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first_imgZenglu Li, a professor in soybean breeding, genetics and genomics at the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), has been named to the Georgia Seed Development Professorship in Soybean Breeding and Genetics.Since joining UGA’s Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics in 2012, Li has worked on the development of soybean varieties with high yield, enhanced quality, disease and pest resistance, herbicide tolerance and enhanced nutritional profile.The Georgia Seed Development Professorship in Soybean Breeding and Genetics was established with support from Georgia Seed Development (GSD) to enhance the field of plant breeding and genetics programs through professorships and research programs at the UGA CAES. “This funding helps enhance our research program, as well as helping with graduate education that will further the field of breeding and genetics. This support will help the program move forward and enhance the prestige and reputation of our program nationally and internationally,” Li said.While soybean is a small crop for the state of Georgia, it competes with corn as the top agricultural crop in the U.S., averaging 85 million acres per year. Since 2012, Li’s lab has developed 12 soybean cultivars designed for the Southeastern climate that have been released for agricultural use.In addition to developing soybean cultivars, Li says his lab is also focused on identifying genes for disease and pest resistance and for increased yield and nutritional content to incorporate into future cultivars and in preparing future scientists and plant breeders to continue the progress in soybean breeding and genetics. The lab currently includes one postdoctoral scientist, six doctoral students, one master’s student, three undergraduate students, seven research specialists and two visiting scholars.Prior to his current position at UGA, Li worked in the agricultural industry leading soybean discovery breeding and corn genotyping efforts for Monsanto Company and as a research scientist for DuPont Pioneer. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Soybean Molecular Breeding in the UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences in 2000 after earning his doctoral degree in plant breeding and genetics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.GSD is a nonprofit, self-supporting organization that provides economic support for the development of new varieties which provides business opportunities that help keep agriculture as Georgia’s number one industry. It was created in 1959 by the Georgia General Assembly to lead development of commercial plant materials in the state by promoting varieties developed and released by UGA researchers and was designated as a public, nonprofit corporation by the Georgia Legislature in 2008, allowing the organization to expand its scope.last_img read more

Matteo Guendouzi picks out two ‘super’ players who could beat him to 2019 Golden Boy award

first_imgMatteo Guendouzi picks out two ‘super’ players who could beat him to 2019 Golden Boy award Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 Nov 2019 3:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link62Shares Guendouzi is up against significant competition if he is to end his breakthrough year with an individual award and identified Matthijs De Ligt and Joao Felix as possible threats.AdvertisementAdvertisementDe Ligt joined Juventus in the summer after playing a prominent role in Ajax’s European and domestic success last season, while Portuguese sensation Felix signed for Atletico Madrid from Benfica in the summer for an eye-watering £113m.‘It shows that I’ve been working hard at Arsenal and have also done well at international level,’ Guendouzi told Arsenal Player.‘I think it’s a reward for all the hard work that I’ve done at the club and the good displays I’ve produced, but it also reflects my progress in training and how much I’ve come on as a player here.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘It’s a reward for all my hard work and I’m hugely proud to be part of the 20 players under the age of 21 who’ve been nominated for the Golden Boy award – it’s fantastic.‘There are some super players [nominated]. We know there are players like [Matthijs] De Ligt, the Juve defender, and Joao Felix, the Atletico forward.‘There are fantastic players everywhere and it’s a wonderful award for whoever ends up winning it.’Should Matteo Guendouzi win the Golden Boy award?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Henrikh Mkhitaryan takes major swipe at Unai Emery and accuses Arsenal boss of wasting himMORE: Granit Xhaka open to Newcastle transfer after deciding to leave Arsenal Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi has been nominated for the prestigious Golden Boy award (Picture: Getty)Matteo Guendouzi insists his nomination for the prestigious 2019 Golden Boy award if fully justified.The former Lorient midfielder’s development has represented one of the more positive aspects of Unai Emery’s troubled tenure.Guendouzi was signed for just £7million on the recommendation of Arsenal’s former head of recruitment, Sven Mislintat, and the 20-year-old almost immediately cemented a place in the first team, despite being a virtual unknown when he arrived.The combative midfielder was rewarded for his performances this season with a first call-up to the senior France international squad and was unused substitute in last month’s matches against Albania and Andorra.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Advertisement Golden Boy Award | 2019 Nominees Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus, Holland)Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich, Canada),Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan, Italy)Ansu Fati (Barcelona, Spain)Phil Foden (Man City, England)Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal, France)Erling Haaland (RB Salzburg, Norway)Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany)Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid, Portugal)Dejan Joveljic (Eintracht Frankfurt, Serbia)Moise Kean (Everton, Italy)Kang-in Lee (Valencia, South Korea)Andrij Oleksijovyc (Valladolid, Ukraine)Danyell Malen (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands)Mason Mount (Chelsea, England)Rodrygo (Real Madrid, Brazil)Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund, England)Ferran Torres (Valencia, Spain)Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid, Brazil)Nicolo Zaniolo (Roma, Italy) Advertisementlast_img read more

