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“We have a specific problem we can only study here” (cylindrocladium black rot), said UGA researcher Bob Kemerait. “We are working on a new management strategy for Georgia. There is no other place this could take place.” Kermerait is part of a team studying the effectiveness of spraying peanut fungicides at night. “We are trying to help find answers to the problems you are having,” said team member John Beasley, a UGA Extension peanut agronomist. “The environmental part of a problem is so hard to control. We can have trials at other places, but we see differences at this location.”The field day provided UGA scientists an outlet to share research-based information with members of the agriculture industry. Hubert Flonnory, a veteran farmer from Jefferson County, said he’s been coming to the field days at Midville for over 30 years. “You get a lot of valuable information,” he said. “The updates are very important, looking at the new varieties, the seed rating – it was a very educational program.” Floonory is a dryland soybean, corn and peanut farmer. “I’m glad they didn’t close this station,” he said. “The climate and soil is different from the stations at Tifton and Plains. This station is right in the heart of the Southeast.” (April Sorrow is a news editor for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Scientists.) MIDVILLE — A grand re-opening ceremony complete with a field day was held Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Southeast Research and Education Center in Midville, Ga.Due to a difficult budget period several years ago, operations were suspended at the Burke County center, said J. Scott Angle, dean and director of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Over a year ago we thought about closing this facility. I wanted facilities opened and serving the public or closed completely and sold,” Angle said. “We are reopening this facility and we are moving forward.”A long list of city, county and state government officials attended the event. They stood next to a host of county agents, university faculty and facility staff. The group of more than 150 included farmers, industry representatives and others vested in the Midville center. “This station was a way of life for us,” he said. “We can’t afford to try a lot of things with seeds and chemicals. We would come here and check on the experiments and learn what to use on our farms.” “I want this to get back to a way of life for us,” he said, “back to depending on this station like I know we can.” The facility currently has 13 scientists with 220-acres devoted to 31 different projects. Peanuts, soybeans, alfalfa, corn, cotton and biofuel crops are studied. Variety testing, pest management strategies, fertilizer application rates, seeding rates and disease management research programs are in place. Some of the tests could only be done in Midville. By April SorrowUniversity of Georgia “If you had not stepped up as a community for this facility a year ago, we would not be open today,” Angle told the crowd. “You said you needed this facility and we are here to help you be successful. We work for you. We are your public servants.”Local peanut and cotton farmer Ralph Sandeford told the crowd, growing up he would visit the center to learn about new crop varieties and pesticide management practices.
Before voting in Schenectady’s school board election, consider the district’s school quality, reading and math scores, and graduation rates since 2013 when candidates Lewis, Reilly, and Chestnut were elected to the board and a new superintendent was hired. In 2019, the state Education Department identified six Schenectady elementary schools (Keane, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lincoln, Paige, Pleasant Valley and Yates) that are among the lowest 5 percent of schools in the state. Only four district schools were not cited for academic deficiencies. Last year’s on-time graduation rate of 58 percent was no better than in 2013. Additionally, fewer than 50 percent of SCSD’s African-American and Latino students graduated on time in 2018.Last year, English-Language Arts (ELA) proficiency rates for the district’s African-American students was 15 percent and 17 percent for Latino students. Overall, 22 percent of Schenectady students were ELA proficient. The changes from 2013’s ELA proficiency rate is due to changes in state testing. Schenectady schools lagged behind statewide ELA proficiency increases.In 2018, only 13 percent of all Schenectady third- through eighth-graders were math proficient. Math proficiency for African-American and Latino students was less than 10 percent. For details, see www.facebook.com/SDFelderman/Whoever is elected to the board will need to press hard on academic improvements and hold the administration accountable.Scot FeldermanSchenectady Nisky board member had info on issues Reach compromise on the environment Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionSpa should adopt inclusionary zoningSustainable Saratoga applauds our city government for supporting new workforce rental housing developments in Saratoga Springs.However, we encourage the City Council to go farther to foster a more economically resilient, stable, and Sustainable Saratoga by working to create a more diverse portfolio of housing