University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead and other UGA administrators celebrated the opening of the 2016 Sunbelt Agricultural Expo by visiting the trade show Oct. 18 in Moultrie, Georgia.This is the fourth consecutive year that Morehead has taken part in the Expo festivities since becoming president of UGA in 2013. As he has in previous years, Morehead toured the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences building at Spence Field, where he spoke with student ambassadors and visited with key agricultural leaders in Georgia.“I always enjoy returning to south Georgia for this exciting event and seeing first-hand the critical role that the University of Georgia plays in supporting the state of Georgia’s agriculture industry,” Morehead said. “Coming to Sunbelt is a highlight of mine every year, and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to show support for our wonderful College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”Expo visitors to UGA’s exhibit this year will learn about experiential learning at the agricultural and environmental sciences college. As part of a new UGA graduate requirement that went into effect this fall, all undergraduate and transfer students in the college must engage in hands-on, experiential learning within a domestic or global setting. These opportunities could be internship courses, research courses or study abroad courses. CAES Dean Sam Pardue said Sunbelt is a valuable opportunity to showcase the experiential learning aspect to students in the Southeast.“Our students tell us that one of the most valuable aspects of their education in the college is the hands-on learning experience they gain,” Pardue said. “Our students are in such high demand by the industry because they enter the workforce prepared to go to work. They not only have a world-class education, but they have some real-world work experience under their belts.”Expo visitors will also learn more about the agricultural and environmental sciences college and its campuses in Athens, Griffin and Tifton. Prospective students are interacting with student ambassadors and learning about the college from academic recruiters.“Having the opportunity to be part of the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo is an honor that we at UGA do not take lightly,” said Breanna Coursey, a student recruiter at UGA’s Tifton campus. “With as many as 80,000 visitors who care about agriculture coming to the event this week, this is a prime opportunity to inform students and their parents about receiving an education at the state’s land-grant institution.”Visitors at Sunbelt will also be able to learn about key research being conducted at the 600-acre working research farm on site. UGA scientists scheduled to speak this week include Gary Burtle, John Bernard, Paula Burke, Justin Fowler, Claudia Dunkley, Lawton Stewart, Lee Jones, Dennis Hancock, Stanley Culpepper and Glen Harris.UGA’s expertise during the three-day event is vital to the show’s success, according to Chip Blalock, executive director of the Sunbelt Expo.“Having UGA’s scientists here this week to discuss agriculture-related topics like aquaponics, beef cattle management, forages and harvesting of row crops, which are vital to the growth of agriculture in this state, is a great part of the Sunbelt Expo. Anybody who attends this week can learn from the best researchers in agriculture,” Blalock said. “Want to know why agriculture is Georgia’s top industry? It’s because of world-renowned research, like what’s conducted every year here at Sunbelt.”Also present in the UGA CAES building are UGA Cooperative Extension agents, who will be available to answer questions visitors have about the three focus areas in Extension: agricultural and natural resources, family and consumer sciences and 4-H.“UGA Extension’s presence at the Sunbelt Expo is an important part of our mission every year. We reach more than two million Georgians through our education programs annually. Many of those educational opportunities come during this week,” said Laura Perry Johnson, director of UGA Extension. “Besides offering ag-related information, our agents are teaching children about 4-H and informing parents about child development and proper nutrition. This week is a great time for our agents to educate their respective audiences.”For more information about UGA Extension, visit extension.uga.edu.The Sunbelt Expo will continue Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Davis & Hodgdon Associates, CPAs, PLC,Williston accounting firm Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs (www.dh-cpa.com(link is external)) has worked up a synopsis of the deal President Obama cut with congressional Republicans on taxes and jobless benefits. The deal signed into law on December 17, 2010 extends President Bush’s tax cuts and makes changes to other key provisions. Among the major highlights: An extension of the Bush tax cuts for all, not just lower and middle incomers. Thus, the 35% top rate on individuals will continue for two years. And caps on itemized deductions and personal exemptions won’t return until 2013.Favorable rates on dividends and long-term capital gains.The 15% maximum rate on both remains in effect through 2012. The same goes for the 0% rate on gains and dividends for filers in the 10% or 15% tax brackets.A return of the estate tax for 2011 and 2012, with a $5-million exemption, a 35% rate and a reinstatement of a stepped-up basis for heirs. For 2010, estates will have a choice: Pay no estate tax, but heirs face a carryover basis for inherited assets that have appreciated by more than $1.3 million (plus $3 million for assets going to a surviving spouse). Or the heirs can claim a stepped-up basis on the inherited assets if the estate pays estate tax at 35% on assets over $5 million.The estate tax exemptions will be portable, so that when one spouse dies, the unused amount goes to the surviving spouse and can be used at his or her death. This ends the need for spouses to set up trusts in their wills just to save estate tax.The lifetime gift tax exemption will rise to $5 million. This will be done by reintegrating the gift and estate taxes, restoring the system in place before 2004.Some refundable tax breaks will be extended through 2012.Higher earned income and child credits.The American Opportunity college credit.Many tax breaks that lapsed after 2009 will be revived for 2010 and 2011. They include direct payouts to charity of up to $100,000 from IRAs, the R&D credit and the write-offs for state sales tax, up to $250 of teacher supplies and college tuition.A Social Security tax cut for employees and self-employed. For 2011 only, the 6.2% tax rate for the employee portion of Social Security tax will decline to 4.2%, a tax saving of up to $2,136 per filer. This will replace the Making Work Pay Credit, which provided a maximum tax saving of $400 for single filers and $800 for couples.Businesses of any size will be able to immediately expense the cost of assets by claiming 100% bonus depreciation. The break is retroactive for assets put in use after Sept. 8, 2010 and before Jan. 1, 2012. In tax year 2012, 50% bonus depreciation will be available. Only new assets with useful lives of 20 years or less will qualify. This includes machinery, land improvements, and single-purpose farm buildings.The AMT exemptions will increase for 2010 and 2011.
9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Most employees will face a time when, for whatever reason, they decide to leave an employer. When that occurs, how they approach the situation can have a big impact on their relationship with their former employer. Even though they may be eager to move on to the next great opportunity, burning bridges is never advised.Here are some best practice recommendations to leave on the right foot and boost the odds of maintaining a positive relationship:Whenever possible, tell your manager first, says Laurie J. Maddalena, CPCC, PHR, CEO/chief leadership consultant with Envision Excellence LLC, in Rockville, Md. “Don’t go first to HR and bypass your direct manager unless there’s something egregious going on,” says Maddalena.Follow up your verbal notice with a resignation letter. “Thank the company if that resonates with you—for their support or training or whatever,” Maddalena recommends. In addition, she says: “If you had a great relationship with your manager, mention that you appreciate the manager’s support.” continue reading »
Leadership is sharing. A leader shares.That’s my response whenever anyone asks me to sum up leadership in as few words as possible. Think about it…Unless you’re a genuine hermit (and probably even then) you need other people. As a leader, you are completely dependent on other people, particularly the people you serve––the people who trust in your leadership.Your performance is measured by the performance of the people you serve. Your effectiveness is determined by how effective they are. Their productivity is the measure of your success.Leadership is about power––if we define it properly. Power is your ability or capacity to act or perform effectively. To the point––power is your ability to get things done. No matter what your position of authority or leadership status, you are only as powerful as the people you serve. Their capacity to act or perform effectively is the most direct determining factor in your effectiveness as a leader. Why do we make it so complicated? It’s painfully simple: You become more powerful by empowering others––and that means sharing. Your power as a leader grows in direct proportion to what you’re willing to share with others. One of the most, well, empowering parts of our workshops can also be one of the most difficult. It’s when we ask these simple questions:What are you willing to share as a leader?How will you do it?The focus of THE SENSEI LEADER MOVEMENT is to help leaders Inspire, Empower and Guide people to their very best. Think about these three key purposes of a leader and how each demands sharing:Inspire: Share your enthusiasm. Share yourself as a model and example for others. Share your vision and your mission. Share your passion. Share respect, trust and loyalty.Empower: Share actual power––and authority. Share responsibility. Share the resources necessary to help others develop to their full capacity and expand their potential. Share encouragement and credit for success.Guide: Share your Self. Share your time. Share your knowledge, experience and wisdom. Be the teacher/leader embodied in the ideal of THE SENSEI LEADER. Don’t stop here! This is a list of only the most essential things you need to share to be an effective leader––someone with the ability to attract willing followers and engage them in a common cause. What more can you share?It’s no longer a matter of whether or not you should adopt this sharing philosophy. It’s only a matter of how. Of course you have to weave these responsibilities in with your managerial duties, planning and the other trappings of leadership. And there are self-empowering benefits of sharing too, particularly in adopting our core value of leadership through teaching, coaching and mentoring. A recent Harvard Business Review article by Daniel Dobrygowski is right on point:“The teacher-leader, by