FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS (AP)-Utah State (12-5, 9-2) vs. UNLV (6-6, 3-2)Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas; Wednesday, 9 p.m. MSTBOTTOM LINE: Utah State seeks revenge on UNLV after dropping the first matchup in Las Vegas. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 25, when Utah State made only five 3-pointers on 22 attempts while the Runnin’ Rebels went 13 for 30 from distance on the way to a three-point victory.TEAM LEADERS: UNLV’s Bryce Hamilton has averaged 19.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and four assists while David Jenkins Jr. has put up 14.4 points. For the Aggies, Neemias Queta has averaged 12.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and three blocks while Justin Bean has put up 10.4 points and 7.3 rebounds.DIALING IT UP A NOTCH: The Aggies have scored 76.5 points per game and allowed 56.1 points per game against MWC opponents. Those are both noticeable improvements over the 67.4 points scored and 71.2 points given up per game to non-conference opponents.BRILLIANT BRYCE: Hamilton has connected on 35.5 percent of the 62 3-pointers he’s attempted. He’s also converted 73.5 percent of his foul shots this season.SLIPPING AT 74: UNLV is 0-6 this year when it allows 74 points or more and 6-0 when holding opponents to fewer than 74.BEHIND THE ARC: Utah State’s Brock Miller has attempted 97 3-pointers and connected on 42.3 percent of them, and is 12 for 23 over the last three games.DID YOU KNOW: Utah State is ranked first among MWC teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 35.8 percent. The Aggies have averaged 12.8 offensive boards per game. Written by January 27, 2021 /Sports News – Local Utah State seeks revenge on UNLV Tags: UNL V Men’s Basketball/Utah State Men’s Basketball Associated Press
Oil output from Saudi Arabia has already risen to more than eight million barrels a day, but the country’s Crown Prince says Iran must still be deterred from taking further action US shale operators struggling amid the Saudi-led oil price war (Credit: White House/Shealah Craighead) Iran must be deterred from further damaging oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia through a ‘strong’ response from the international community, according to the latter’s Crown Prince.In an interview with CBS on 29 September, Mohammed bin Salman claimed global oil markets will suffer from rapidly escalating prices if nothing is done following the attacks on Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq and Khurais facilities earlier this month.Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attacks, but following close inspection of the drones and missiles used, Saudi officials have pointed the finger at their country’s long-term rival, Iran.Bin Salman said: “This attack hit the heart of the global energy industry and disrupted 5.5% of the world’s power needs — the needs of the US, China and the whole world.“This was an act of war — if the world does not take strong and firm action to deter Iran, we will see further escalation that will threaten world interests.“Oil supplies will be disrupted, and oil prices will jump to unimaginably high numbers that we haven’t seen in our lifetime. Saudi Arabia oil production recovering faster than expectedOil output from Saudi Arabia has already risen to more than eight million barrels a day since the drone attacks, which is significantly closer to pre-attack levels of 12 million than experts had anticipated by the end of September.Insiders revealed the figures to the Financial Times, with heat maps of key fields confirming a surge in production that has helped push global oil prices below $62 a barrel.The two facilities hit by drone attacks, Abqaiq and Khurais, are still expected to take many months to fully repair, but oil markets look set to calm for the time being after experiencing price hikes of up to 20% last month.Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser had been confident in the likelihood of this rapid recovery and the resilience of his firm’s operations last week: “These synchronised attacks were timed to create maximum damage to our facilities and operations.“The rapid response and resilience demonstrated in the face of such adversity shows the company’s preparedness to deal with threats aimed at sabotaging Aramco’s supply of energy to the world.”“We have a hard-earned reputation for nearly 100% reliability in terms of meeting our international customers’ requirements and we have defended that.“Not a single shipment to an international customer has been or will be missed or cancelled as a result of these attacks.“We have proven that we are operationally resilient and have confirmed our reputation as the world’s leading supplier.”
