More than 1,000 farmers, gardeners, health advocates and organic food lovers are expected to attend the 2017 Georgia Organics Conference and Expo. This year’s schedule includes farm tours, 10 in-depth workshops, 32 educational sessions, three daylong intensive workshops, two keynote addresses, one-on-one consulting sessions and a trade show.Registration ends on Monday, Feb. 6, for this year’s conference. The two-day annual event, one of the largest sustainable agriculture expos in the South, is set for Feb. 17-18 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta. Matthew Raiford, executive chef and owner of The Farmer and The Larder in Brunswick, Georgia, will speak at Friday night’s expo reception. Raiford, known as a “chefarmer,” is a sixth-generation farmer at Gilliard Farms, a family-run organic farm.New York Times best-selling author Barbara Brown Taylor will serve as the keynote speaker on Saturday night. Taylor and her husband, Ed, run Indian Ridge Organic Farm on the foothills of the Appalachians in Clarkesville, Georgia. She has written three award-winning memoirs about their life on the farm and has been featured on the cover of Time magazine, appeared on Oprah’s “SuperSoul Sunday” and often serves as a featured speaker at Emory, Duke, Princeton and Yale universities.The conference’s famous Farmers Feast, featuring local, organically produced food, will follow Taylor’s talk on Saturday night. The Land Steward Award and the Barbara Petit Pollinator Award will also be presented Saturday night.University of Georgia experts will be among the conference presenters. On Friday, the first day of the conference, Suzanne O’Connell will co-lead a workshop on how to use high tunnels to grow lettuce, broccoli and many other cool-season crops. Participants will learn which high-tunnel design works best in Georgia and how to avoid common mistakes. O’Connell, UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences assistant professor, teaches a course on protected- and controlled environment horticulture and conducts research on high-tunnel production.UGA CAES organics expert Julia Gaskin’s session will focus on selecting and managing cover crops. Participants will learn how to choose the right cover crop combinations to meet specific goals through production-rotation scenarios.Joan Fischer, director of UGA’s Didactic Program in Dietetics, will co-present a session on healthy eating and nutrition. She will discuss the health benefits a diet with a foundation in fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grains. On Saturday, UGA specialists will lead educational sessions on organic seed varieties, managing squash diseases and pests, and the food history of the South.Suzanne Stone, a doctoral student working in the UGA CAES organic breeding program, and Zach Matteen, a graduate student in the CAES plant pathology department, will present a session on the latest organic seed options from UGA researchers. Stone is developing a watermelon cultivar for organic growers. She started with a compact melon variety and has worked to select favorable traits.UGA CAES plant pathologist Elizabeth Little and UGA graduate student Lindsay Davies will teach a session on how to manage squash bugs, diseases and other pests through variety selection, row covers, cover crops and beneficial insects. Terri Carter, a Cobb County UGA Cooperative Extension agent, will take participants on a virtual trip back in time to discover how the South’s past created what is now known as “Southern comfort food” and “soul food.” She’ll explain how the foods of the Native Americans, African-Americans and Europeans melded together to create the dishes for which this region of America is known.For more on the conference and to register, go to conference.georgiaorganics.org.
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Mayank Markande made his senior Team India debut in the first Twenty20 International on Sunday against Australia at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. Markande hence became the 79th player to represent India in the shortest format of the game.The 21-year-old spinner had been making the right noises ahead of his maiden senior international call-up. He recently led India A to victory in the second unofficial Test against the England Lions as he picked up a five-wicket haul in the second innings.Markande has impressed one and all with his bowling ever since his debut with the Mumbai Indians in the previous edition of the Indian Premier League.The Bathinda-born spinner had come to notice in the IPL 2018 opener between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings when he trapped MS Dhoni LBW with a googly that skidded through. He then went on to pick the wickets of Ambati Rayudu and Deepak Chahar in that match.Mayank Markande all set to make his T20I debut for #TeamIndia #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/Ogv0V1iHzOBCCI (@BCCI) February 24, 2019It was just the start of the something big for Markande, as he became the leading-wicket taker as well at one stage of the IPL 2018. Markande played all 14 matches for Mumbai Indians and impressed with his 15 wickets