Twenty-five agricultural and forestry industry leaders from across Georgia graduated March 2 in the third class of the Advancing Georgia’s Leaders in Agriculture and Forestry (AGL) program.Launched in 2012 by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, the program educates and empowers Georgia’s agricultural and natural-resource industry leaders to become effective advocates for the largest economic drivers in Georgia — the state’s agricultural and forestry industries.The group spent the last two years touring farms and processing plants, and throughout the state and internationally in Costa Rica, learning about Georgia’s largest industries, and developing leadership skills along the way.“This class represented a diverse cross section of Georgia’s agriculture and forestry industries. Each participant completed six in-state institutes, a federal policy institute in Washington, D.C., as well as an individual leadership project required for graduation,” said Lauren Griffeth, leadership specialist for UGA Cooperative Extension.Projects ranged from creating the Georgia Antique Agriculture Show to starting an immersive learning program that equips veterans with training in sustainable agriculture to increase their opportunities to pursue careers in food and agriculture. Participant Cindy Haygood, district conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, earned the Outstanding Project Award for organizing a summit with American Land Trust on preserving farmland for future generations.Jeff Paul, membership coordinator for Walton EMC, received the Compelling Leader Award, and Georgia House Representative Terry England was honored with the first Outstanding GALF/AGL Alumni Achievement in Agriculture and Forestry Award.“Having an alumni group that stays connected to AGL is a vital piece of what makes our program successful. These individuals will certainly continue to positively impact their organizations, communities and industries through their influential leadership,” Griffeth said.During the AGL program, participants engaged in more than 148 interactive sessions, completed five behavioral assessments, and helped each other understand and analyze issues facing their industries, including challenges that may emerge in the future.The AGL program is coordinated by faculty in the UGA CAES Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication and the Office of Learning and Organizational Development.Graduates of the 2017-2019 AGL class include:Jessie Bland, Georgia Peanut Commission and Southeastern Peanut Farmer magazine, Gillsville, GeorgiaJarod Creasy, 920 Cattle & Company, Statesboro, GeorgiaKirk Dawkins, Pilgrim’s Pride, Lavonia, GeorgiaLauren Dees, Generation Farms, Vidalia, GeorgiaKatie Duvall, Georgia Farm Bureau Federation, Macon, GeorgiaPhilip Gentry, Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter, Perry, GeorgiaGrant Harvey, The Langdale Company, Valdosta, GeorgiaCindy Haygood, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Science, Cedartown, GeorgiaJon Jackson, STAG Vets Inc., Milledgeville, GeorgiaTamara Jones, Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network, Decatur, GeorgiaTim Lowrimore, Interfor, Macon, GeorgiaGarrett Mack, Forest Investment Associates, Reidsville, GeorgiaEliza McCall, Second Harvest of South Georgia, Valdosta, GeorgiaDewey Newton, AgSouth Farm Credit, Statesboro, GeorgiaJeremy Oxford, Hills and Dale Estate, LaGrange, GeorgiaJeff Paul, Walton EMC, Lexington, GeorgiaRoss Pritchett, Timberland Investment Resources, Roswell, GeorgiaAdam Pugh, The Rock Ranch, The Rock, GeorgiaZack Purvis, AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Perry, GeorgiaMelissa Riley, Georgia FFA, Reynolds, GeorgiaBen Salter, Lewis Taylor Farms, Tifton, GeorgiaLindy Savelle, Georgia Grown Citrus, Ochlocknee, GeorgiaBrittany Saylor, SePRO, Tifton, GeorgiaCarlton Self, John Deere, Brookhaven, GeorgiaMichael Westbrook, Westervelt, Tuscaloosa, AlabamaFor more information about the participants and their individual service projects, visit alec.caes.uga.edu/extension/advancing-georgia-leaders.htmlParticipants in the next class of AGL will be announced in May. Those seeking more information about the AGL program can visit agl.caes.uga.edu.
