A two-woman team, Herb Girls Athens, won the $2,500 grand prize at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ FABricate entrepreneurs’ contest.In the final pitch contest held on March 27 at UGA’s Student Center for Entrepreneurship, called “Studio 225,” CAES agribusiness master’s degree student Eileen Schaffer and psychology student Amy Wright wowed the judges with their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory coffee supplement. The powder, Rally Coffee, is designed to be mixed into brewed coffee to give extra health benefits and is spiked with cinnamon, cardamom and chicory for added flavor.“Not only did we have high-quality ideas presented, but what really excited me was the diversity of the products,” said Doug Bailey, CAES assistant dean for academic affairs. “Where else are you going to find a barbecue sauce, an herbal supplement, a physical replacement for fungicides, new makeup formulas and a way to process poultry litter into fertilizer. It really shows the depth and breadth of the interests and the imaginations of our students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”Since 2017, students from CAES have presented their best ideas for world-changing technologies, innovative business plans and market-disrupting food products during the college’s annual FABricate entrepreneurship challenge.This year’s competitors were given the option of taking a new business development seminar class as they worked to refine their product concepts and business plans. Vanessa Shonkwiler, an applied economist and business development specialist who works with the CAES Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, guided students through the process of bringing their ideas to fruition.Cash prizes were awarded to the Herb Girls and to second place winner Beer-BQ Sauce for their line of Athens-made beer-infused barbecue sauces, Classic City Sauces. The Beer-BQ team was made up of two agribusiness undergraduate students, Blake Carter and Tristan Smith, and mechanical engineering undergraduate Coleman Purcell.In all, five product development teams made it to the final pitch contest. The teams and their products include:Sydney Mai, an environmental chemistry undergraduate, and Xiao Tan, a landscape architecture undergraduate, developed Flower-ly Lips, Fairy’s Secret, a plant-based cosmetics line meant to be safe for children.Davis Verner, a turfgrass management undergraduate, McCoy Savage and Luke Kosko, both agribusiness master’s degree students, developed Agrow-Fert, a process to mine phosphorus from poultry litter to be used in fertilizer.Annakay Abrahams, a doctoral student studying plant pathology, developed SporAvert, a water-permeable membrane that can be used to cover high-value crops to prevent the spread of fungal diseases.For more about these businesses visit www.caes.uga.edu/news-events/news/story.html?storyid=7909&story=FABricate-Finale.This year’s judges were Keith Kelly, owner of Farmview Market in Madison, Georgia, Caroline Hofland, CEO of CBH International, and Jim Flannery of Four Athens and the UGA Idea Accelerator.Keith and Pam Kelly, Caroline Hofland, the UGA Entrepreneurship Program and the CAES Office of Academic Affairs sponsored the contest.For more information about FABricate, visit caes.uga.edu/students/experiential-learning/fabricate.html.
Guitar Hero: With free time during Widespread Panic’s hiatus, Herring recently released a solo album.Jimmy Herring goes soloJimmy Herring has been asked to fill some big rock ‘n’ roll shoes. In addition to a half-year stint in the Allman Brothers Band following the departure of Dickey Betts, he’s played lead guitar for some notable Grateful Dead spinoffs, including The Dead and Phil Lesh and Friends, which found him reinterpreting the licks of Jerry Garcia. These days Herring is a full-time member of Widespread Panic—a role established following the untimely death of the band’s guitarist Michael Houser.With Panic mostly off the road this year, Herring took the opportunity to release a new solo album, Subject to Change Without Notice. Backed by a band of ace players from his Atlanta hometown, Herring uses the instrumental effort to deliver his fluid style through a range of genres from country rock jams to the spacey free jazz he explored two decades ago in his first notable band the Aquarium Rescue Unit. Ahead of a tour through the South this month that includes multiple stops in North Carolina and Virginia, Herring chatted with BRO by phone.BRO: You’re known for your work with well-established rock bands. When it comes to your solo work, what informs the various directions you take the music? JH: It comes from liking music from different places and cultures. For me, blues is the root of everything and from there my interests have grown to include a lot of jazz and funk, which is definitely heard a lot on this album. I cover the spectrum of American roots music that I listened to growing up, but the band and I also like to incorporate elements of Indian music and other sounds from abroad.On your new album you cover George Harrison’s “Within You Without You.” What makes you decide to interpret a lyrical song as an instrumental? To me, the human voice is the greatest instrument of all. But I don’t posses the ability to sing, so I try to do it with the guitar. If I am going to do a vocal tune, what grabs me is the melody. That song has such a strong melody, so when we’re playing it, I’m hearing the words and they’re coloring the way I play it in an instrumental situation.Jeff Beck is a master of playing vocal tunes on the guitar, and he’s a big influence. I also hang out with Derek Trucks, who plays guitar like a gospel singer. Hearing guys like that has also