at 24.53 with one four-wicket haul as well.India vs Australia 1st T20I: Live ScoreSo far in domestic cricket, Markande has played 7 first-class matches and picked up 34 wickets at an impressive average of 21.26 with three five-wicket hauls. In 22 List A matches, Markande has 45 wickets at 19.97 with two four-wicket hauls.advertisement”It’s a dream come true, I had never thought I will get an opportunity to play for India so soon. It’s a very big thing and I am extremely happy,” Markande had told Cricketnext after his selection.”Credit goes to the team management, Rohit bhaiya had told me that I was bowling well and should be prepared to play. Rahul Sanghvi sir helped me a lot in the nets. Even Rohit bhaiya said to not hesitate and ask him about anything, he encouraged me a lot,” he had said.Peter Handscomb to make his T20I debut tonight, No.94 for Australia. Marcus Stoinis had the honour of presenting Handscomb with his maiden cap. #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/8yEhAJ1F2Pcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 24, 2019The visitors too have a T20I debutant of their own as they handed the cap to Peter Handscomb. He became the 94th T20I player for Australia, as Marcus Stoinis handed him his cap.India – Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (C), Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (W), Dinesh Karthik, Krunal Pandya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mayank Markande, Jasprit BumrahAustralia – Aaron Finch (C), D’Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb (W), Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Adam ZampaAlso Read | Never thought I will get an opportunity to play for India so soon: Mayank MarkandeAlso Read | India vs Australia: Mystery spinner Mayank Markande gets maiden India call-up
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They might be playing for different teams, but Deepak and Rahul Chahar have one aim in common, use the platform in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to impress the national selectors and represent the country on the international stage.Cousins Deepak and Rahul have been impressive so far in the ongoing tournament, the former spearheading Chennai Super Kings’ pace bowling attack and the latter spinning a web around batsmen with his leg breaks for Mumbai Indians.Chahar is the fourth highest wicket-taker in the competition with 15 scalps to his name from 12 matches. Nineteen-year old Rahul, meanwhile, has played eight games for Mumbai Indians, taking nine wickets at an economy rate of 6.43.Both Chahar brothers play for Rajasthan in the Ranji Trophy and also shared the dressing room at the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant.Coming a long way since playing gully cricket together in Agra, the pair are now vitals cogs in their respective teams’ wheels.Deepak has played for India in one ODI and a T20I, but is yet to cement his place. Teenager Rahul is yet to get a break but with wrist spinners now ruling the roost, his performances won’t go unnoticed if he keeps delivering with the ball.Their fathers are brothers and their mothers are sisters. Deepak’s father, Lokendra Singh, used to work in the Indian Air Force and it was during his Jaipur posting that Deepak started playing professional cricket.Rahul also aspired to become a pacer like his elder cousin, but it was Deepak’s father who identified Rahul’s ability to turn the ball sharply in the nets and encouraged him to become a legs-spinner.advertisementBoth the brothers burst onto the scene at an early age, Deepak bagging 8 for 10 on Ranji Trophy debut to bundle Hyderabad out for 21 – the lowest total in Indian domestic cricket – at just 18 years of age; and Rahul claiming three five-wicket hauls in four Vijay Merchant Trophy Under-16 three-day games in 2013-14.But Deepak’s rise was marred by injuries and sickness which threatened to stymie his progress until recently when he rediscovered himself.In 2017, Deepak and Rahul were reunited at Rising Pune but while Deepak again struggled with injuries, Rahul was starved of game time. But as is the case in the IPL, unheralded players get to rub shoulders with the best in the business. Rahul spent valuable time with Imran Tahir in the nets.Rahul was subsequently not picked for India’s 2018 U-19 World Cup campaign but his performances in the 20-over Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy caught the attention of Mumbai who scooped Rahul up for Rs 1.9 crore.Meanwhile, Deepak, who was the top wicket-taker in the same tournament, was picked up by Chennai for Rs 80 lakh.Rahul, though, did not get a game initially but impressed a bit in his first outing against Deepak’s Chennai, conceding 11 runs in two overs without getting a wicket. There was no looking back from there on as he became Rohit Sharma’s go to bowler, much like Deepak is for MS Dhoni at Chennai.Rahul’s strengths lie in his effective leg-breaks and excellent control over it while Deepak is a superb Powerplay bowler as well as a death overs specialist.The Indian team at the moment has a very strong bowling arsenal with world-class pacers and spinners in their kitty. But the Chahar brothers, going by their IPL performances, are keen to give head coach Ravi Shastri and the team management a problem of plenty in times to come.Also Read | CSK pacer Deepak Chahar creates IPL record with 20 dot balls vs KKRAlso Read | Watch: MS Dhoni loses cool after Deepak Chahar bowls back-to-back no-balls
