SBDC Marketing Webinar

first_imgThe University of Georgia is partnering with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to present a free digital marketing webinar for agribusiness owners looking for alternate ways to sell their products.The webinar will be hosted on June 17 at 10 a.m. by the UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Department of Agriculture’s Georgia Grown division and UGA Cooperative Extension.Agriculture-related businesses from across the state have had trouble getting their fresh produce, meat and seafood to market during the COVID-19 pandemic.The webinar will introduce participants to e-commerce, best practices for social and email marketing, and suggestions for packaging products for shipping.“We’ll provide good takeaways on ways to market their business online,” said Bill Boone, SBDC entrepreneur outreach specialist. “If they need additional help or resources to implement the techniques covered in the class, the SBDC is available to assist.”Additional webinars may be scheduled as needed, he said.Georgia Grown helps agribusiness thrive by bringing producers, processors, suppliers, distributors, retailers and agritourism together to increase their exposure to customers suppliers and partners through an online searchable database. Find out more at Cooperative Extension assists producers and consumers with information and resources through its network of county agents and specialists throughout the state. Visit the Extension website for more information at or call 1-800-ASK-UGA1.Registration for the webinar is required and available at read more

Ringling Bros. Ending 146-year Run With Nassau Coliseum Shows

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus, which for years claimed to put on “The Greatest Show on Earth,” plans to go out with a bang with a run of shows at NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum starting Friday and ending May 21.The traveling show will turn out the lights on its 146-year operation—a blow to the thousands of families that learned to appreciate the show’s entertainment value but a celebration of sorts for its animal-loving detractors.“The circus and its people have continually been a source of inspiration and joy to my family and me, which is why this was such a tough business decision to make,” said Kenneth Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment, which produces the circus, said in a statement in January announcing its final show. “The decision was even more difficult because of the amazing fans who have become members of our extended circus family over the years, and we are extremely grateful to the millions of families who have made Ringling Bros. part of their lives for generations.”The last show will be live streamed on Facebook, so ticketless fans will have an opportunity to witness the finale.Its final chapter comes as the company has struggled to navigate the seemingly fatal combination of rising costs and declining ticket sales. The company was also forced to retire its elephants last year after previously being fined for federal animal welfare violations.“After 36 years of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) protests, which have awoken the world to the plight of animals in captivity, PETA heralds the end of what has been the saddest show on earth for wild animals, and asks all other animal circuses to follow suit, as this is a sign of changing times,” the animal rights group said in a statement in January.Ringling Bros. had the distinction of being the largest circus in the nation.NYCB Live Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Tpke., Uniondale. May 12-21.last_img read more

The Croatian National Tourist Board is bringing iPhone’s Siri to the Communication Days

first_imgApple’s application that works on the principle of artificial intelligence has made the voice of Susan Bennet mega popular and known to the world as Siri, and this year Siri will be able to listen live at the Communications Days in Rovinj where it comes with the support of the Croatian National Tourist Board.Susan Bennet’s name is not globally known, but that’s why her voice, or as she would say alter ego Siri – is. We know the voice of Susan Bennet as Siri who addresses the world from the iPhone application, and this year we will listen to her at the Communications Days with the support of the Croatian National Tourist Board. “I am extremely glad that we have the opportunity to bring a world-renowned lecturer to Croatia. Apart from the fact that her lecture will further enrich this festival, which has a proven impact on the way we perceive products and services in all sectors, including tourism, I am sure that her stay in Croatia will be an excellent opportunity to further promote our country as an attractive tourist destination.e ”said Kristjan Staničić, director of the Croatian National Tourist Board.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Apple’s Siri is an intelligent personal assistant, one of the first applications that operate on the principle of artificial intelligence, which is becoming increasingly present in society and thus in the marketing industry. Director of the Communication Day and director of the festival program, Dunja Ivana Ballon said: “This year we are bringing big names with big ideas. Siri, i.e. Susan Bennett, will share with us how she has become one of the most popular voices in the world. Her sometimes resolute and provocative voice is familiar to everyone, and millions of people seek her advice every day. She is another in a series of lecturers we bring to the Days of Communication to inspire festival visitors. Judging by the previous registrations, we will break records again, because we already have more registrations than we did last year, a record number of visitors in total.. “At the lecture “Accidentally Famous” in Rovinj, Susan will talk about how she became the mega popular Siri by accident. She will reveal a few unknown details about Apple’s Siri app and VoiceOver business, and from personal experience she will talk about how much this has affected her life and future.Along with Siri, we could also hear Susan in successful films like Mission Impossible 4 or the animated film The Lego Batman Movie, and she has also worked as a Voice Artist on numerous campaigns.About the festival Days of Communication Communication Days has for years confirmed its position as an unavoidable event that brings together advertisers, agencies, public relations professionals, media representatives, students and other professionals from the communications industry. Last year’s edition of the festival broke all records of attendance and satisfaction of participants.The sixth edition of the Communication Day will be held from 12 to 15 April 2018 at the Lone Hotel in Rovinj, and will bring experts to Croatia who dictate the trends and future of our industry. Among the first names announced are Jayanta Jenkins (global creative director, Twitter) and Brad Parscale (director of digital media for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign).Visitors can expect hot topics from the industry related to technology, innovation, revolutionary ideas and data management. In addition to lectures by top speakers, the Communication Days are also known for the Effie, IdejaX, Mixx and Young Lions Croatia awards, which the profession awards to the best in the industry for special achievements and outstanding market communication.See more about Communication Days and the festival program herelast_img read more