Spaniards living in the Belarusian ‘bubble’

first_imgThe President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, recommends fighting the coronavirus “drinking vodka, going to the sauna and working hard”, although, at the moment, the Spaniards at Dynamo Brest only support the third of its premises. “I don’t drink anything. And once I went to the sauna and I didn’t like it. I, being a Canary, prefer the 25 degrees of my land. When I arrived the temperature was -18º. I got off the plane and thought I was dying. One crazy thing, “recalls a David Deogracia uneasy about the situation his relatives are living in Spain:” There are my parents, my wife and my two daughters. They worry about me because I go out to work daily and I am in contact with 120 children and all those who work in the sports city. When we talk, we show happiness to try to take pressure off them. From so far I can’t do more. “Although the Belarusian government tries to appear normal, there are already those who raise their voices so that the country’s soccer will give in to the health crisis. “The most loyal fans ask that the competition stop because they fear getting contagious when they move to other fields. On the last day they did not attend the stadium as a protest“David Deogracia reveals.” The influx has decreased, but people continue to go to watch football, “added the Gran Canaria, aware that Belarusian football could benefit from such an anomalous situation:”They have sold the television rights to Russia and Ukraine for the first time in their history. It is very important to them that the Vysshaya Liga continues. It will bring them many economic benefits. “Thailand, Morocco and … MaradonaDespite having found stability in Belarus, David Deogracia knows what it is like to work in Europe, Asia and Africa. He went to Thailand after receiving a call from Alejandro Menéndez, who then led the Buriram United first team. Deogracia was in charge of the sub-19, which made him the national champion. After returning to Spain, he was recruited by Sergio Lobera to direct the Moroccan Atlético de Tetuán academy. And it led the U-20 team to the first league title in its history. In 2017 he left for Brest, where he witnessed the arrival of Diego Armando Maradona to the Dynamo bench. “We did not agree much, but since we were speaking Spanish, we were able to chat. He was very good to us. He is a crack.” As if it were an oasis in the middle of the desert, Belarus, apparently oblivious to the coronavirus pandemic that affects the world, wakes up every morning wrapped in an enigmatic normality. In Brest, a city of 300,000 inhabitants bordering Poland, he works David Deogracia, one of the three Spaniards who are members of the Dynamo Brest, current champion of the Vysshaya Liga. “We train and then we go home because, although they say that everything is going well, we are cautious. In the face of uncertainty, prevention is better than cure,” says the person in charge of running the academy. “Life here continues normally. Everyone works, takes the car, or goes to restaurants and cafes“adds the canary, who follows” the same prevention guidelines as in Spain “:” It is difficult because you take precautions, but the others do not. That leaves you totally unprotected. “Deogracia mistrusts the official data: “They say that in Brest, a city of 300,000 inhabitants, there is only one infected by coronavirus. It is striking, but precisely because of this the soccer, handball or ice hockey leagues continue to be disputed, because they say there is no risk”. The grancanario is in charge of directing the Dynamo Brest academy. The methodology, train the rest of the coaches or do scouting tasks. Everything has been on his account for three years now. The physical trainer accompanies you in the lower categories Armiche Vega, while in the first team, also as a coach, Fran Balaguer. Everyone claims to be living “in a bubble”. “It is as if we were starring in a movie,” adds David Deogracia, “perplexed” because “I can do whatever I want without any problem and, meanwhile, in Spain they are all locked up at home.”last_img read more

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