Three guys walk into Boone High School in North Carolina’s High Country to watch “Into the Mind,” a new breed of ski film that follows a skier’s quest to ski mountains in the Himalayas, Bolivia, and Alaska. Forget ski porn. This is ski art. Picture these three dudes, all skiers themselves, coming out of the movie psyched to make some turns. Picture them practically rabid for the powder stashes and tree lines that surround the small college town of Boone, N.C. The only problem? It’s early December, 50 degrees, and not a snowflake in sight. So picture the three dudes going to the local brewery to talk about skiing the powder stashes and tree lines that surround the small college town of Boone, N.C.So goes the life and times of the High Country Nordic Association (HCNA), an unofficial, completely grassroots, barely organized group of free heel skiers who are somehow managing to expand backcountry ski access, legitimize Southern resort tree skiing, and proselytize the joy of ski touring to anyone who will listen. Covering a relatively snowy belt of the North Carolina mountains surrounding Boone, the HCNA is the southernmost Nordic association in the U.S. The terrain in the group’s backyard is incredible—5,000 foot peaks with forgotten fire roads, mile-high balds, and hill-side pastures, along with the occasional backcountry Appalachian Trail hut. But the snow is…fickle, at best.“The snow is hit or miss for sure,” says Lynn Willis, a long-time telemark skier and one of the founding fathers of the HCNA. “It’s challenging being a skier in the South. The reality is, you spend a lot of time skiing at night getting blasted by snow guns.”That’s not to say there isn’t any natural powder to be had. The mile-high mountains that line the North Carolina/Tennessee border outside of Boone get an average of 100 inches of snow a year, and most of it is packed into a couple of solid months between January and March.“In 2010, it snowed almost daily for three months straight,” says Kristian Jackson, a professor of recreation management at Appalachian State, and founding member of HCNA. “I got 50 backcountry ski days in that winter. Most years we’ll see about 30 days with probably 10 good-to-great days. Even during warm winters, you can count on a handful of great days.”Nordic Nirvana from Kristian Jackson on Vimeo.It was enough snow to support a backcountry guide service during the ‘80s, and four years ago, it was enough snow to prompt Jackson, Willis, and Russ Hiatt to fill the hole left in the community after that guide service went under. The HCNA started as a message board to share snow reports, then quickly turned into an online hub for cross country and telemark skiers to plan off-piste ski trips. After the banner snow year of 2010, the group organized further, sponsoring backcountry ski films and spearheading an annual telemark festival at Beech Mountain. There are no membership dues, no official board, no non-profit status—just a group of skiers stoked on free heeling powder. From the beginning, the underlying purpose of the HCNA has been to grow that stoke in the High Country.Russ Hiatt is a patrolman at Appalachian Ski Mountain and de-facto president of the HCNA. A teacher by profession, Hiatt’s singular purpose seems to be to get more people on telemark gear. “I love how contagious skiing is,” Hiatt says. “That contagion is the kernel of our group. We exist to get people excited about skiing.”Every day, while patrolling Appalachian, Hiatt gets asked about his weird free heel skis and often prompts those curious folks to take a run on his own boots and skis. In Hiatt’s garage, there’s an arsenal of ski equipment that the HCNA has worked hard to collect. Only one shop in the entire state of North Carolina rents cross country gear, and nobody rents telemark gear. Hiatt’s garage fills that void. It’s like a lending library of boots, skis, and poles that anyone in the community is welcome to borrow.“The biggest hindrance to people getting into Nordic skiing around here isn’t a lack of snow,” says Hiatt. “It’s the lack of gear.”Jackson and the HCNA are also negotiating for more Nordic ski terrain at Beech Mountain, the highest ski resort in the East, and at Elk Knob State Park, one of North Carolina’s newest state parks, just north of Boone. Elk’s elevation (5,500 feet) and position on the western slope put it directly in a snow zone. A mountain directly west of Elk acts like a giant snow fence, depositing massive drifts onto Elk, which has a northern aspect with an open hardwood forest. You can ski the park now on a network of roadbeds, but Jackson has started discussions with the rangers about developing a legit cross country trail system throughout the park.Slacker Country from Kristian Jackson on Vimeo.An expanded trail system at Elk and more tree skiing at Beech will be more feathers in the cap of the High Country’s impressive Nordic ski portfolio. The bald peaks, trails and roads surrounding Roan Mountain are already legendary, and locals in the know have access to privately owned snowy mountains close to town. Now, the free heelers are just waiting for the snow.The fickle nature of Southern snow only makes the skiing more compelling, says Jackson. “The unpredictability of the snow turns ski touring here into a gift, because you know it won’t last. If you hit Yellow Mountain or Roan during one of those wild, snowy moments, it’s not like being in the South. You’re transported somewhere else.”