i3 Energy plc, an independent oil and gas company with assets and operations in the UK, is pleased to announce the following update i3 Energy exercises option to acquire Toscana Energy Income. (Credit: Adam Radosavljevic from Pixabay) Toscana Transaction Highlights:· i3 has executed its Option to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Toscana Energy Income Corporation (“Toscana” or “TEIC”), a TSX-listed oil and gas company (the “Toscana Acquisition”)· TEIC had 2019 year-end 2P Reserves of 4.65 MMboe (53% oil, 47% gas) with a reserve life index of 14.7 years· Toscana’s 2019 production averaged 1,065 boepd and generated C$5.5 million (US$4mm) in field netback (revenue minus royalties minus opex) from 13 low-decline, long-life conventional fields producing at an average break-even price of C$30.43/boe (US$22.38/boe)· TEIC operates 69% of the producing wells in its portfolio at an average net working interest of 67%· The total aggregate consideration being paid by i3 for TEIC’s debt and equity totals approximately C$3.85 million (US$2.83mm) representing roughly 0.7x Toscana’s 2019 field netback, C$3618/boepd (US$2661/boepd), and C$0.83/boe (US$0.61/boe)· In March, i3 acquired the rights and interests in Toscana’s C$28 million senior and junior debt facilities (which were in default) for C$3.4 million (US$2.5 million), with cash consideration paid 50% up front and 50% at year-end· At completion, Toscana shareholders will receive 4,399,224 i3 shares for TEIC’s entire share capital, representing dilution of approximately 4% to the Company’s current shareholders· At the conclusion of the Arrangement Agreement, i3 intends that its enlarged share capital will be listed on the TSX· The acquisition is a reverse takeover under the AIM Rules for Companies and is conditional upon the approval of i3’s shareholdersPotential Asset Acquisition Highlights:· i3 has entered into a non-binding letter of intent (the “Proposed Acquisition”) to acquire a package of producing Canadian oil and gas assets (the “Proposed Assets”)· In 2019, the Proposed Assets produced at over 10,000 boepd and generated over US$34 million in field netback from over 250 net wells across multiple low-decline, long-life, light oil and gas fields· Upon completion, the Proposed Assets would add over 25 MMboe PDP and over 65 MMboe 2P to i3’s portfolio· Cash flow from the Proposed Assets would benefit from TEIC’s US$89 million in accumulated tax pools· The total proposed consideration to be paid for the Assets under the letter of intent is just under US$60 million, representing approximately 1.7x 2019 field netback and approximately 2x that forecasted for the next 12 months, ~US$5,500/boepd, and ~US$0.85/boe of 2P reserves· As the Proposed Acquisition would also be a reverse takeover under the AIM Rules for Companies, and at i3’s request, the Company’s shares are being suspended from trading on AIM until i3 either publishes a “Readmission Document” detailing the Proposed Acquisition or provides confirmation that discussions have ceasedMajid Shafiq, CEO of i3 Energy commented:“In March of this year we announced our entry in to the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin via an option to acquire Toscana Energy Income Corporation, which was to provide a platform to execute on a strategy for the rapid growth of a Canadian onshore production portfolio via M&A. We announced today the exercise of that option and the entering into of an arrangement agreement to effect that transaction. The acquisition of the Proposed Assets would be the first follow-on transaction in our business plan and, would be transformational for i3, adding material, low-cost per barrel, low-decline production, with significant organic growth optionality.”Toscana Energy Income Corporation – Exercise of Acquisition OptionAs disclosed in an RNS dated 30 March 2020, on 29 March 2020 i3 entered into an Option agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Toscana Energy Income Corporation, a Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) listed oil and gas corporation with assets in Canada (the “Option”). The Option was set to expire on 30 June 2020.i3 has now exercised its Option and the Toscana Acquisition will be consummated via, and is conditional upon, a plan of arrangement, the terms of which have been agreed between i3 and Toscana in the “Arrangement Agreement”. Under the terms of the Arrangement Agreement, TEIC shareholders will receive 4,399,224 i3 ordinary shares, representing dilution of approximately 4% to i3’s current shareholders. Voting support agreements have been obtained from the directors and management of Toscana. Completion of the plan of arrangement will be conditional on a vote in favour of the arrangement resolution by 66 2/3% of TEIC’s shareholders voting at a general meeting. On conclusion of the Arrangement Agreement, i3 intends that its enlarged share capital will also be listed