Widespread Panic just announced that they will be joining forces with fellow jam cohorts Umphrey’s McGee on Friday, September 16th for what is sure to be a rocker of a show at Alpharetta, GA’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Umphrey’s will act as support for the gig, while Panic will headline and play two full sets of music.For What It’s Worth, Widespread Panic & Umphrey’s McGee Come Dressed To Kill In PittsburghThe two jam stalwarts are no strangers to each other, as they have teamed up in the past at 2013’s Family Circle Cup in Charleston, SC, as well as last summer at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY and at Pittsburgh, PA’s Stage AE, among others.Tickets to this show go on sale Friday, June 10th at 10am EST via Ticketmaster.Widespread Panic “Maggot Brain > Red Hot Mama” ft. Jake Cinninger, Joel Cummins, and Andy Farag from Umphrey’s Mcgee:
University of Georgia public service assistant Chuck Bargeron has been named to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) for the National Invasive Species Council (NISC). NISC is co-chaired by the secretaries of commerce, agriculture and the interior, and members are the secretaries and administrators of 13 federal departments and agencies that coordinate invasive species programs. ISAC is comprised of 30 members appointed for three-year terms. Members provide scientific and other input to the NISC regarding non-native plants and animals that annually cause $35 billion in economic and other hardship in the United States. NISC’s goal is to ensure that federal programs and activities to prevent and control invasive species are coordinated effectively and efficiently.“Chuck’s appointment to the ISAC reflects his expertise and impact of his national level work on invasive species issues through UGA’s Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health,” said David Moorhead, co-director of the center.Associate director of UGA invasive species centerBargeron is the associate director for the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health located in Tifton, Ga. The center is a collaboration between the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Its mission is to serve a leading role in development, consolidation and dissemination of information and programs focused on invasive species, forest health, natural resource and agricultural management.Bargeron develops web applications, smartphone apps, interactive CD-ROMs, databases and outreach publications for the center. His websites have received more than 1 billion hits, have been featured in Science Magazine and have received regional awards for content and design. Created the backbone for numerous websitesAt UGA he designed and developed the infrastructure behind Bugwood Images, which runs the following image-providing websites: ForestryImages.org, Invasive.org, IPMIMages.org, InsectImages.org and WeedImages.org. He has also developed and released 16 iPhone applications including IveGot1 and Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.Bargeron is the current president of the National Association of Exotic Pest Plant Councils and treasurer of the North American Invasive Species Network. In 2012, as part the Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, he received the U.S. Department of Interior’s Partners in Conservation Award. He was the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Advocate of the Year in 2008 and received the Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council Award in 2009. He has been an invited speaker at more than 80 regional and national conferences and co-authored more than 20 publications on invasive species issues.A native of Tifton, he earned an associate’s degree in computer science from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in computer science, both from Georgia Southern University. He has worked with UGA for 17 years. More information about the National Invasive Species Council is available at www.invasivespecies.gov. Learn more about the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at www.bugwood.org/.
Press Association “You ask if it took a while to get across to my players what I wanted to do and probably it did. And maybe my message did not go through to everybody. But now I find people who understand my message,” said Garde. “The way we played, the spirit we showed and the way we have come through a difficult period in the last two games has pleased me. They were not easy because w e were up against teams who were full of confidence, when we were not. “I’m very happy with the way we’ve played the last two games. It pleased me a lot because it means that the players I picked have a good attitude.” Garde is relatively new to management, having taken his only other job with French club Lyon in 2011, but the former Arsenal midfielder has shown the strength of mind to leave out established players at Villa Park. Striker Gabby Agbonlahor, the club’s longest-serving player, has made only one two-minute appearance since Garde took over at the beginning of November and those named only as substitutes against Leicester on Saturday included club captain Micah Richards and previous first-choice goalkeeper Brad Guzan. Garde could make some changes against Wycombe and recall some of those players. Garde says Jack Grealish (tonsillitis) and Carlos Sanchez (hamstring) are in contention to play in the third-round replay – and he will also check on the fitness of Agbonlahor, who has been struggling for a while with a back problem. “I will see with Gabby. I will see what I see In the training session,” said Garde. “Yes Carlos is a maybe – and Jack is back training. Now it’s about competition to be in the group.” Richards may also be recalled. Garde made the bold decision to leave his skipper out of the previous two teams, partly because of a foot injury, but also because the Frenchman favoured Joleon Lescott and Jores Okore at the heart of defence. However, Garde insists he still has faith in the big defender, saying: “In my position, managers have to make choices. This is the one I have made for the last two games. But this doesn’t mean I don’t rely on Micah.” Time will tell if Garde was the right man to be charged with taking over a team in Villa’s predicament, struggling at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League, but four points from the last two matches against Crystal Palace and Leicester have offered a modicum of encouragement in their battle for survival. Villa are nine points adrift of safety, compared to just four when Tim Sherwood departed as boss, but ahead of the FA Cup third-round replay against League Two promotion hopefuls Wycombe on Tuesday night, Garde believes his way of working is hitting home. Aston Villa manager Remi Garde believes his players are at last getting the message and beginning to understand what he is about.