Edu explains why Manchester United legend Paul Scholes was the toughest player he ever had to mark

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 14 Jun 2020 6:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link280Shares Advertisement Comment Edu has named Paul Scholes as the toughest player he ever had to mark (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal star Edu has picked out Manchester United great Paul Scholes as the toughest player he ever had to mark and says the midfielder posed a ‘different’ kind of threat to any other opponent he faced in his career.Edu completed a move from Corinthians to Arsenal for a fee of just £6million in January 2001 and became one of Arsene Wenger’s most trusted squad members in his four-and-a-half year stay in north London.Arsenal would go on to win the Premier League title in Edu’s first full season at the club and the versatile midfielder played a key role two years later as the Gunners made history by going the entire 2003/04 campaign unbeaten. Edu had several battles with Scholes during his time in north London (Picture: Getty)The Brazilian, now technical director at the Emirates, sat down for a lengthy discussion with Gilberto for Arsenal’s official website this weekend and the pair covered a range of subjects, from Gabriel Martinelli’s outstanding start at Arsenal to their memories of the Invincibles season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked to name the toughest player he had to mark during his playing days, Edu replied: ‘I always mention a player and people look at me like this (surprised) and ask why? ‘The difficulty for us wasn’t playing against an extremely talented player, it was rather playing against intelligent players who seem to know what you’re thinking.‘I’m going to take a touch, I’m going to take two touches, I’m going to win it back… and there is a guy who I played against and I can tell you that it’s Paul Scholes. ‘Every time I faced him, I thought he was different from the rest. He was always thinking and his thoughts were different from mine.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsEdu also reserved special praise for Barcelona icon Andres Iniesta and said he had to be ‘fully focussed’ when up against the Spaniard.‘There were others as well who were incredible to play against. I used to joke that he was the midfield Messi: Iniesta. ‘When I faced him, I understood that he was different, with the way he drove forward, his thoughts and quick thinking. ‘When I had to play against them, I had to be fully focussed as it was tough!’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Atletico Madrid make huge decision over Arsenal target Thomas Partey’s futureMORE: Arsenal can’t afford to lose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, warns Ian Wright Edu explains why Manchester United legend Paul Scholes was the toughest player he ever had to marklast_img read more

Koeman already identifies assistant coach for Barcelona

first_img Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonThese Films Were Sued For The Weirdest Reasons8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeEvery Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone From Best To WorstWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year12 Marvel Superheroes Before The FameCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More Holland coach, Ronald Koeman, has already identified his assistant coach for Barcelona. Barca are in talks with the Dutch federation about releasing Koeman from his contract. After axing Quique Setien on Monday evening, Barca want to install Koeman as new coach. And Koeman plans to take Alfred Schreuder with him to the Nou Camp as his No2.Advertisement read also:Ronald Koeman informs KNVB he wants to join Barcelona Voetbal International says Schreuder can immediately take up a post after leaving TSG Hoffenheim in June. He had acted as head coach after previously being No2 to former TSG coaches Julian Nagelsmann and Huub Stev FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