on the TSX.The acquisition is also a reverse takeover under the AIM Rules for Companies and is conditional upon the approval of i3’s shareholders and the Company will be preparing a Readmission Document for the admission of the enlarged company to AIM following the Toscana Acquisition.On completion of the transaction and subject to regulatory due diligence, a current member of the TEIC board, John Festival, will join the board of i3 as a non-executive director. John is a chemical engineer with over 35 years of experience in the WCSB’s oil and gas sector and has an excellent track record of founding, growing and monetising oil and gas ventures in Canada. He is currently the CEO of Broadview Energy and was the President and CEO of Black Pearl Resources Inc. prior to its acquisition by International Petroleum in December 2018 in a stock and debt transaction valued at circa C$715 million. He was previously the founder and President of BlackRock Ventures Inc. which was established in 2001 and sold to Shell Canada for C$2.4 billion in 2006. Source: Company Press Release
Foxtons has revealed its worse full-year results since 2013 including profits before tax which tanked by 65% year-on-year.Its Annual Report and Accounts for 2017 also reveal that revenue decreased by 11.4% and earnings per share by 67%, while its margin dropped to 12.8%, down from over 35% in 2013.That year its profits before tax were £38.9 million, but in 2017 were just £6.5 million.Despite its poor results, both its CEO Nic Budden and CFO Mark Berry received bonuses, although they were lower than in 2016.Budden (pictured, left) was paid a package worth £914,000 last year including a bonus of £218,000 while Berry was paid £490,000 including a bonus of £153,000.Foxtons results document blames the poor performance squarely on its sales operation, which Foxtons says has been battered by the sluggish property markets inside the M25/London area. Sales revenue fell by 23% year-on-year during 2017.This, it says, is largely due to a lack of confidence among buyers and vendors caused by the ongoing Brexit process. But Foxtons also says the 2016 changes to Stamp Duty continue to depress volumes.But unlike most of its competitors, Foxtons continues to focus on developing its own in-house online abilities rather than buying up a digital rival – as Savills and LSL have done – and says 98% of its lettings are now transacted online via its MyFoxtons portal.Hybrids dismissedFoxtons results report also includes a stinging attack on both its online-only and hybrid rivals, the threat of which it dismisses.“The Board believes that the emotional and complex nature of estate agency transactions means that it is unlikely that online agents will play a major role in the exchange or completion of sales or lettings transaction without the involvement of an estate agent,” it says.“Any market share gained by online agents is likely to be at the expense of traditional estate agents with low levels of service who compete on price.”nic Budden mark berry Annual Results Foxtons Foxtons’ results April 5, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Foxtons results reveal tanking profits but confident dismissal of online competitors previous nextAgencies & PeopleFoxtons results reveal tanking profits but confident dismissal of online competitorsCompany’s profits, revenues and margin all fell during 2017 significantly, more so than its preliminary report for the year reported in January.Nigel Lewis5th April 20180965 Views
Oxford students are speaking out about eating disorders in support of Eating Disorder Awareness Week, established by the charity Beat.Also in support of the charity, a team from Corpus Christi plans to row from Oxford to London between 23rd – 26th June, with a fundraising target of £10,000.The team of eight rowers, three substitutes and a cox will be the first all-female crew to attempt the row, which will begin at the Head of the River pub and end 180km downriver at Putney Bridge. The challenge was proposed by team member Esther Rich, who also serves as a Young Ambassador for the charity after being hospitalised for anorexia during her teens.Rich explained, “Rowing, and the essential need for fitness and physical strength, has helped me to maintain my recovery since coming to uni, so I thought it would be fitting to combine the two in a fundraising activity for Beat.”She added, “I think there is still a stigma around talking about mental health. The provisions and places to get support within Oxford University are well established and extremely good at what they do, but the problem is that not enough people know they exist.”St Peter’s student Georgina Routen acts as a Young Ambassador for Beat, and told Cherwell, “I think eating disorders are quite prevalent in the Oxford student community. It’s the type of high pressure environment in which a vulnerable individual could easily succumb to the pressure.”