From pinching the perps to defending the detained From pinching the perps to defending the detained New York City cops become Ninth Circuit PDs A trio of former New York City cops went from making arrests in the Big Apple to defending the arrested in Orange and Osceola counties.Reasons for their dramatic career changes include realizing through personal experience that not everyone arrested is guilty, to wanting a complete criminal law experience, to being seriously wounded during a robbery, to falling in love with Orlando during a trip to Disney World.And Ninth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Bob Wesley welcomed their rare law enforcement experience to his team with open arms.“The former officers understand both sides of the system, which is an added value for our team,” Wesley said.There are more than 39,000 police officers employed in New York. What made these three former cops go from making arrests to defending the arrested? They have unique stories.Gerod Hooper is a native of New York City and comes from a family of cops. He worked for NYPD from 1968 to 1988 with experience in many departments, including organized crime. He rose to lieutenant then became a prosecutor in 1981 after graduating from St. John’s University College of Law.He became interested in law after his brother and partner were charged with assault and battery stemming from a drug raid that went bad in the ’70s. Hooper’s brother was tried and found not guilty. His brother’s partner was convicted, losing his police benefits and going to prison. Hooper felt the difference was the quality of representation his brother had.“This experience taught me that not everyone is guilty of what they’re charged with and that it’s important to have competent lawyers,” Hooper said. “My police background provides me with special insight on the arrest and charging procedures. Whether those procedures are followed correctly can make a big difference in a case.”He moved to Florida in 1990, first working for the public defender in Monroe County, then moved to Ft. Lauderdale as a personal injury attorney. Hooper has been with the Ninth Circuit Public Defender’s Office since 2003. Hooper says he sometimes misses police work, but says it’s for younger people.“I ran a marathon three years ago, but I don’t think I can jump over fences chasing down bad guys anymore,” Hooper said.In her eight years with the NYPD, Tina Smith was a patrol officer and detective in the Organized Crime Control Bureau. Her reason for going into police work?“I wanted to see a change in my community and I wanted to see others of my race represented on the police force,” said the Jamaican-American, who spent a number of her formative years growing up in the South Bronx.She also now has fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a lawyer and says she gets a complete picture of the law with her police background and her experience as a criminal defense attorney.Smith has been in professions that serve as perennial fodder for prime-time television. However, she doesn’t spend much time in front of the tube.“I don’t watch cop shows or shows about lawyers,” Smith said. “I always see mistakes in these programs, such as an officer not wearing a vest or some foolhardy thing that wouldn’t happen in real life. Actually, it ends up that I watch whatever my son wants to watch.”Adam Alvarez is a native New Yorker who went into law enforcement because he wanted to work in public service. An 18-year veteran on the force, the NYPD sergeant went to New York University’s School of Law while working full time. The summa cum laude knew he wanted to continue his public service and, like Hooper, worked as a prosecutor for a time.A year ago Alvarez fell in love with Central Florida while vacationing at Disney World. With the move to Orlando, he switched to criminal defense.“Not everyone is guilty,” said the one-time officer. “My police work helps me determine if there was actually probable cause for the arrest of my clients. And while there have been instances of lawyers being attacked by their clients, I doubt I’ll get shot like I did while I was a police officer.”In 1996, two days before his 33rd birthday, Alvarez was seriously wounded while responding to a robbery. His recovery took a year.While Alvarez loves his new life in Central Florida, he still considers himself a displaced New Yorker.“That’s okay, though, because it’s like old-home week when I go into our courthouse here,” he said. “I’ve run into at least three other former NYPD cops working in the courtrooms.”“Everyone needs balance in their lives, as shown by the current career choices of these assistant public defenders. Their previous law enforcement experience is a benefit to our clients,” Wesley said. “We’re happy to have these folks on our force now.” August 15, 2005 Regular News