opportunities.The new generation of Saratoga residents can’t afford to live in the city where they were born.Saratoga Springs needs a comprehensive strategy to provide housing across a range of income categories, without depending on government funding.Most of the new affordable housing units target low-income households. Kudos to The Daily Gazette for their April 28 editorial “Time to get busy on environment,” advocating action on climate change by the New York State Legislature before their summer recess.As noted by The Gazette, the Climate and Community Protection Act (“CCPA”, Senate bill S2992, Assembly bill A3876) is an ambitious piece of legislation that requires the Legislature’s full attention.However, Gov. Andrew Cuomo included equally ambitious legislation in his Executive Budget proposal that had very similar goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and for addressing environmental justice concerns.Unfortunately, negotiations over the details of a compromise bill seem to have stalled, threatening what should be a slam-dunk piece of legislation for the environment and the Democratic majority.I urge everyone with a stake in these negotiations to remain flexible and accept whatever changes are necessary to ensure passage this session of some of the strongest climate change legislation in the nation.Otherwise, another year will pass before New York State is truly committed to a carbon-neutral economy and a just transition away from fossil fuels.Bryan SwiftAltamont Middle-income households also need housing opportunities.Diversity of household incomes within individual housing development projects would make them more inclusive, avoiding the problem of segregating housing by income.Current projects are all rental units. Saratoga needs more home ownership opportunities, so that low- and middle-income households can build equity.Almost all current workforce-housing projects depend on state and federal low-income tax credits. We caution the city against relying solely on unpredictable tax credits for its affordable-housing strategy.We urge the City Council to formally adopt inclusionary zoning to address the inadequacies mentioned above. Inclusionary zoning, with creative local public-private financing efforts, would guarantee the development of new mixed-income rental and owner-occupied housing units.The council has been studying the proposed Spa Housing Ordinance for several years. It’s time to stand up for the community and make a long-term commitment to sustainable affordable housing.Art HolmbergSaratoga SpringsThe writer is chair of Sustainable Saratoga. This is in response to Edward A. Carangelo’s May 16 letter (“Backus will meet the challenges in Nisky”), and comments made by Board of Education member Brian Backus at the Meet the Candidates forum. In Mr. Carangelo’s letter, he claims that Brian Backus stated “no member of the represented groups had chosen to speak to him before the meeting about the issues brought up to the board.” Sadly, this statement is simply not true.I serve as secretary for the Niskayuna School District Employees Association (NSDEA), which includes kitchen staff, custodial and cleaning staff, security, print shop, and IT personnel, bus drivers, and grounds and maintenance staff. As secretary, I drafted a list of urgent safety issues that was hand-delivered by our union president to each board member, including Mr. Backus, on March 12. We did not receive a reply, let alone an acknowledgment, from Mr. Backus or any other board member.Mr. Backus made comments at the forum that our presence at a recent Board of Education meeting was disruptive because it overlapped on an evening honoring several of our students. I disagree. I’m glad that over 80 employees could attend and cheer our students on at a meeting that normally would have had a handful of attendees. Faculty and staff are the ones in Niskayuna who work directly with the students and provide all the educational, health, athletic, transportation and other services available at this great district. We are proud of their accomplishments, and our students always know they have our full support.Richard StigbergNiskayuna More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. 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Rita A. Goldsmith, age 87 of Batesville, died Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the Waters of Batesville. Born January 22, 1930 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Marie (Nee: Ollier) and Clarence Kerker Sr. She married Arthur Goldsmith June 9, 1951 at St. Louis Church. A homemaker, she was also an Immaculate Conception Alumnus.Rita is known throughout the country as the “Duck Lady.” In her front yard, she would dress her decorative “ducks” (they were actually geese) each day with a theme. It could be the announcement of a birth in the family or someone’s birthday, it could be a holiday theme, or it could be somebody famous such as boxing promoter Don King. Her ideas and energy were endless. She was featured twice in the Cincinnati Enquirer and received letters and notes from people all over the country that had been through town and marveled at her handy work. If the duck’s theme didn’t change for a couple of days, people were checking with the family to make sure Rita wasn’t sick.Other interests included collecting ash