continually growing and teaching her own team, paves the way for her own success.”The article is appropriately titled: “Great Employees Want to Learn. Great Managers Know How to Teach.”Teaching and mentoring are powerful expressions of sharing, but they’re not the only ones. Studies have proven for years that the simple act of sharing personal time and interest on the part of a leader has a significant impact on the people he or she serves. Take some time for self-reflection and ask yourself the two questions I posed earlier:What are you willing to share as a leader?How will you do it?Once you determine how you can and will share, embed these practices as disciplines in your daily life as leader. Hold always to the truth that your success as a leader grows in direct proportion to what you’re willing to share with others. And if you want a constant reminder, just post these words where you’ll see them every day:Leadership is sharing. A leader shares. 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jim Bouchard “THE SENSEI LEADER is not just another leadership development program. It is a movement.”Our programs support this movement and help us fulfill our vision and mission… Vision: To promote … Web: TheSenseiLeader.com Details
Mermaid Beach, home to the Gold Coast’s Millionaires’ Row, was one hot spot tipped by most agents.John Henderson Professionals partner Luke Henderson tipped Mermaid Beach and Paradise Waters as two prestige areas that should be on buyers’ search lists. “Buy as good of a position as you can and as close to the beach as possible, or the widest part of the water, as that will hold up the value of your luxury home,” he said. Kollosche’s Eoghan Murphy said Isle of Capri, Sorrento, Benowa Waters, Paradise Waters and Mermaid Beach were the city’s hot spots. “Luxury property is so undervalued on the Gold Coast and there has never been a better time to purchase a property,” he said. Buyers should look at Sovereign Islands, Sanctuary Cove, Sorrento and Southport’s TSS precinct, according to Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents principal Amir Mian. “Quality high-end homes on prime positions are limited and will always be tightly held,” Mr Mian said. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“Considering the current market where buyers still see value it’s not a bad idea to secure the one you are interested in.” This grand mansion at 101 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters, is on the market for $14.888 million.SPRING has sprung and demand for high-end properties is set to flourish, with the Gold Coast’s prestige market looking like a steal compared to Melbourne and Sydney prices. Local real estate experts have shared their hot spots for luxury homes. MORE NEWS: What’s in store for the property market this spring MORE NEWS: TV renovators star again on property market Herron Todd White’s latest Month in Review report, released today, also noted a growing trend toward buyers seeking acreage property. “Formerly the domain of desperate first-home buyers, acreage land has morphed into an up-market destination for the more well-heeled and established second, third or fourth homebuyer who wants the quiet life or room for the boats, bikes and vans,” the report read. Paradise Waters was another popular pick.Lucy Cole, director of self-titled agency, said to be among good company buy in Paradise Waters, Isle of Capri, Mermaid Beach and Monaco St in Broadbeach Waters. “People who buy in these areas are very savvy, they are not new homeowners, they are established and want to go to areas where the values are all above $1 million,” she said. Ray White Surfers Paradise CEO Andrew Bell said what constituted as a luxury home was different for each buyer. “The interest is not restricted to one or two areas but it is quite interestingly spread across sectors,” he said. “There are locals who are very focused on the necessities of raising a young family … and these people are particularly focused on more central areas, such as, Paradise Waters, Benowa Waters, Broadbeach Waters, and along the coastline to areas such as Mermaid Beach.”“Good interest also exists for the northern suburbs in areas such as Sanctuary Cove, Hope Island and Sovereign Island.“There is a good deal of interest in acreage from many of the downsizing Southerner’s warming to the idea of hobby farms or acreage in which to live out the next stage of their life.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTop tips for sellers in Spring00:50
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#Syracuse #? pic.twitter.com/zXNoGYx79T— Liam O’Sullivan (@biggie_sulls) December 14, 2015 Published on December 14, 2015 at 6:10 pm Contact Paul: email@example.com | @pschweds O’Sullivan is the third player to commit to Syracuse since the hiring of head coach Dino Babers. Earlier on Monday, offensive linemen Cam DeGeorge and Noel Brouse decommitted from Syracuse. O’Sullivan joins Airon Servais and Sam Heckel as SU’s 2016 offensive line commits.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Maine South (Illinois) High School product, who is listed at 6 feet 7 inches and 237 pounds, is ranked with three stars and as the 129th best offensive tackle in the 2016 class, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. O’Sullivan also had an offer from Bowling Green, Babers’ former school. He originally committed to Cincinnati on June 17. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Class of 2016 offensive lineman Liam O’Sullivan has flipped his commitment from Cincinnati to Syracuse. O’Sullivan is now the third offensive lineman in SU’s 2016 class and 13th overall.