The strong opposition to Bouattia’s campaign reached a fever pitch late last week when leaders of student Jewish societies at 48 universities around the UK signed an open letter calling for her to answer questions about her past comments calling the University of Birmingham a “Zionist outpost” and referring to its large Jewish society as a problem. It also raised concerns with her claim that the government’s anti-extremism measure, Prevent, was fuelled by “all manner of Zionist and neo-con lobbies”.While she quickly released a statement clarifying her views, claiming to not “see a large Jewish Society on campus as a problem” and insisting that her anti-Zionist views were not anti-Jewish, separating politics and faith, these responses were deemed insufficient by both Jewish student leaders and the OUSU sabbatical team, which decided to not support Bouattia in the election.Bouattia referred to the allegations in her speech at the NUS Conference in Brighton, saying the audience will have seen her name “dragged through the mud by the right-wing media” but that such criticism was wrong as her platform was motivated by inclusion and protection of all students.“Any candidate who in a hustings speech refers to legitimate scrutiny from Jewish students as having her name dragged through the mud by the right wing media is in my view not fit to be President of NUS”, said Isaac Virchis, president of the Oxford Jewish society, echoing his earlier calls for her disqualification.“NUS has failed its Jewish members and can no longer claim to be representative of each and every student.”Isaac Virchis, Oxford University JSoc PresidentWhile not everyone has called for NUS disaffiliation, her election made Oxford students across the ideological spectrum uncomfortable.“An anti-semite has won the NUS Presidential election. We are disgusted”, Oh Well, Alright Then tweeted after the announcement.Mentioning the motion passed earlier that day calling for movement against anti-semitism, Virchis said, “It is hypocritical of NUS to pass a motion making a commitment to anti-Semitism and then twenty minutes later to elect a President who has problematic views towards Jewish students on campus. NUS has failed its Jewish members and can no longer claim to be representative of each and every student.”The Union of Jewish Students chose to take a conciliatory tone with the news, saying “UJS is proud of its long history and long standing positive relationship with the National Union of Students. Now that Malia Bouattia has been elected president, we hope that that relationship will be able to continue”. It is unclear how the election will affect Jewish students’ relationship to NUS.For some, however, it is the politicisation of the post, which they claim takes the NUS away from its mission to lobby for student needs, that is problematic. “[The NUS] shouldn’t be an outfit for the promotion of political activities that are irrelevant to most students or for the promotion of extremist ideas, such as anti-Semitism and the refusal to condemn ISIS”, said second-year geographer Alex Curtis, referring to Bouattia’s earlier effort to keep the NUS from condemning the Islamic State. “Unfortunately, that is what the NUS has become”. After Malia Bouattia overcame allegations of anti-semitism to become the National President of the NUS, voices within Oxford, including its NUS delegates, have begun calling for disaffiliation from the national union. Bouattia, who will be the first black women to take up the presidency, won in spite of vocal condemnation coming from leaders of student Jewish societies across the country and student union leaders, including OUSU president Becky Howe.“The point of a union for students is to deliver real representation for all students, and what has occurred this conference shows that this is no longer a priority for those who hold power in the NUS.”Oh Well, Alright ThenBarely more than a day after the results were announced, Oxford NUS slate Oh Well, Alright Then released a statement pushing the student body to a referendum on NUS membership after Bouattia’s election.“Today, we no longer believe that Oxford’s membership of the NUS can be justified”, the delegates said in a group press release. “The point of a union for students is to deliver real representation for all students, and what has occurred this conference shows that this is no longer a priority for those who hold power in the NUS.”They plan to build grassroots support which can then introduce motions for every JCR and MCR to mandate their OUSU representatives to vote for a referendum to be introduced before the full student body.The Oxford Jewish Society has thrown their support behind the movement. “We thank OUSU and students across Oxford for their support and firmly support the motion for Oh Well Alright Then to dissafiliate from OUSU. Oxford JSOC has no confidence in NUS to represent us as students”, Oxford Jewish Society President Isaac Virchis told Cherwell.
A man carries a Christmas tree up the “100 Steps” from Hoboken to Jersey City Heights during the year’s first snow storm on Saturday, Dec. 9. Photo by Caren Matzner.