22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details In theory, we all love taking vacation. Did you know that a lot of people never use their vacation days? According to Glassdoor, U.S. employees that receive paid vacation only take about 54% of their vacation time. That’s a lot of wasted free time. Here are four reasons you should be encouraging your employees to take time off.They’ll be less stressed: If you want your employees to be satisfied and stress-free, encourage them to get away. If they are feeling burned out and anxious, there’s no better cure than getting out of the environment that’s causing it for a few days. There really isn’t a good reason to waste paid vacation time.They’ll be more focused: When you’re burned out and haven’t had a chance to get away, your focus is one of the first things to go. Studies have shown that stress can affect the part of your brain that causes problems with memory. To keep your workforce in top-notch shape, you need to make sure that they’re powering-down their brains more often than just a couple of days every weekend.They’ll be more productive: If your team as a whole is starting to experience burn-out, it can’t be good for office productivity. By making sure vacation days are being used, you’re increasing work quality and job satisfaction.They’ll be more innovative: When you get the chance to get away from work, your brain gets the opportunity to recharge and refresh. Getting out of the office for a few days might be just what your employees need to step up their game and discover new and exciting ways to do their job.
“CNTB figures say that in the first six months, Croatia recorded 6,8 million arrivals (+6 percent) and 26,2 million overnight stays (+3 percent). This is an excellent result given the challenging tourist year and the recovery of our competitive markets and points to the strengthening of the tourist offer in the pre-season periods, ” pointed out the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Agriculture and Tourism Dragan Kovačević. Igor Borojević, Head of the CNTB Market Strategy Department / Photo: HGK “The number of beds has increased by 4 percent, primarily in private accommodation, and occupancy rates are relatively low. In the last three years, we have received 165.000 new beds, of which 154.000 are private, while we have grown very modestly in hotel accommodation. Despite that, hotels were the carriers of tourist traffic in the first half of the year with 50 percent of arrivals and 39 percent of overnight stays. “, said Borojevic, noting that 2/3 of our main emitting markets have grown. High growth rates have been achieved with some as well long haul markets such as the US (13,7 percent), China (41 percent) and Taiwan (53 percent). Distant markets collectively in the first half of the year have a share of 20 percent in total arrivals and 10 percent in overnight stays, and over 80 new airlines have contributed to this. Istria, Kvarner and Split-Dalmatia County are the leading destinations, while Dubrovnik, Rovinj and Zagreb are the most visited cities. “After several years of growth at unrealistically high rates caused by external factors, there is a slight stagnation, and probably a decline that will be most felt in private accommodation, although the CNTB data for the first six months show the opposite. We have to prepare well for new circumstances and be ready to fight for every guest “, pointed out the president of TPV HGK Franco Palma. Barbara Mesić, Chief Advisor to the Minister of Tourism, presented the project of special benefits “A week worth vacation” of the Ministry of Tourism and CNTB, which is intended for domestic tourists. As part of the project, all visitors and tourists would be offered the best prices on all tourist offers in the period from 18 to 27 October 2019, and all tourist entities can join the action. “Our goal is to create a Croatian ferragosto”, Said Mesic. Barbara Mesić, Chief Advisor to the Minister of Tourism: Our goal is to create a Croatian ferragosto Caterers have a drop in guests and traffic, so again they are crying out for a reduction in VAT, and the least oscillations should have camps where the return of Turkey and Greece is not a direct competition. According to the experience of the profession from the field, in addition to private accommodation, the decline is most felt in the charter, which in the last three months offers big discounts to sell off boats. Hotels, especially those of a higher category, should continue to grow slightly, although our prices are 10 to 30 percent higher than in Spain or Greece, which could hit us in the future. Igor Borojević, Head of the CNTB Market Strategy Service, emphasized that these figures represent only a third of arrivals, ie a quarter of overnight stays, and July and August, in which we achieve half of the annual indicators, will be crucial for assessing the entire season. A session of the Tourist Business Council (TPV) of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce was held at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, at which the current course of the tourist season and expectations until the end of 2019 were discussed, and the Worthy Holiday Week project was presented. Find out more about the “Vacation Week Worthy” project in the attachment.
LifestyleRelationships Don’t Miss These 5 Dating Red Flags!. by: – July 19, 2011 Share Share Share When you go on a first date, you couldn’t be more enthusiastic about having a new prospect for a relationship, and maybe even love. It is a complicated dance we all perform on our first outing together in an effort to impress the opposite sex. While your date may talk too much or bring up their ex impulsively, you will most likely overlook these common missteps often associated with nerves – since a sign of nerves can be so cute and show you that the person really cares.However, there exists a remarkable difference between the first date jitters and the actions/behaviors of someone waving a giant red flag in front of them which reads “ I’m UNAVAILABLE,” at the very least and “ I will take advantage of YOU” at the very worst. The following are 5 common dating red flags that men and women proudly display when they are probably not the one you’re looking for. Take heed:1. Your date has barely cracked a smile all evening. Our thoughts and feelings will consistently reveal themselves to others. When human beings are in the company of someone they are attracted to and especially if it’s the first date, we can’t fight back a giant smile. Even if your date is engaged in a deep and meaningful conversation with you, if they are not showing the pearly whites, they might as well be wearing a giant red flag!2. There has been no physical contact AT ALL. Plain and simple – when we see something we like, we want to make contact with it physically. Touch is the one of the primary indicators that your date is attracted to you. While physical attraction may not always lead to a serious relationship, it is one of the first and most common mannerisms expressed when we are instantly interested in another person. If they’re not touching you, they’re probably not interested, so take note and don’t waste any more time than you need to.3. Your date is acting like a soldier on shore leave. Being too touchy on the first date is also a red flag. It is important to gauge what is appropriate and what says “I just want to get busy” which can prove to be difficult when you are consumed by the novelty of a new relationship. However, if your date has their hands all over you and you’ve barely said “check, please,” it is likely that they are looking for a strictly physical encounter with you. Your date may not realize his/her behavior is aggressive, but it’s important to remember that when they’re interested in someone as a potential long-term partner, they’ll practice restraint, regardless of intentions or desires.4. You do all the talking. Because we’re so nervous in early stages of dating, we will sometimes completely overlook the fact that our date hasn’t asked us a thing. Often, women may excuse this behavior in men and explain that they are “just shy.” If someone is interested in you, they are going to be curious about you and they will ask you questions. There should be a give and take in the conversation, and if there isn’t, you should move on to find someone who can give you that balance.5. You hear, “I’ll see you soon.” One of the most common red flags is camouflaged by a seemingly well-intentioned remark. Your date may believe that they want to pursue something more with you; however, their actions will say otherwise. When someone fails to follow through, i.e., make a date for next week, tell you when they’re going to call, or at the very least say that they want to see you again, they are likely not your future spouse. While women are usually more expressive, men who are interested in seeing a woman again will tell her so, regardless of how well they know each other. “I’ll see you soon” may sound like validation, but it is actually a giant red flag reading: “I might call you but I’ll never be in love with you.” In response to “see you soon” it’s probably in your best interest to respond with “see ya later!” and start moving on to someone with more potential.While there are many more obvious (and more subtle) dating red flags in addition to the ones outlined here, abiding by these guidelines may help you steer clear of pending heartbreak from an unfulfilling relationship. If you are new to dating again, don’t panic: although red flags are highly prevalent, the only way to find your future partner is to sift through a few of them. Perhaps you’ve witnessed some red flags yourself. If so, go forth and share them with your fellow daters and wave YOUR flag of awareness!By Megan SullivanYahoo Shine Tweet Sharing is caring! 41 Views no discussions