trays, Native Indian artifacts, watching professional wrestling, feeding her birds, enjoying her fish aquarium, attending her grandkid’s ballgames and according to the family, she was a huge Elvis fan. Her family noted with pride that Rita became the care giver for her parents and her in-laws as they aged. They also discussed that everything that made her happy was right at home. She loved flowers and flower gardening around the yard and teased she could get flowers to grow in the cement. Her children will miss Friday nights when everyone gathered at the house, although any given day saw several of the kids stop by. They will also miss chili Saturdays. Every Saturday, Rita would put on a big pot of Chili that was shared with all family and friends who stopped by. Oddly enough, while her sons would bring home frogs, snakes or whatever when they were little, she was okay with that. But, to their amusement, she had a real phobia of cats.Rita is survived by her husband Artie; daughters Cathy (Paul) Laugle of New Point, Connie Goldsmith, Carin (Toby) Walsman, both of Batesville, Carla (Matt) Oesterling of Oldenburg; sons Jim (Betty) Goldsmith, John (Darlene) Goldsmith, both of Batesville, Joe (Janeen) Goldsmith of Oldenburg; sisters Rosemary Holtel and Barbara Heidlage, both of Batesville, Betty Waters of Cheviot, Ohio; 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. In addition the her parents, she is also preceded in death by brothers Clarence “Cork” Jr., Robert “Bud” and Jerome “Jake” Kerker.Visitation is Monday, June 5th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 6th at St. Louis Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Fulham are preparing for a vital game at Craven Cottage, where a victory against Danish side Odense this evening would take them into the knockout stage of the Europa League.The Whites’ recent defeat against group winners FC Twente means they will go out of the tournament if Wisla Krakow pull off an upset against the Dutch club and Fulham fail to win their game.Bobby Zamora, a notable absentee against Swansea on Saturday, is expected to feature despite persistent reports of a bust-up between the striker and manager Martin Jol.O’Meara aims to take another step towards a major title.Fulham, Europa League finalists in 2010, also have Damien Duff back but will be without suspended forward Andrew Johnson and injured midfielders Danny Murphy and Steve Sidwell.It is an important night too for boxer Steve O’Meara, who takes on Nathan Weise at Bethnal Green’s York Hall.It will be O’Meara’s first defence of the southern area light-middleweight belt he won with a stunning first-round knockout of fellow West Londoner Ryan Toms at the same venue in September.O’Meara, 27, hopes to challenge for the British or Commonwealth title next year.“I’ve got plans for my future so don’t want any slip-ups in this fight,” he said.“If I’m going to get to where I think I can be, I need to be getting past fights like this and that’s what I intend to do.”Follow West London Sport on Twitter
Harry Redknapp has admitted defeat in his bid to sign Joe Cole for QPR.Cole, who played under Redknapp at West Ham, is set to rejoin the east London club from Liverpool.And Redknapp believes Rangers’ recent 3-0 home defeat against the Merseysiders was a major factor in the former England star’s decision.He explained: “He probably looked at it and thought ‘Harry I love you but I don’t think you’ll stay up’.“I would have liked to have him. He’s good around the place and has a good attitude.“I understand. West Ham love him, he’s going back there and I wish him all the luck in the world.”Redknapp added: “I’m not even close to getting anyone. Joe was the only one I really tried to get in the last couple of weeks.“I thought he was coming for sure, but then West Ham came in for him.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Determined to make up for miscue, Kiefer Ravena rescues NLEX Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum Skipper Cesca Raqraquin said Friday they don’t feel the pressure ahead of their first crack at the title, even if they are going up against two-time champion Arellano.“There’s no pressure on our part, because we’re the challengers,” said Raqraquin in Filipino at Filoil Flying V Centre. “The pressure will be on them [the Lady Chiefs] because they want to go for the back-to-back titles.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Red Spikers advanced to the Finals with a commanding three-set win over University of Perpetual Help, 25-21, 25-15, 25-23, in the Final Four.San Beda didn’t even need to use its twice-to-beat advantage, a perk given to the Lady Red Spikers as the no.2 team in the league after finishing with an 8-1 record and 21 points. San Beda will head into its first championship series in the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament, but the magnitude of the event hasn’t dimished the confidence of the first-timers.ADVERTISEMENT Raqraquin said they just have to think about themselves play their own game, instead of thinking of the magnitude of the championship series.“We’ll just have to play our own game and focus on ourselves,” said Raqraquin who had nine points in the game against the Lady Altas. “We just have to be relaxed and God will guide us through.” Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments