The University of Georgia’s Double Dawgs program is a significant recruiting tool for the university’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES), according to Breanna Coursey, CAES director of student and employer engagement.The recently instituted program enables UGA students to save time and money by earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years or less. Double Dawgs allows a student who wishes to pursue a graduate degree to enter the job market one year earlier and with a significantly higher salary than a student who follows a traditional academic pathway.“We’ve got students coming into college now sooner and with more credit. This Double Dawgs program allows them the opportunity to get a valuable second degree in the same amount of time that they would spend in a bachelor’s program, in most cases,” Coursey said. “Why not go ahead and pursue that master’s degree if you’re already ahead of the game when you enter college?”More than 100 Double Dawgs degree pathways have been approved by the university and are now available to UGA students at the university’s main campus in Athens, Georgia. In CAES, there are 17 Double Dawgs pathways available, and each of the college’s departments is represented by at least one pathway.Double Dawgs degree pathways offered on the UGA Athens campus include:A bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and a master’s degree in agribusinessA bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and a master’s degree in agricultural and applied economicsA bachelor’s degree in agribusiness and a master’s degree in environmental economicsA bachelor’s degree in agricultural and applied economics and a master’s degree in agribusinessA bachelor’s degree in agricultural and applied economics and a master’s degree in agricultural and applied economicsA bachelor’s degree in agricultural and applied economics and a master’s degree in environmental economicsA bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and a master’s degree in agricultural and environmental education (non-thesis)A bachelor’s degree in agriscience and environmental systems and a master’s degree in plant breeding, genetics and genomicsA bachelor’s degree in agriscience and environmental systems and a master’s degree in plant protection and pest managementA bachelor’s degree in avian biology and a master’s degree in poultry scienceA bachelor’s degree in biological science and a master’s degree in poultry scienceA bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and management and a master’s degree in agribusiness (non-thesis)A bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and management and a master’s degree in agricultural and applied economicsA bachelor’s degree in environmental economics and management and a master’s degree in environmental economicsA bachelor’s degree in horticulture and a master’s degree in horticultureA bachelor’s degree in entomology and a master’s degree in entomologyA bachelor’s degree in horticulture and a master’s degree in Plant Protection and Pest ManagementDouble Dawgs degree pathways offered on the UGA Tifton campus include:A bachelor’s degree in agriscience and environmental systems and a master’s degree in plant protection and pest managementA bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and a master’s degree in agricultural and environmental educationUGA-Tifton Admissions Counselor Katie Murray said that, in addition to the time and cost of a year of college, the Double Dawgs program offers students significant financial advantages upon graduation.“For example, a student graduating with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and a master’s degree in agricultural and environmental education who takes a job as an agricultural education teacher at a Georgia middle school or high school will have a starting salary that is approximately $8,000 higher than the student who takes the same job with only a bachelor’s degree,” Murray said. “This should only enhance the quantity and quality of the students who wish to attend UGA in Tifton.”Each Double Dawgs degree pathway has a pathway-specific advisor for students. The advisor explains the admission requirements and process to students and guides them through their undergraduate coursework.“They’re able to earn an additional degree, which is super beneficial as they enter the workforce in terms of starting salary and the type of jobs that they’re qualified for,” Coursey said.For more information about UGA’s Double Dawgs program, visit doubledawgs.uga.edu.
The outlook for the Asia-West Africa trade is improving, but there is much ground still to recover, shipping consultancy Drewry said.Container throughput during the third quarter of this year in the southbound Asia to West Africa trade grew at its fastest rate since the last period of 2014, rising by 7% year-on-year.This built on the 3% growth recorded in the second quarter, which marked the first upswing in over two years. The latest figures yielded a year-to-date growth rate of 3.2% with volumes landing just over 900,000 TEU after nine months.As this trade is highly exposed to the vagaries of the oil market, with the major oil exporting nations in West Africa being highly dependent on foreign exchange earnings to fund imports, the rise in container volumes seen in 2017, therefore, can be partly attributed to the rising oil market.Prompted by improving volumes and freight rates, operators in the Asia-West Africa trade introduced a large slug of additional capacity to the market from August, which led a drop of 25% in the value of spot market freight rates.Looking forward, this trade is set to see similar volumes in 2018 as well, with some modest growth potential.“While the demand outlook is improving there is little reason to expect any great surge in inbound volumes into West Africa next year. Having got greedy, carriers will be more wary of adding too much capacity to this trade in one hit in the future,” Drewry concluded.
Striker Demba Ba has vowed to fight for his Chelsea place, whether Wayne Rooney joins or not. “I will stay,” Ba said. “I think we need competition and we welcome the best players in this club. “More competition is going to make me better anyway. All players want to play, not only centre forwards. “We will all work in the same direction, for the club, to try and win the games.” Ba scored in the final match of the Asia tour, an 8-1 victory over the BNI Indonesia All-Stars in Jakarta. Competition for places will resume – without Rooney – next week when the squad reconvene at their Surrey training base ahead of four matches in the United States, beginning against Mourinho’s former club Inter Milan next Thursday. Torres and five other players involved in the Confederations Cup – Juan Mata, Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Oscar and John Obi Mikel – will join up with the squad after missing the three-match tour to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. Mourinho declared the tour of Asia a success after rapturous receptions in each location, including on the Blues’ first trip to Indonesia. The Portuguese suggested that 10 years ago, prior to Roman Abramovich’s revolution of Chelsea, the club’s reach would not have been so great. “It is fantastic for us to see how big this club is becoming,” Mourinho said. “Our winning history is recent. In this club we have had a fantastic evolution and our success has come recently in football terms.” Press Association Ba signed from Newcastle in January to support Fernando Torres, but with Romelu Lukaku back from his loan at West Brom and Chelsea’s pursuit of Manchester United striker Rooney ongoing, there has been speculation that his time at Stamford Bridge could soon end. Jose Mourinho has insisted none of his players will be sold, but Ba would fall down the pecking order if Chelsea can successfully recruit Rooney, for whom they had a bid turned down last week.
Wellington Police notes for Wednesday, January 22, 2014:â€¢11:46 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢3 p.m. Officers investigated stalking and criminal threat of a known suspect in the 1100 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.â€¢3:15 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of medication in the 1000 block N. Washington, Wellington.â€¢3:30 p.m. Officer investigated harassment by phone in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.â€¢6:20 p.m. Cindy L. Doerge, 54, Wellington was arrested on a Sumner County Warrant for theft.