Load remaining images A beautiful weekend at Prowse Farm in Canton, Massachusetts was filled with the sounds of bluegrass at the inaugural New England Festy, an event best known for having The Infamous Stringdusters behind it. The original Virginia based Festy Experience branched out this year, bringing the sounds of bluegrass to Massachusetts. The event featured free parking, making it an easy decision for families to come out and join in on the fun. With so many activities available for kids, the festival catered to people of all ages. Disc golf, bike demos, a magic show, story time, and a trail side museum kept families busy. Children slept well in the evening, without a doubt. Local vendors provided food, and Oskar Blues Brewery provided cold libations for the adults in the crowd throughout the weekend.The festival opened up on Saturday with Old Salt Union, a fun group based out of St. Louis, MO, who’s sound touched upon hints of blues and jazz blended into bluegrass. The fiddle tones danced across the venue, putting smiles on children and adults alike. Moving over to the main stage, David Wax Museum wasted no time in kicking off their set as soon as the last notes dropped from Old Salt Union. Their colorful outfits jived with the beauty of the day. Joyful tones and quick paced melodies rolled along as they took the attendees through their vibrant set that was packed with everything from jamming rock to cooled down tender songs, giving a little something for everyone.Without skipping a beat, the music moved back over to the second stage where Fruition busted into their set. The army of people started growing as the afternoon wore on. The band drew quite a crowd to the stage where they performed a few tunes off of their new album, Labor of Love, which pumped up the venue and had everyone on their feet. The raw, take no prisoners melodies clearly lifted the audience from the laid back chill attitude of the day to a ‘time to get this party started’ sensation. As they eased out of their set, the music was thrown back to the main stage, where Josh Ritter and company were having a full on blast. Jumping up and down, toe tapping hard, and huge smiles all around were the theme of their set. Tinges of Dylan and Springsteen were hinted at while the band was, without a doubt, having a kickass time entertaining the crowd while the sun slowly made it’s climb down the sky for the day. Following Ritter, Justin Townes Earle jumped on stage and performed his acoustic tunes to a well oiled crowd of musically filled fans. His natural, experience filled lyrics cut right to the heart, yet had fans swaying to his beats in the cool breeze of the evening.After Earle wrapped up his set, the night’s headliner, The Wood Brothers, took the stage and blew the doors off the crowd. Only one of the best bassists out there, Chris Wood, had fans whooping and hollering as he slammed away on his upright while brother Oliver Woods’ soulfully sung lyrics poured out to the crowd. Drummer Jano Rix began the set by pounding away on the wood of his shuitar, a stringless guitar that is packed with all kinds of percussion gadgets, early on in the set before adding in the full sound of the kit. The closing set was crammed with goodness, and fan favorites, including “Luckiest Man” and “The Muse.” Harmonica was sprinkled throughout and Chris Wood switched things up by trading in his upright for an electric bass during a few songs, including “Postcards from Hell,” and wow, did the audience react positively with his magical fingers banging away at the strings. The band poured their heart and soul into the set and the audience was begging them for more when they wrapped up.Though all good things must come to an end, Whiskey Shivers continued the evening over at the second stage. Their animated acoustic set brought them down into the crowd, and even treated everyone to a hilarious “fuck Donald Trump” tune mid-set before wrapping things up for the night. What a perfectly perfect ending to day one.Sunday brought overcast skies with light drops of rain, but the weather thankfully cleared before the music began. The afternoon started with the beautiful acoustic sounds from Garrettgrass Gospel Hour, featuring Jeremy Garrett of The Infamous Stringdusters, with guest Sierra Hull on mandolin. During their set, hawks circled endlessly in the thermals above, making a perfect setting to enjoy the relaxing Sunday opener.With clouds growing darker, Sierra Hull then moved over to open up the main stage for the day. Her angelic voice, combined with ghostly tones and steel pedal heavy, banjo slapping and deep bass melodies, ensured that the vibe in the venue was full of happy people everywhere. It was the band’s first time performing at either Festy, and they thoroughly enjoyed their set on this Sunday that shaped up to be beautiful, without a drop falling from the sky.If you haven’t heard of Lau, definitely check them out. This surprise set of the weekend took off with eerie tones that built with tender touches of guitar and mandolin. It was as if the pied piper himself was in town. People were drawn to their sound. Hailing from Scotland, they brought their captivating music that was a touch of bluegrass, mixed with experimental tones, to the crowd. This trio was clearly not afraid to introduce unusual auditory sensations in with guitar and fiddle. Lau was an absolute joy for the ears. Be on the lookout for more from this band that’s currently on their debut U.S. tour.The Infamous Stringdusters, the major reason for this festival in the first place, finally got on stage to a crowd that was itching to see them all weekend. They wasted no time going into an intense jam early on in their set. Finger picking on the fiddle, along with a serious rosin workout by Jeremy Garrett, with Andy Hall’s dobro and Andy Falco’s guitar chiming in, set the stage for the intense vibes that were thrown out for their entire set. Garrett and Chris Pandolfi, on banjo, took “The