The fund will award $15,000 USD worth of grants to Sporting Clubs or Associations throughout 2010. Sportscover’s desire to assist community sports led to the creation of the Sportscover Sponsorship Fund (SSF) as an avenue to sponsor a wide variety of amateur sportsmen and women, striving to achieve sporting greatness across a broad cross-section of sports. Over the last few years, the SSF has donated over $50,000 in $1000 grants to grass-roots sporting clubs and associations. Criteria:Must be an amateur sporting club or association Must not spend the grant on tobacco, alcohol or illegal or immoral goods Must not have been awarded a SSF Grant in the last two years Must be available for an interview You must supply Sportscover with a photo of the fund being used. Further details can be found on the Sportscover website. Click on the following link to be taken to their website. http://www.sportscover.com/supporting-sport.asp?id=6583
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About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool defender Van Dijk: Thank-you Wolves – but I’ll say no more!by Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has paid tribute to Wolves after their shock win at Manchester City.Van Dijk was surprised that City were unable to score against Wolves on Sunday.The defending Premier League champions lost 2-0 at home to Nuno Santo’s side while Liverpool won 2-1 against Leicester City to extend the gap at the top of the table to eight points.Reds centre-back Van Dijk said he thought it would be a “difficult game” for City but not as tough as it eventually proved.“I didn’t expect that, of course,” he told Sky Sports.“Everyone expected a difficult game for City, but City at home but it doesn’t happen much that they don’t even score one goal at home.“A great performance from Wolves, you have to give credit to them but you know the situation, you can’t really say much about it.“They will try to bounce back from it and until then we’ve just got to focus on our international football of course.”
Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “I wish to thank our creditors sincerely for their patience and support as we worked through the CCAA process to achieve this goal,” said Don McDonald President & CEO of Super Channel. “We had to make some very difficult decisions to ensure survival of the business and for the company to remain an active participant in the Canadian broadcast industry.”A copy of the Monitor’s Certificate and related Court documents can be found on the Monitor’s website at www.pwc.com/ca/allarco.About Super ChannelSuper Channel is a national premium pay television network, consisting of four HD channels, four SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand.Super Channel’s mission is to entertain and engage Canadian audiences by providing a unique and exclusive entertainment experience. With a core foundation of integrity and accountability, we dedicate ourselves to implementing innovative programming strategies and unparalleled team work that provides viewers with exceptional value and variety.Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company.Super Channel is currently available on Bell TV, Shaw Direct, Rogers Anyplace TV, Shaw Cable, Cogeco Cable, Access Communications, Bell Aliant TV, Source Cable, SaskTel, MTS, Novus, EastLink, TELUS, Videotron, Westman Communications and other regional providers.Connect with Super Channel:www.superchannel.caSuper Channel on FacebookSuper Channel on TwitterSuper Channel on Instagram In May 2016, the company sought creditor protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) in an effort to facilitate a restructuring and refinancing of its business operations. Since that time, Allarco has continued to operate under CCAA protection, supervised by the Court appointed monitor PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. (the Monitor). On December 13, 2017 a formal plan of arrangement or compromise (the Plan) was filed with the assistance of the Monitor. Advertisement A meeting of the affected creditors was held on January 24, 2018 where 78 creditors voted in favour for the Plan by a margin of 77-1. The Court approved and issued the sanction order to proceed with the Plan on February 16, 2018.With the issuance of the Monitor’s Certificate of Plan Completion effective April 5, 2018, the CCAA proceedings have been completed in accordance with the Orders of the Court and under the supervision of the Monitor. Twitter EDMONTON, April 16, 2018 – Allarco Entertainment 2008 and Allarco Entertainment Limited Partnership(Allarco) announced today that it has successfully emerged from creditor protection, having been issued its Certificate of Plan Completion from the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta (the Court) on April 5, 2018.