Brady: Gunners can target title

first_imgFormer Arsenal midfielder Liam Brady has backed the Gunners to mount a Barclays Premier League title challenge after they clinched a record 12th FA Cup trophy on Saturday. Goals from Theo Walcott, Alexis Sanchez, Per Mertesacker and Olivier Giroud handed Arsene Wenger’s men a 4-0 victory over Aston Villa at Wembley to record back-to-back FA Cup final wins. Walcott said afterwards that the Gunners are “very close” to winning the Premier League and Brady agrees with the England forward’s summation that a league title is firmly within their grasp. Press Associationcenter_img “I listened to Theo Walcott’s interview and I agree with him (that) we’re not that far away,” Brady told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Sportsweek programme. “Wenger will know that better than anyone and hopefully he’ll improve things that bit more in the summer with signings and we really can challenge. “But I wouldn’t put a time scale on Arsene Wenger.” Arsenal finished the recently-completed Premier League season in third place – 12 points behind champions Chelsea – and Brady said they must avoid any more sluggish season starts if they are to challenge for league honours. “You have to consistently get results (to win the Premier League) and I’m afraid the 12 points Chelsea got in front of us happened at the very start of the league,” added Brady, who made 307 appearances for the Gunners between 1971 and 1980. “Arsenal had very inconsistent results and just couldn’t match Chelsea’s winning run and once they got away from everybody they managed the situation very well. “If you look at the results since the turn of the year, if they can replicate that at the start of the season I think we’re in for a very exciting time.” last_img read more

American teenage sensation Coco Gauff survives three-set thriller

first_imgAmerican teenage sensation Coco Gauff prevailed over Sorana Cirstea in a thrilling 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 encounter at the Australian Open, to set up a meeting with defending champion Naomi Osaka.The 15-year-old Gauff, who beat seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams in the first round, was broken midway through the opening set as she struggled with errors off her forehand and a composed performance from her more experienced Romanian opponent.Cirstea’s levels, however, dipped at the start of the second set, allowing Coco Gauff to capture an early break and force the match into a decider. The final set was a gripping, evenly-matched affair as Gauff fought back from a break down to advance to the third round in two hours and seven minutes.Also Read: Barty storms into second round after stuttering start: Gauff bests VenusAlso Watch: Minister of State for Education Smt. Vibhavariben Dave addresses Academia in Guwahati.last_img read more

Amir left out of Pakistan’s provisional World Cup squad

(REUTERS) – Fast bowler Mohammad Amir was left out of Pakistan’s 15-man preliminary World Cup squad but will feature in their warm-up games against England, the country’s cricket board (PCB) said yesterday.Since producing a match-winning three-wicket haul in the 2017 Champions Trophy final, Amir has taken just five one-day international wickets in 101 overs at an average of 92.60 per wicket.The 27-year-old, however, will get a chance to impress the selectors in a limited-overs series against England, which begins with a Twenty20 in Cardiff on May 5. Big-hitting batsman Asif Ali also features in the 17-man group for the England games, with Pakistan having until May 23 to finalise their World Cup squad.“Asif is probably the best power-hitter in Pakistan, while Amir has the experience and a good record in England,” Inzamam-ul-Haq, former captain and chairman of Pakistan’s selection committee, said in a statement.“These two will provide cover to the World Cup squad and can be drafted into the side by May 23, if required.” Abid Ali was preferred to Shan Masood as Pakistan’s backup opener after the 31-year-old right-hander scored a century on debut against Australia last month.Experienced all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was also selected in the World Cup group but subject to passing a fitness test ahead of the tournament. “Yesterday we got a boost when he started playing with a tennis ball, with his doctor confirming he will be available for selection for the series against England,” Inzamam added.“Our World Cup opener is on May 31 against the Windies, which is still six weeks away, and we are confident he will be fully fit and ready to display his vast international experience.”Squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper and captain), Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik. read more