Defensive end David Gilbert anchored one of UW’s best defensive performances of the year, consistently pressuring Andrew Maxwell on his way to 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.[/media-credit]In an SEC-style defensive battle where yards quickly turned into a rarefied prize, it only took one mistake to cost the Wisconsin football team its first home defeat in more than three years.Wisconsin (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten) cornerback Darius Hillary couldn’t turn around soon enough when Michigan State (5-4, 2-3) quarterback Andrew Maxwell placed the ball into the hands of junior wide receiver Bennie Fowler on a back-shoulder throw and that was all the Spartans needed to escape Camp Randall with a 16-13 overtime victory Saturday.In one of its better performances of the year, the UW defense kept Michigan State out of the end zone until Maxwell led them on a 75-yard touchdown drive in the final six minutes of the game. The junior quarterback further dampened an otherwise admirable performance from the secondary, completing eight of his nine attempts for 69 yards on the drive that knotted up the game at 10 with just over a minute on the clock.“We definitely thought we were going to end it in regulation,” defensive end David Gilbert said. “But those guys battled back, and I knew from watching the film … of Indiana, the way they battled back in that game, what we were in for and we had to keep the pressure on them.”Wisconsin would gain all of 190 total yards against an MSU defense that entered the game ranked fifth nationally in total defense. But, as players recalled with clear angst following the game, there were more than enough scoring opportunities.The most difficult came when speedy tailback James White took a direct snap – part of the “Barge” formation the Badgers debuted against Minnesota – for 18 yards around the right edge and into the end zone in the fourth quarter. Yet nothing would come so easy against this Spartans’ defense.Officials called tight end Sam Arneson, who was blocking along that right edge, for holding and the drive instead ended with a 39-yard field goal from Kyle French to put UW up 10-3.“They’re a very good defense, and when you catch them out of place you really got to make those plays happen because it may not happen that often,” White said. “When there’s that little hole, we got to get through it and when the receiver’s open we got to make the play.”As both teams searched for offensive consistency, it was Wisconsin who struck first in the opening minutes of the second quarter on a carefully-threaded pass from quarterback Joel Stave to a wide-open Jacob Pedersen. With barely a defender in sight, a lowered shoulder into a final defender was all the junior tight end needed to hand the Badgers a seven-point lead.The Spartans answered with a 34-yard field goal – their only points of the half – but each team’s defense only grew fiercer as time dripped off the clock. Even when Wisconsin punter Drew Meyer fumbled a low snap and had a hapless last-second attempt at a punt blocked in the second quarter, Michigan State couldn’t put any points on the board.After Meyer’s muffed punt, MSU took over at the UW 11-yard line, but penalties and a sack shared by Gilbert and defensive tackle Beau Allen pushed the visiting team out of field goal range. It left defensive players with mixed emotions after they watched their collective effort collapse in a matter of minutes.“I’ve never been a part of one like this before. I’ve been a part of games where the defense gives up a ton of points and we win the game, and we go back and try to regroup and take some of those big plays away,” free safety Dezmen Southward said. “But I’ve never been a part of a game where we were really in control the whole entire game and just had it taken away.Tailbacks Montee Ball and James White – who had experienced tremendous success over the last three games – combined for only 62 rushing yards and an average of 2.2 yards per carry. But likely the most severe offensive blow came in the opening seconds of the third quarter, when a powerful hit from Michigan State defensive end William Gholston ended Stave’s season with a broken left collarbone. Stave had but two incompletions on 11 tries up to that point, almost single-handedly orchestrating a Wisconsin offense that MSU consistently stuffed on the ground. After taking over for the redshirt freshman, backup quarterback Danny O’Brien went 5-for-11 for 44 yards and both of his passing attempts in overtime were well off the mark.