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Enbridge said Friday its Canadian Mainline system _ the major oil export route for Canadian oil _ shipped a record average of 2.68 million barrels per day in the fourth quarter, up from 2.59 million bpd in the same period of 2017.Full oil and gas pipelines throughout its Canadian and U.S. network and the addition of new services led to fourth-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations.Adjusted net income for Canada’s largest pipeline operator was $1.17 billion or 65 cents per share in the last three months of 2018, beating analyst estimates of $1.12 billion or 62 cents per share as noted by Thomson Reuters Eikon.A year ago, Enbridge reported adjusted earnings of $1.01 billion or 61 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2017. The project is designed to replace an aging pipeline and restore its original capacity of 760,000 barrels per day, an increase of about 370,000 bpd.“Clearly, this pipeline is critical and it has massive support. With PUC approval, we’ve reached the final permitting and construction phase of the project,” said Monaco on the call to discuss fourth-quarter financial results.“With regulators in all jurisdictions having now approved it, it’s full steam ahead on the remaining project execution phases.”As long as permits are received in time to get construction crews into the field by June, the Calgary based company will be able to put the pipeline in service before the end of the year, said Guy Jarvis, president of liquids pipelines, on the call.Previous challenges by the former governor were set aside by the state utilities commission.A lack of export pipeline space was blamed for steep discounts in western Canadian oil prices last year, leading to production curtailments by the Alberta government that began Jan. 1. Results were enhanced by operating performance, optimization of deliveries on existing pipelines, synergies from the Spectra Energy acquisition and $7 billion of projects brought into service in 2018, it said.The results reflected many of the same influences that led to midstream rival TransCanada Corp. reporting net income of $1.09 billion on Thursday, up from $861 million for the same quarter a year earlier.Enbridge has a $16-billion inventory of projects which are scheduled to come into service between 2019 and 2023. CALGARY, A.B. – Enbridge Inc. is confident that its Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project will come into service by the end of the year in spite of a renewed challenge launched this week by the newly elected governor of Minnesota.On Tuesday, Gov. Tim Walz announced that his commerce department would petition the state Public Utility Commission to reconsider its approval of Line 3 through Minnesota, prolonging a process begun by his predecessor.The $9-billion project to export crude from Alberta to Superior, Wis., where it will connect with pipelines to the U.S. Gulf Coast, is needed by shippers, supported by parties along its route and will create jobs and pay millions in taxes to local governments, said Enbridge CEO Al Monaco on a conference call on Friday.
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Greg Pardy of RBC Dominion Securities says oilsands bitumen producers such as MEG Energy Corp. and Cenovus Energy Inc. are likely to post “standout” results given a 16 per cent increase in average Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend prices from the first to the second quarter.Natural gas producers, however, are expected to see more dismal results as Alberta spot gas prices averaged 60 per cent less than in the previous quarter.The earnings parade starts July 24 with Suncor Energy Inc., followed by Cenovus and Husky Energy Inc. the next day.Companies in this article include: (TSX:SU, TSX:MEG, TSX:HSE, TSX:CVE)The Canadian Press CALGARY — Higher oil prices are expected to boost cash flow for Canadian crude producers as they roll out second-quarter results beginning next week, but analysts say the extra money is unlikely to be added to growth budgets.Canadian oil prices steadied in comparison with U.S. benchmarks in the three months ended June 30 following six months of volatility blamed on the failure of pipeline capacity to match growing oilsands output and Alberta’s decision to impose production limits starting in January.Analyst Nick Lupick of AltaCorp Capital says despite current higher prices and expectations of strong prices going forward, producers remain cautious and are more likely to buy back their own shares or raise dividends than increase spending to grow output.
Dehradun: A tiger was killed in a fight for territorial supremacy with another tiger, said an official at the Corbett Tiger Reserve Saturday. The 10-year-old tiger’s carcass was found with deep injury marks near a water body in the Amdanda forest beat of the Bijrani range Friday, Tiger Reserve Director Rahul said. “The deep wounds on the carcass suggested that it died of injuries sustained in a fight with another tiger over territorial supremacy,” he added.
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Coach Urban Meyer stands in front of the team before the Buckeyes take the field against Rutgers on Oct. 1. The Buckeyes won 58-0. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorOhio State was left out of the top tier of four teams reserved for playoff-bound teams, according to an initial College Football Playoff poll released Tuesday at 7 p.m. The move was predictable by the playoff committee that made the selections after a string of rough games for No. 6 ranked OSU.The top spots belong to Alabama, Clemson, Michigan and Washington, in that order. The Buckeyes will be facing Michigan later this season in a matchup that could potentially decide the fate of each team’s chance of reaching the playoffs. OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett said on Monday before the release of the rankings the spot the Buckeyes are in holds no merit to him.“I don’t care about it too much being that there is still a lot of football left to play,” he said.The committee for 2016 is comprised of an array of members, including long-time Wisconsin head coach and current director of athletics Barry Alvarez and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. While the selections show who the committee feels are the best teams in the nation, the poll will be updated throughout the next few weeks until the end of the regular season. The next playoff rankings will be released next Tuesday at 7 p.m.OSU coach Urban Meyer said he agrees with Barrett on Monday, and would be doing his best to stay away from the polls, even though they set a precedent for the rest of the season. He might be able to stay away, barring any interference from those close to him.“Oh, it’s important. Not for us. It’s important,” Meyer said. “I won’t look at it. I’m sure people will tell me about it, including my person of 27 years of marriage will tell me about it when I get home.”