rubbed off on me.Some of the album hints back at the free jazz elements from your days in Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit, a band many feel broke up before reaching its potential. How pivotal was that group in your development as a player? My musical journey has been a little bit backwards. Guitarists generally grow up learning the fundamentals and how to serve songs appropriately. Usually you learn the rules before you break them. Bruce’s band was my first real band experience, and his philosophy is more about being in the moment. He’s really into Miles Davis and Ornette Coleman. The focus was on improvisation and changing the way things were played from night to night. It forced me to become fearless in my playing—not afraid to make a mistake.After my time in the Aquarium Rescue Unit I started getting calls from bands that wanted me to play more structured songs. In many ways I went from the avant-garde back to things that were more basic. It wasn’t always easy and not a path I would necessarily recommend to new players.You’ve been asked to fill some big shoes on the guitar. Who are your heroes on the instrument? My older brother had a tremendous record collection, so Jimi Hendrix and the Allman Brothers were in my DNA growing up. He also had a bunch of old blues stuff: Otis Rush, Albert King, and Freddie King. It was destiny for my brother to be my biggest influence.When the Allman Brothers called me, I didn’t believe it at first. The sound was already in my subconscious, but the struggle I had there was always thinking I was playing inappropriate things. The guitar sounds of Dickey Betts and Duane Allman are very distinct, so stepping out of that kingdom can send a song into another place that’s not in the expected style. I worried my vocabulary in free jazz wouldn’t sound right or I’d try to do too much. I admit that sometimes I play too many notes. I’m a long-winded person when I’m talking and playing.Since you’re now six years in with Widespread Panic, how have you settled in a permanent role with the band? The same struggles sometimes exist that I found in the Allman Brothers, but it’s a little different than playing with icons you’ve idolized since you were 14. Whenever you join a band that’s cultivated an established sound, you have to tip your hat to it. The difference in Panic is that the band members are my friends and my peers. I’ve known them since the late ‘80s; they used to bring Aquarium Rescue Unit out on the road and let us sleep on their hotel room floors. In the past six years the band dynamic has become a lot more fluid. They’ve never put any expectations on me, but I’m still always trying to make the right decisions for the music when we’re in the moment. Fortunately I’ve only been encouraged to play my way. •
Fred V. Dance, 80, Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.Born, September 18, 1937 in Knoxville, Tennessee, he was the son of Victor L. and Katherine Mae (Like) Dance.Fred served in the National Guard and then joined the Greensburg Fire Department on March 5, 1960 and retired on July 14, 1981. He served as the Fire Chief for several years.Fred was a member of the American Legion in Greensburg and Rushville, the Eagles Lodge, the Power of the Past, and also had served with the State Fire Marshall’s in Indianapolis.He was married to Janet P. Click on August 4, 1972 and she survives.He is also survived by two sons, David (Theresa) Dance, Georgia, Jeff Dance, Greensburg; three daughters, Christy Nesbit, Greensburg, Nancy DeBusk, Hartsville, Kelly (David) Scheidler, Greensburg; one brother, Gene (Margaret) Dance, Greensburg; three sisters, Susie Smith, Greensburg, Mary Hull, Greensburg, Hazel Davis, Knoxville, TN; 9 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kim Martin; brothers, Hazen Dance, Jack Dance; sisters, Arietta Broadus, Lillie Nichols; grandson, Daniel Brossman.Visitation will be held on Thursday from 11 to 1:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the funeral home.Interment will be held in the Milford Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the Greensburg Fire Department “Fire and Safety Prevention Fund”Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
Ethel M. Bruegge, 92, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Tuesday December 11, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan, Indiana.She was born October 25, 1926 in Bridgetown, OH, daughter of the late Michael Martini and Florence (Heitz) Martini.Ethel ‘s faith was very important to her. She lived her life in a way that showed her faith others around her. She enjoyed playing cards, bird watching and attending her grandchildren’s activities. She loved anything chocolate and was a full fledged “Chocoholic”Ethel is survived by her children, Maria (Ron) Perry of Madison, IN, Martin (Cindy) Bruegge of Aurora, IN., Marilyn (Marc) Yoe of Moores Hill, IN; sisters, Edna Martini (SOF) of Oldenburg, IN, Marcella (Al) Preston of Ft. Meyers, FL; Sister-in-law, Mary “Jean” Martini of Harrison, OH; grandchildren, Ron (Jennifer) Perry Jr., Jeremy (Shannon) Perry, Curtis (Doreana) Bruegge, Kevin (Ashley) Bruegge, Andy Bruegge, Shelbi Yoe and Sydney Yoe; 10 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Francis J. Bruegge, siblings, Hilda Marois, Edith Martini (SOF) , Eugene Martini, Marian La Mantia, Wilbur Martini, and Vincent Martini, as well as four infant children.Friends will be received Monday, December 17, 2018, 9:00 am – 10:45 am at the St. Charles Catholic Church, 201 W. Ripley Street, Milan, Indiana, 47031.Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 am at the church, with Father Adam L. Ahern officiating.A reception meal will be held after Mass. Then interment will follow in the St. Joseph’s Old Cemetery, 3819 W. 8th St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45205.Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Ripley Crossing Activity Fund or American Macular Degeneration Foundation. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