On the block: Louisville vs. Wichita State

first_img Published on April 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm CenterWichita State’s Carl Hall has a dangerous blend of tenacity and skill. He scored 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the Shockers’ Sweet 16 win over La Salle, and he averages three blocks per game in the tournament. Though Hall has exploited defenses with his inside touch, his biggest strength is protecting the rim on the other end of the floor. Gorgui Dieng is similarly complete, averaging 11 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in four tournament games. Dieng has also been an incredibly efficient scorer, making 20 of his 24 attempts from the field in the tourney, good for 83 percent. This will be a gritty contest, but Dieng’s size advantage and ability to stretch the floor gives him a slight edge over Hall.Advantage: Louisville Small Forward When Wichita State has needed a big play, Ron Baker has delivered. Baker has made 6 of his 10 3-point attempts in the Shockers’ last three games and shot a perfect 9-of-9 from the free-throw line against Ohio State in the Elite Eight. He is the third guard in the Shockers’ small lineup and could have trouble with a bigger matchup. Wayne Blackshear is Louisville’s 6-foot-5 wing who Baker could be responsible for covering. A solid defensive player, Blackshear has been an efficient scorer for the Cardinals in the tournament, shooting 50 percent from the field on 18 shots. Though he occasionally gets lost in Louisville’s transition, he becomes a viable outside option in the half court. While Baker is more likely to deliver down the stretch, Blackshear’s steady output outweighs Baker’s clutch factor.Advantage: Louisville Point GuardMalcolm Armstead has been Wichita State’s engine throughout its Cinderella run. With the rare ability to drive and finish with both hands, the undersized Armstead has given the Shockers a boost on both ends of the floor. In WSU’s Elite Eight win over Ohio State, Armstead paced the team with 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. But if there’s any player who can neutralize a hot guard, it’s Louisville’s Peyton Siva. The point guard is the catalyst of Louisville’s up-tempo offense, creating fast-break opportunities with his play on the defensive end. He helped hold Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon to just 3 points on 1-of-10 shooting in the Cardinals’ win over Duke in the Elite Eight. Though Siva is known for distributing to his teammates, he chipped in 16 points against Blue Devils. On this stage, Siva is more complete and experienced.Advantage: Louisville Facebook Twitter Google+ Shooting GuardAdvertisementThis is placeholder textTekele Cotton is an adequate ball handler, and his shooting ability makes him a reliable wing target for the Shockers. He is also an integral part of Wichita State’s man-to-man defense that’s held opponents to a 34.3 field-goal percentage in four tournament games. Opposing Cotton will be UofL scoring machine Russ Smith. Since the start of the Big East tournament, Smith has been virtually unstoppable. In four NCAA Tournament games, the guard is averaging 26 points per contest while shooting 54 percent from the field, including a 23-point performance against Duke in the Elite Eight. The Shockers close out well against outside threats, but Smith has shown the ability to score in all kinds of ways. At this point in the tournament, there isn’t a shooting guard that can match the play of Louisville’s go-to option.Advantage: Louisville –Compiled by Jesse Dougherty, staff writer, Comments Power ForwardWith his length, skill and shooting touch, Cleanthony Early poses the greatest threat to Louisville. A 6-foot-8 forward, Early knocked down four 3s against Gonzaga in the third round and two more against Ohio State in the Elite Eight. He is also a consistent rebounder, with seven rebounds each tournament game, and a capable shot blocker. Chane Behanan excels in transition and is extremely reliable around the rim. His hustle on the defensive end creates turnovers that spur Louisville’s fast break. At 6 feet 6 inches, he will need to rely on his bulk and physicality to successfully guard either member of the Shockers’ front court. But that likely won’t be enough to slow Early down.Advantage: Wichita State BenchFred VanVleet is the Shockers’ most consistent producer off the bench. He has averaged 8.25 points per game in the tournament while shooting 44 percent from downtown. VanVleet can split the defense, drive to the basket and pull up from outside. Demetric Williams and Ehimen Orukpe also see minimal minutes off the bench for Wichita State. Louisville’s Luke Hancock drains 3-pointers, Montrezl Harrell is a monster on the boards and Stephan Van Treese plays solid defense for the Cardinals. Even with Kevin Ware’s horrific leg injury on Sunday, Louisville still holds the considerable advantage.Advantage: Louisville last_img read more

On the record

first_imgHip-hop DJ J. Period tells students how he broke into the business as part of an Annenberg-hosted conversation with professor of communication and journalism Josh Kun. J. Period has collaborated with artists including John Legend, Nas, The Roots and Mary J. Blige.Megan Harmon | Daily Trojanlast_img