Sharing is caring! 28 Views no discussions Tweet Corn and Basil Tart.Fresh corn kernels and flavorful basil are the stars of this summer tart recipe that can be served as either a snack or a side dish.Made with cornmeal, corn, cream, and seasoning, it is a filling tart that is great to make when you have fresh corn on the cob available.This would be a perfect recipe to use on a night when you are grilling with friends.Ingredients:1/3 cup butter, softened2 Tbsp. sugar1/2 tsp. salt3 eggs2/3 cup yellow cornmeal2/3 cup all-purpose flour1 cup half-and-half or light cream1-1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears)1/2 cup coarsely snipped fresh basil1/2 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. ground black pepperChopped tomato and basil (optional) Directions:For cornmeal crust, in medium bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Beat until combined. Beat in 1 egg until combined. Add in cornmeal and as much of the flour as you can with the mixer; stir in any remaining flour. Form dough into a disc and wrap in plastic. Chill 30 to 60 minutes or until easy to handle.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pat dough onto bottom and sides of 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press evenly onto bottom and sides with a small glass (see note). Line pastry with double thickness of foil and bake 10 minutes; remove foil. Bake 4 to 6 minutes more.Meanwhile, in medium bowl whisk together 2 eggs and half-and-half. Stir in corn, basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Pour into pastry shell. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove sides of pan to serve. Sprinkle with tomato and additional basil. Makes 8 servings.Note: Note: To assure even baking, lightly press dough on bottom and up sides of the tart pan. Using the side of a small glass, roll the crust smooth on the bottom. Holding the glass upright gently press dough to the sides of the pan for a uniform edge.Recipe source: Better Homes and Gardens Food & DiningLifestyle Corn and Basil Tart. by: – July 22, 2011 Share Share Share
I would not want to be Bryan Price this spring in trying to get the Reds opening day lineup down to the legal number. After all, he has 35 pitchers alone in camp. Only a couple of these are scheduled to start since Homer Bailey is again on the DL.At second base, the Reds finally parted ways with Brandon Phillips so they could move Jose Peraza into the starting lineup. I understand that the Reds would also like to replace Cozart at short stop, but that that not happened at the time I wrote this article.Everyone hopes the Reds will be competitive with their players, but you have to remember they are in the division Cubs. Good Luck Reds fans!
Lionel Messi has reportedly taken steps to protect his wife and children from coronavirus with his latest purchase. The Barcelona star is said to be among the footballers who have acquired a mattress that claims to remove all traces of Covid-19 in just four hours. Multiple Spanish reports claim the 33-year-old now rests his head on Tec Moon’s latest anti-coronavirus mattress. The company, which boasts Atletico Madrid star Saul Niguez as an ambassador, also allegedly services Messi’s Argentine team-mate Sergio Aguero’s nighttime needs. Supposedly, the £900 mattress’ appeal is that that if an infected person sleeps on it, all traces of coronavirus are removed from the bed. The system, called “Viruclean”, apparently uses nanoparticles embedded in the tissues to wipe away over 99 percent of viruses and bacteria.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiTop 9 Rarest And Most Valuable Items In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThese Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap OperasBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Depending on the model, these mattresses also have other functions such as foot massage which would help protect Messi’s nifty feet. read also:How Messi’s halftime pep talk inspired Barcelona players against Napoli The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has been very proactive in his efforts to help combat coronavirus in recent months. Back in May, Messi donated £440,000 to help the battle against the deadly bug in Argentina. The Barcelona skipper also agreed a pay cut on his wage alongside his team-mates at the Nou Camp. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…
Press Association The defeat to Swansea ended Tim Sherwood’s eight-month reign at Villa Park and the club appointed former Lyon boss Remi Garde as his successor on Monday. Richards will be available again for the visit of his former club Manchester City on Sunday where Garde will take charge of the team for the first time. The defender – who has also been fined £10,000 – will miss Monday’s Barclays Premier League match at Tottenham after admitting a misconduct charge following Villa’s 2-1 defeat to Swansea last month. The charge related to an incident in the tunnel after the final whistle with Richards still angry following a clash with the Swans’ Federico Fernandez which happened during the game. Aston Villa skipper Micah Richards has been banned for one match with immediate effect by the Football Association.