Place I Call Home” off to ridiculous heights as they showed off their talent throughout this tune before flowing right into “The Elevator.” “Heady Festy” cooled down the venue after a hot early set. Travis Book kept the flow of the entire set in check as his double bass kept the boys in beat like glue. The collective talents of this group had the venue jumping up and down to their soaker of a set that included covers of U2’s “In God’s Country” and The Grateful Dead’s “Bird Song,” bringing elevated cheers from the audience. Overall, their set was chock full of country, bluegrass, straight up jam, and easy acoustic tunes, featuring a little something for everyone. Many thanks to Scott Medeiros for his taper posting on Archive.org, featuring the full audio of their set:Session Americana cooled down the venue with their relaxed vibes. Gentle guitar tones and sweet lyrics rolled along throughout. They were gathered close together on the stage around a table, making for an intimate set under the cloud filled evening sky. Their timeless melodies brought the audience down to a calmness, especially for families that had kids drifting off to an easy slumber for the night.To close out the festival, Greensky Bluegrass put on one hell of a performance. Early in the set, during “All Four,” each musician was focused on one at a time, taking turns strutting their stuff for the audience and easing with a slow pace to accentuate the talent of each member. Fans went nuts with excitement! Never miss a Sunday show is the staple saying and, with Greensky, it was oh so true. Each melody was drawn out with thick jamming and intense energy. The venue soaked up every minute of it, swaying to the beat and hollering out in excitement at the vibes being thrown from the stage. The set list included their version of The Band’s “Atlantic City,” which always brings down the house, as well as The Grateful Dead’s “Ain’t No Bread In the Breadbox.” A few guys from the Stringdusters joined in on a few tunes, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and “Little Maggie.” The festival closed out with an encore of “Windshield,” with members slowly backing out of the song to bring not only the song, but the festival, to an end.Many thanks to Robbie Cox for his taper posting on Archive.org, with full audio from Greensky’s set:The debut New England Festy was a great success. The music enjoyed in an intimate setting under blue skies made for one enjoyable weekend shared by families and friends alike. Anticipate next year’s festival to be even better! For more information on The New England Festy, please visit their official website.Words by Sarah Bourque. Follow on Twitter.Photography courtesy of The New England Festy.
Pennsylvania bluegrass outfit Cabinet continues to impress with their high-energy slamming musicianship, and that was on full display when they hit the Peach Music Festival just a few months ago. The band has been a staple of the Peach Fest since the beginning, and their fan base is only growing as they leave crowds in shock and awe with their music.At Peach Fest, the band had an opportunity to collaborate with some very special guests for their performance. Cabinet welcomed out Justin Mazer (Tom Hamilton’s American Babies) and the Turkuaz horns for a fun-filled cover of Elvis Costello’s “Watching the Detectives,” captivating the crowd with the classic tune.Thanks to Cabinet, we can share pro-shot footage of this exciting performance. Check it out below!Cabinet is gearing up for a big Halloween run through the Northeast, with stops in Boston, Burlington, Stroudsburg, and Brooklyn from 10/27-31. Check out the full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details.Cabinet Halloween Tour Dates10/27 Boston, MA – The Sinclair *10/28 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground *10/29 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater *^10/31 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl *!* All Shows with Billy Strings^ plus Tom Graham & KOPEC! plus Larry Keel Experience
The Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council will examine the control and management of invasive insects and plants at the council’s annual conference on Monday, Oct. 30, at the University of Georgia Griffin campus. The daylong educational event is co-sponsored by UGA-Griffin, the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Department of Horticulture and the Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture. The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.Topics covered at the conference will include landscape biodiversity, invasive insects in urban and rural forests, biological control of nonnative pests and a screening process for invaders, wildflowers and pollinators.After lunch, attendees will participate in hands-on sessions that will address control and management techniques, identification of invasive species and the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health’s Southeast Early Detection Network (SEEDN) app.Experts from CAES, UGA Cooperative Extension, University of Florida, Southern Regional Extension Forestry, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, The Nature Conservancy, Georgia Power and the professional landscape industry will present information at the conference. Attendees can earn five hours of pesticide credits in Category 21, “Agricultural Plant Pest Control”; Category 23, “Forest Pest Control”; and Category 24, “Ornamental and Turf Pest Control.” Seven credits for Society of American Foresters (SAF) Forester, Category 1, and 5.5 arborist continuing education units from the International Society of Arboriculture will also be awarded for participation.Registration begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $70 and includes lunch. Students can attend for $20.The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 23. To register with a credit or debit card, visit georgia-eppc.eventbrite.com or call (770) 228-7214.