Lottstift warns Norwegian media on advertising responsibilities September 10, 2019 Share Submit Gunn Merete Paulsen: Lotteritilsynet will continue its toughest stance against remote actors March 19, 2019 Share Related Articles The governance of the British Darts Organisation (BDO) has confirmed the appointment of Eurosport as its primary broadcast partner.Updating stakeholders, BDO informs that it has agreed to an extensive three-year partnership with Discovery Inc’s Eurosport channel, which has previously broadcast BDO syndicated competitions.Today’s announcement sees the BDO end concerns that the governing body would not have a TV partner to broadcast its showcase ‘BDO 2019 World Darts Championship at Lakeside.Further to the announcement, BDO has agreed with Eurosport to broadcast free-to-air coverage of its upcoming World Darts Championship on its sister channel Quest TV (Freeview channel 57).Backing Eurosport as new primary broadcast partner, BDO Chairman Des Jacklin commented: “Even with the tight time constraints and the on-going pressure to announce details of the upcoming BDO World Professional Darts Championships, both myself and my team weren’t looking for a quick fix. We have been committed to securing this long-term broadcasting contract so we can focus our attention on further improving the BDO for the players and supporters alike. ““Eurosport has for many years been a great broadcast partner and supporter of the BDO. It is fantastic to see them get the opportunity to show the BDO World Professional Darts Championships in the UK for the first time and to give us a 9 event 3-year commitment to the UK, Netherlands and Australia” StumbleUpon Facebook focuses on developing its ‘niche sports’ capacity October 30, 2019
Few members of the bullpen, Treinen included, have met the standard they established last campaign. The A’s have already lost six games they led after seven innings this year, up from just one last season. They have three high-usage relievers with ERAs over 4.00: Treinen, Trivino and Joakim Soria.Their lack of deadline trade activity for bullpen help, then, was somewhat surprising. Last week, they acquired left-hander Jake Diekman, but on Wednesday they were unable to secure another deal for a late-inning option. They did, however, add starter Tanner Roark from the Reds.”We had further conversation about bullpen pieces (before the deadline),” general manager David Forst said. “Just didn’t work out.”MORE: Here’s how to watch ‘ChangeUp,’ an MLB whiparound show, free on DAZNThe past couple of weeks have bared Oakland’s potential vulnerability amid a tight American League wild-card race. Even Liam Hendriks, its most counted-on reliever, has blown three saves in his past four appearances.A’s record last year when tied after seven: 16-8.This year: 8-6.— Dan Bernstein (@dan_bernstein_) July 31, 2019In-house reinforcements should be coming: Top prospect A.J. Puk and right-hander Jharel Cotton are among those expected to join the bullpen soon. Diekman brings prolific strikeout numbers to the team. Plus, acquiring Roark from the Reds and starter Homer Bailey from the Royals may decrease the reliance on relievers. Left-hander Sean Manea may return from injury to join the rotation this month, as well.The A’s have expressed confidence that their recent adjustments are enough. Designated hitter Khris Davis said Sunday that “we’re going to the playoffs this year” and first baseman Matt Olson said Tuesday that Davis’ declaration reflected the entire clubhouse’s thinking.But Oakland’s limited July additions will likely make improvements by Treinen, Trivino and Soria even more vital to the A’s wild-card hopes.Trivino and Soria are still trending the wrong way. Trivino posted a 5.00 in July and Soria wasn’t much better at 4.76. Treinen, however, is beginning to regain Melvin’s trust behind six straight outings without an earned run allowed.Last Thursday, while on the verge of allowing a big inning after giving up a single and walk to the Rangers, Treinen regrouped with a strikeout and popout. Such a mid-inning recovery has been rare this year.”Couldn’t find the strike zone for a little bit, but then got into his rhythm,” Melvin said. “His velo picked up, his movement picked up. So we’ve seen some spurts where he’s throwing the ball really well, and hopefully he’ll continue getting better.” Treinen getting anywhere near his 0.78 ERA from 2018 would obviously be a huge gain for Oakland, as would upticks from his fellow relievers.Whether the combination of internal improvements and outside additions makes the bullpen elite again will be one of the defining questions of the coming months. Hours after the deadline, at least, the organization was optimistic.“We’re very happy with all of our acquisitions from the past couple of weeks,” Forst said. “It was kind of what we hoped to accomplish here.” OAKLAND, Calif. — The A’s bullpen held up well last season when manager Bob Melvin pushed its depth and stamina, but this year, the team’s relievers have repeatedly floundered when asked to preserve leads.Oakland built its 2019 roster around the expectation that the group, led by closer Blake Treinen and setup man Lou Trivino, would again be a strength. It limited investment in starting pitching, instead banking on its relievers to come in as early as the fifth inning and shut down opponents the rest of the way. The gamble has not yielded anticipated results.