Landscape Workshop.

first_imgEven people who don’t bid directly on jobs will find the program useful in estimating labor costs, time and task data and cost comparisons.The workshop is limited to the first 28 people who register. The $60 fee includes a copy of the $50 software, lunch the first day, refreshment breaks, handouts and instruction.The deadline to sign up is Friday, March 15. To learn more, call the UGA Extension Service horticulture office at (706) 542-2340. Bidding strategies.How to estimate both fixed and variable costs, including overhead and labor.How to structure bids in the form of a contract for presenting to clients.How computers make the bidding and estimating process more efficient and accurate.How to tailor “Hort Management” for their own business. For landscape managers, job bidding is tough. Bids have to be low enough to get jobs and high enough to turn a profit after covering costs. That makes cost estimating even more critical, especially for beginners who have no benchmark data to base their estimates on.A University of Georgia workshop in Athens March 21-22 will introduce managers to “Hort Management,” a computerized cost-estimating and job-bidding module the UGA faculty has developed.Participants don’t have to know anything about computers. With hands-on instruction, they will learn:last_img read more

T&T grab honours over Barbados; Guyana, Jamaica eye first innings

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC) – Reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago bundled out archrivals Barbados cheaply to take command of their fourth round match in the Regional Under-19 Championship here Sunday.Sent in at Molineaux on the opening day, T&T were dismissed in their first innings for 143 with Sachin Seecharan (53) and Navin Bidaisee (51) gathering half-centuries.Off-spinner Dante Niles was the best bowler with four for 27 while fast bowler Jarion Hoyte claimed three for 25..In reply, Barbados were sent tumbling for a paltry 77 to concede a first innings deficit of 66.They were undermined by off-spinner Avinash Mahabirsingh who snatched five for 28 while Leonardo Francis (2-4) and left-arm spinner Justyn Gangoo (2-31) supported with two wickets apiece.Not a single Barbados batsman managed to pass 20 with Marc Cyrus the top scorer with 14.Trinidad had earlier been struggling on 35 for four but were rescued by Seecharan and Bidaisee who put on a crucial 78 for the fifth wicket.At St Paul’s, Guyana were making a strong reply against Windward Islands, with Javid Karim closing in on a half-century.Sent in, the Windwards were bowled out for 154 with in-form opener Kimani Melius hammering a top score of 77 and fellow opener Wayne Edward getting 21.Melius struck six fours and two sixes off 160 balls as he posted 49 for the first wicket with Edward and 39 for the third wicket with captain Johnnel Eugene who made 18.They were 115 for three at one stage but declined badly to lose their last seven wickets for 39 runs.Left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd led the Guyana attack with five for 37.Opener Karim then hit a patient unbeaten 44 to lift Guyana to 90 for one at the close – just 64 runs behind with nine wickets intact.Karim put on 40 for the first wicket with Raymond Perez (19) and 50 in an unbroken stand with Kevelon Anderson who was unbeaten on 22.At Conaree, Jamaica were also closing in on first innings lead against Leeward Islands following a steady batting performance.In pursuit of 163, the Jamaicans were 114 for four, requiring a further 49 runs for first innings advantage.Andre McCarty struck 42 and added 54 for the second wicket with Carlos Brown who made 24. In-form Raewin Senior was unbeaten on 25.Sent in earlier, the Leewards were fired by opener Jamie Cornelius’s 40, Dimitri Adams’s 36 and Kadeem Henry’s 31.last_img read more

ESL One Birmingham breaks records with ticket sales

first_imgESL One Birmingham was only announced a handful of days ago and it’s already proving to be a popular event. The very first Dota 2 Major to be hosted in the UK, it’s been made clear that it’s going to be a big one – selling over 1,000 tickets in the first five minutes of them being made available.Specific numbers haven’t been released as of yet, but it’s evident that this particular Dota 2 event is out-performing any other hosted by ESL in the past. Ulrich Schulze, SVP of Product, ESL tweeted that “no Dota 2 event has ever sold tickets faster for us than [ESL One] Birmingham. Currently discussing an adjustment of the venue and stage layout to allow more seats since we are almost at capacity already.”[email protected] fans, you are amazing, you’ve made it a historic day.#ESLOne Birmingham is officially the fastest selling ESL Dota 2 Major, EVER!Thanks to everyone who has bought tickets so far! Have you got yours? ? ?— ESL UK (@ESLUK) March 15, 2018Dota 2 was the title that was played at ESL UK’s first ever tournament, so it’s crazy to see how well it’s set to perform six years later. ESL One Birmingham will take place on May 25-27th, with 12 teams from around the world facing off against each other for two very important prizes: the $1,000,000 (£716,260) prize pool and 1,500 qualifying points for The International 2018.It was said to have been quite the battle to secure Birmingham as the location for the next Dota 2 Major, with two other ESL territories vying for the tournament to take place there. Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city by population, but it’s always overshadowed by London when esports is concerned – ESL UK will be hoping to change this when May comes round.Esports Insider says: If the news of a Dota 2 Major being hosted in the UK wasn’t enough to get you excited, then we’re sure the record-breaking ticket sales for ESL One Birmingham will do the job. It’s building up quite the buzz, and we’re sure ESL UK will prove exactly why the city is the perfect host for such a big tournament.last_img read more