has gotten used to people sticking their hands through the fistula, or tube, in his side, reaching into his stomach and squeezing a handful of his lunch.The steer is doing his part to help attract students into animal and dairy sciences at the University of Georgia.Recently, 54 high school students gloved up and reached through Brutus’ side as a part of the two-day Animal Science in Action program designed to spark students’ interests in agriculture.”The best way to get kids is to recruit early,” said Steve Nickerson, ADS department head in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.ADS is already one of the UGA college’s largest departments, with 165 undergraduates on the CAES Athens and Tifton campuses. Nickerson said their short-term goal is to enroll 200 students.”One percent of the whole U.S. population feeds the rest of the country,” Nickerson said. “What’s going to happen in 10 to 20 years? We’ve got to recruit more kids into production agriculture in order to feed the growing population in the future.”The job demand is high for animal and dairy science students who don’t become veterinarians. Four to five jobs are waiting for each of them at graduation, Nickerson said.Nickerson estimates that 20 percent of the Animal Science in Action students eventually enroll at UGA under his department. Another 20 percent ends up elsewhere in the CAES.The program is open to high school rising juniors and seniors and mostly draws students from Georgia. This year, however, one girl flew from New York, and another drove up from Florida to attend.With more jobs than applicants, the outlook is good for students with ADS degrees. “There is a need now in the animal and dairy industry for all the graduates they can get,” said ADS professor William Graves.But what really attracts students to the increasingly popular recruiting program is its hands-on approach, Graves said. And vaccinating a piglet and sticking an arm into a fistulated cow is about as hands-on as it gets.Good news for the industry and the department is that enrollment in the two-day Animal Science in Action camp was up in 2006. In fact, for the first time ever, Graves had to coordinate two buses full of students.Even better is that the department “has been advising a lot of freshmen this summer,” Graves said. “We’re very excited about that.”The hands-on part of the department helps attract students to our programs,” he said. So does the veterinary college, which pulls many of its students from the CAES animal and dairy science program.”We seem to place our kids very well within the industry,” Graves said. “A lot of them end up in the vet school or in graduate school.”The department is also dealing with the fact that “so many people nowadays don’t know where milk comes from,” Nickerson said. From tours for the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program high school applicants to Animal Science in Action, the department is educating people on knowledge that was commonplace 100 years ago.Recently, ADS had a Beef 101 class for 26 chefs and others who work in the restaurant industry to educate them on where the beef they serve comes from.”Many of them had never touched a cow,” Nickerson said. “It gave them an appreciation of where a cut comes from.”(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

"ASIA program"

Arsenal hero Ray Parlour slams ‘greedy’ Alexis Sanchez after incredible Manchester United transfer revelation

first_imgAdvertisement The Chilean will hope to revive his career at Inter Milan (Picture: Getty)‘You should say, “it’s Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I’ve got to fight for my position and make sure I try to perform like I did at Arsenal”.‘It might be a different style of football, it might not suit him, but you’ve got to try and win the fans over, the players over – everybody over. And that is what he didn’t do.’Sanchez scored four goals in 32 appearances for Italian club Inter Milan last season.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Alex Ferguson’s assistant claims Man Utd are one signing away from title challengeMORE: Lucas Torreira on verge of Fiorentina move as Arsenal accept £21.3m deal Sanchez endured a hugely underwhelming spell at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)‘And it shouldn’t come down to wages, but he was on £560,000-a-week and he wants to leave straight away?! You’ve got to work hard.’Sanchez was expected to join Manchester City from Arsenal but the higher wages on offer at Manchester United reportedly convinced the Chilean to change his mind.Asked whether Sanchez should have joined Man City instead, Parlour added: ‘Why is he so greedy then?More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘If he really wanted to join Man City, why didn’t he cut his wages down and say, “I’ll sign for £250,000-a-week”? Surely he can live on £250,000-a-week?‘He got £560,000-a-week when he went to Manchester United. That’s scary.‘How can you say, as a player, when you turn up to a club you want to leave the next day? That’s not right. That mentality should not be in a footballer. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Sep 2020 11:23 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.6kShares Arsenal hero Ray Parlour has slammed Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez (Pictures: Getty)Arsenal hero Ray Parlour has slammed ‘greedy’ Alexis Sanchez after he claimed he wanted to leave Manchester United after just one training session.Sanchez, who scored 80 goals in 166 matches for Arsenal, joined the Red Devils in January 2018 in a swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan arrive the Emirates.The Chile international endured a hugely underwhelming spell at Old Trafford, however, scoring just five goals for the club before being sent on loan to Inter Milan.Manchester United offloaded Sanchez on a permanent deal at the end of the season and he has now claimed he knew it was a mistake to join the Premier League giants after his first training session.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTResponding to Sanchez’s incredible comments, former Arsenal and England star Parlour told talkSPORT: ‘I can’t believe you want to leave a club after one training session. How does that work?!‘You’ve got to give yourself a chance; it’s new surroundings and a different way of training than at Arsenal.center_img Arsenal hero Ray Parlour slams ‘greedy’ Alexis Sanchez after incredible Manchester United transfer revelation Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