“To go nine straight weeks and then to be on the verge of getting everything back to where we wanted to be is difficult to swallow,” head coach Bret Bielema said. “But it’s probably a good time for a bye week to get ourselves healthy from an injury standpoint.”Against an aggressive, physically dominating defense, center Travis Frederick did not shy away from taking much of the blame as the Badgers’ offensive line allowed a season-high five sacks.Even with the loss, Wisconsin remains the frontrunner to represent the Leaders Division at the Big Ten Championship game. That didn’t change the fact that the Badgers ultimately lost the reigns of a game they controlled for more than three quarters.“It’s no secret – we all took a step back today, everyone did,” Ball said. “But I believe that obviously we still have everything in front of us, we’re going to make sure we attack the film, correct the mistakes and keep it moving.”Extra Points: Wisconsin snapped a 21-game winning streak at Camp Randall Saturday, their most recent loss coming to Iowa in October 2009 … It also marked just the fourth time the Badgers have lost at home in Bielema’s tenure … UW moved to 5-3 in overtime games and the last time it played in an overtime game came in a 34-31 win over Fresno State in 2009 … The 90-yard touchdown drive in the first quarter was Wisconsin’s longest scoring drive of the year. Follow Ian on Twitter
The association of B&H skating sports chose the team that will perform at the World Junior Championship in figure skating from 7-9 March in Erzurum, Turkey. This team was chosen based on the results achieved during this season and on the results achieved at the B&H competition in figure skating.Ademir Babaić, Tarik Omeragić, Asmir Selimbegović and Mak Krstić will represent B&H in individual men’s competition.Samra Selimbegović and Fatima Omerhodžić will perform in the women’s category, announced the Association of B&H skating sports.Head of Coaching Commission Aleksandra Đanešić, who is also the coach of the B&H team in figure skating will travel to Turkey with the B&H representatives.Before this competition, B&H skaters will perform at the Balkan Games in Celje from 28 February until 2 March. In this competition, the B&H team will be empowered by senior representatives Nihad Bašić and Muhamed Zajimović.Our most experienced skater Edin Branković will represent B&H at the World Championship, which will be held in Montreal, Canada in March.(Source: Fena)
The Nets were 19-point underdogs but somehow pulled off the biggest NBA upset since 1993 when they beat the Bucks on Tuesday.Milwaukee was a heavy favorite heading into the game because Brooklyn was missing nine players. Garrett Temple is CLUTCH 🔥The Nets have beaten the Bucks 119-116. pic.twitter.com/1tzswnPgOk— ESPN (@espn) August 4, 2020MORE: Clippers’ Lou Williams addresses strip club visit: ‘Maybe it wasn’t the best-quality decision’The Brooklyn Nets just pulled off the largest NBA upset point spread-wise since 1993 (Mavs +19.5 over Supersonics), per @ESPNStatsInfo.Nets closed as consensus 19-point underdogs and beat the Bucks 119-116.— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) August 4, 2020The Bucks didn’t seem very motivated to win. Their defense allowed a 40-point first-quarter and didn’t play any of their starters after halftime — which probably has a lot to do with the fact that they’ve all but clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.There were some big betting winners and losers:Someone bet $800 on the Nets ML today… winning them $12.8K. 🤯 (via @WilliamHillNV)— Fliff Sports (@PlayFliff) August 4, 2020Nets (+1300) pull off the massive upset!One bettor placed $600 on them which paid out $7,800 💰pic.twitter.com/7DdaTWk7RI— BetMGM (@BetMGM) August 4, 2020Two big bets came through on Nets moneyline at @BetMGM books.$600 on Nets at 13/1 paid out $7,800$400 on Nets at 13/1 paid out $5,200— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 4, 2020Biggest bet on Nets to beat Bucks we’ve found is an $800 pregame moneyline bet at +1300 at @FDSportsbook. Won $10,400.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 4, 2020.@PointsBetUSA took a “significant number of $1K bets on Bucks ML.”A $1,000 bet on the Bucks would’ve won $32.30 …— Ben Fawkes (@BFawkes22) August 4, 2020A bettor at a @betmgm book bet $11,000 on the Bucks to win the first quarter against the Nets today. Would have paid out $1,834.They lost 40-34.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 4, 2020