JACKSONVILLE, FL – OCTOBER 28: The Georgia Bulldogs mascot ‘Uga’ barks in the end zone during a game against the Florida Gators at Alltel Stadium on October 28, 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida defeated Georgia 21-14. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)Having lost several of their top skill players to the NFL this offseason, the Georgia Bulldogs need some of their younger talents to step up this year. In the early practice showings, head coach Kirby Smart has identified one player who has done just that.Speaking to the media on Tuesday, Smart revealed that junior wide receiver Demetris Robertson has “stepped up” for the Bulldogs recently. He complimented the former five-star wideout from Cal for his catching and speed, but did note that he can work on his physicality.From DawgNation:Kirby Smart said Tuesday what Georgia football fans have been waiting to hear for a long time: “I think D-Rob’s stepped up.”[…]“You know, D-Rob’s got to continue to play more physical, but he’s made some catches,” Smart said. “He’s made some vertical threats.”Robertson was a five-star recruit coming out of high school in 2016. Per 247Sports, he was the No. 13 overall prospect in the country, the No. 1 wide receiver, and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Georgia.He ultimately enrolled at Cal, recording 50 receptions for 767 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman. But after an injury-shortened sophomore campaign, he transferred to Georgia in 2018.Last year Robertson appeared in only four games, rushing four times for 109 yards and a touchdown.The Georgia Bulldogs are returning only one of their top five receiving threats from last season, so someone is going to have to pick up the slack.If he’s making this much of an impression, the Bulldogs could have a serious weapon on their hands.[DawgNation]
The Nova Scotia Securities Commission, with other members of the Canadian Securities Administrators, is seeking feedback on proposed exemptions for crowdfunding and start-ups. The Integrated Crowdfunding Prospectus Exemption and the Start-Up Crowdfunding Prospectus Exemption would allow both reporting and non-reporting issuers to raise capital through Internet portals. “Nova Scotia companies are continuously finding innovative ways to use crowdfunding to raise money for specific projects, but it has never involved issuing securities,” said Sarah Bradley, chair and CEO of the Nova Scotia Securities Commission. “The proposed crowdfunding exemptions are intended to cut through red tape to give Nova Scotia companies a new cost-effective way to raise capital, and give local investors more opportunities to invest in small and start-up businesses.” The crowdfunding and start-up exemptions are designed to meet the needs of start-ups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) at different stages. The proposed exemptions also include investor protections. The main differences between the proposed exemptions are that the start-up exemption is available to non-reporting issuers only, does not need the online portal to be registered and portal and allows lower capital raising and investment limits. All participating Canadian Securities Administrators jurisdictions are inviting comments on the proposed exemptions until June The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities in the province. To view the notice, visit http://nssc.gov.ns.ca .