"Arsenal hero Ray Parlour slams ‘greedy’ Alexis Sanchez after incredible Manchester United transfer revelation"

N. Fla. looks to extend streak vs Jacksonville

first_img Associated Press February 12, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditJacksonville (12-14, 5-6) vs. North Florida (16-10, 9-2)UNF Arena, Jacksonville, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: North Florida looks for its fifth straight conference win against Jacksonville. North Florida’s last Atlantic Sun loss came against the Lipscomb Bisons 85-73 on Jan. 25. Jacksonville beat NJIT by 11 in its last outing. VETERAN PRESENCE: Both of these teams have relied heavily on their seniors this year. Ivan Gandia-Rosa, Garrett Sams, Wajid Aminu and JT Escobar have collectively accounted for 62 percent of North Florida’s scoring this season. For Jacksonville, David Bell, Destin Barnes, Aamahne Santos and DeAnthony McCallum have collectively accounted for 58 percent of all Jacksonville scoring, including 68 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.CLAMPING DOWN: The Ospreys have given up just 67.5 points per game to Atlantic Sun opponents so far, an improvement from the 79.4 per game they gave up in non-conference play.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Gandia-Rosa has either made or assisted on 46 percent of all North Florida field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has 13 field goals and 23 assists in those games.STREAK STATS: Jacksonville has won its last three road games, scoring 79 points and allowing 67.7 points during those contests. North Florida has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 78.3 points while giving up 60.ASSIST RATIOS: The Ospreys have recently created baskets via assists more often than the Dolphins. North Florida has 46 assists on 79 field goals (58.2 percent) across its past three contests while Jacksonville has assists on 23 of 73 field goals (31.5 percent) during its past three games.center_img DID YOU KNOW: North Florida as a team has made 11.8 3-pointers per game this season, which is tops among Division I teams.___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com N. Fla. looks to extend streak vs Jacksonvillelast_img read more

"N. Fla. looks to extend streak vs Jacksonville"

NC Special: Kotoko rescind decision to withdraw, will face Hearts in semi

first_imgIt appears that Kumasi Asante Kotoko have backed down in their standoff with the GFA NC Special Competition Committee over the conditions over their scheduled semi-final against Accra Hearts of Oak.The Kumasi club withdrew from the competition on Tuesday after the GFA refused to buck on its decision to stage the match at the Accra Sports Stadium, the traditional home ground of Hearts of Oak.The game between Ghana’s two biggest was scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 16, 2019 in Accra but the Porcupine Warriors demanded that the tie should be played at a neutral venue or over two legs, a situation they feel will be fairer to both sides, both financially and on the pitch.40% of the proceeds from the match were set to go to Hearts with the Normalisation Committee and Kotoko splitting the remaining 60%.Kotoko believed that this was unfair, and called for all gate proceeds to be shared equally between the clubs.However, in their response to Kotoko, the GFA NC Special Competition Committee said earlier that it could not “accede to their requests”, adding that the semi-final would proceed as scheduled.The Committee also said that it could not change the disbursement formula for the sharing of gate proceeds.Kotoko, however, had insisted they will not “succumb to any pressure” and “accept any decision bereft of any justice or fairness” in spite of its support for the normalisation programme.“Management is of the firm conviction that the posture of the FA is not only disheartening but an impediment to proper planning and preparation ahead of the games.”Management however wishes to reiterate that it would only accept the decision by the FA for the one-off semi-final match provided that it would be played on a neutral ground and the game proceeds shared equally between the two clubs.”The club appears to have reversed its call and will now face Hearts in the semi on June 16 after a decision by the Committee to let the two clubs share 80% of the gate proceeds equally.Hearts and Kotoko were paired in the semi after the Accra club finished top of Group B of the NC Special Competition Tier 1 while the latter were runners up to Ashgold in Group A.The winner of the competition will represent Ghana in the CAF Champions League.last_img read more

"NC Special: Kotoko rescind decision to withdraw, will face Hearts in semi"