Agricultural Heritage

first_imgToday, UGA Extension has a presence in 157 of Georgia’s 159 counties. For information about the UGA Extension centennial, see 100years.extension.uga.edu. In addition to prints and negatives stored in the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library in the Russell Special Collections Building, the University Archives collaborated with the Hargrett imaging lab and the Digital Library of Georgia to make the photographs available to the public. The Digital Library of Georgia includes digitized and searchable versions of newspapers, photographs, books, official documents and other pieces of Georgia’s history. “What makes this collection so valuable is that many of the photos came with some type of documentation,” Killens said. “Many of these negatives came with notes about the event and subject of the photos and often with the place where they were taken and the photographer’s name.” Photos and descriptions “These photos tell the stories of the Georgians whose lives and livelihoods were touched by UGA Extension over the past century and illustrate the vital role that UGA Extension has had in shaping Georgia’s history.” Pictures of crops, livestock, more The Digital Library of Georgia is part of the Digital Public Library of America, a network of local digital archives houses more than 7 million photos and documents from museums, archives and libraries across the county. Archivists are busy scanning and cataloging the rest of the negatives and documents that are in the UGA Extension collection. Each negative sleeve contains between one and 20 negatives. The size and scope of the collection provides an excellent photographic record of Georgia folk life and farm life, said UGA archivist Caroline Killens, who is managing the project. The first 1,292 photos of the collection were released this month and are available at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/CollectionsA-Z/caes_search.html. This first set of photos contains numerous shots of grain crops, livestock shows and forage fields from across the state. The bulk of the prints date from the 1930s to the 1960s, but some are from as early as the 1900s. “The 100-year history of UGA Extension is the history of thousands of individual Georgians who spent their youth at 4-H summer camps, helped to organize an Extension field day or hosted a demonstration field for their community,” said Beverly Sparks, associate dean for Extension in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. CAES and UGA Extension communications and information technology staffers collected the photos from an old storage room in the basement of the Hoke Smith Annex building on the UGA campus in Athens. There were boxes of negatives, but also important paper documents and older glass photographic slides. center_img UGA Extension, originally known as the UGA Cooperative Extension Service, was founded in May 1914 through the Smith-Lever Act, a federal law that established and funded a state-by-state national network of educators to bring university-based research and practical knowledge to the public. For as long as there have been portable cameras, University of Georgia Extension agents and Extension photographers have used them to help identify crop diseases, demonstrate best farming practices and document community events. “Someone at some point had started the process of archiving them, but the project was never finished,” said Brian Watson, the college’s associate director of information technology. Since many of the sleeves of negatives contain images covering a broad subject area, archivists started by grouping the sleeves by subject and assigned them a file header. The descriptions have helped immensely as the library staff starts to scan and catalog the photos, Killens said. Watson contacted Killens at the library as the Hoke Smith Annex basement was reorganized to provide more office and workroom space. College administrators provided funding for a student worker, a computer and a scanner so the images could be digitized at the library and made available to the public. Many of the photos were used as part of UGA Extension’s centennial multimedia exhibit, both online at 100years.extension.uga.edu and in the rotunda of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. History through images “I think many people will enjoy these, not just those who are interested in agriculture,” Killens said. “There are a lot of photos in this collection that people have never seen before. People researching their genealogy or the history of their town or county will find a lot of information in this collection.” With at least one agent in most Georgia counties, UGA Extension agents and their photographers have produced a collection of more than 60,000 sleeves of negatives. For the first time, some of these photos are available to the public online through the Digital Library of Georgia. last_img read more

Peru and Ecuador Agree to Speed Up Mine Removal and Execute Anti-Drug Plan

first_imgBy Dialogo March 07, 2011 The foreign ministers of Peru, José García Belaúnde, and Ecuador, Ricardo Patiño, agreed in Quito on 3 March to speed up mine removal along the border and execute a joint plan against drug trafficking in that region. “We’ve asked the defense ministries and armed forces of our countries to speed up” the removal of anti-personnel mines “as much as they possibly can,” Patiño said at a press conference with his Peruvian colleague. He added that the two defense ministers, Javier Ponce (Ecuador) and Jaime Thorne (Peru), will meet “in the next few days to define the needs” related to that task, which began in 2003 with support from the European Union (EU) and the Organization of American States (OAS). “Perhaps it’s necessary to commit more resources, more equipment, more training, more people, but the longer the mine-removal process goes on, the greater the risk that those mines shift due to weather issues,” the Ecuadorean minister warned. Ecuadorean and Peruvian military personnel are carrying out the mine-removal work as part of a peace agreement signed in Brasilia in October 1998. That pact established peace between the two countries, which had maintained a long-standing territorial conflict that led them to fight several wars, the most recent in early 1995 in the Amazonian Condor mountain range. The foreign ministers also agreed to implement a “joint plan of action” against drug trafficking, smuggling, and human trafficking in the border area, which stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Amazonian jungle, García Belaúnde indicated for his part. That initiative was agreed on in 2009 but has not yet been executed, the Peruvian foreign minister recalled, indicating that authorities from both countries will meet no later than 15 April for that purpose.last_img read more

Empowering inmates through financial education in jails

first_imgCredit unions are known for their financial education outreach because it’s part of their mission to improve the financial well-being of their members and also ties in with their concern for community. Of course, it’s mostly done in schools where it’s sorely needed.Another oft-overlooked audience though for financial education is inmates of our nation’s correctional facilities and juvenile detention centers. This was made clear to me during a presentation at a National Credit Union Foundation meeting late last year where we had some former prisoners speak about their experiences to a group of credit union professionals. When the topic of financial education came up, they talked about having little or no knowledge of personal finance and experiences falling into the payday loan trap upon being released.Teaching financial skills to inmates not only provides a new way of life for recently released individuals, but it can help reduce recidivism as well. These are individuals who want the skills and most likely have felt financial stress from an early age. Providing inmates with financial education, money management and entrepreneurship skills are critical tools. It’s not just knowledge, we’re giving them hope.Credit unions are making a difference and yours can too. On Facebook and Twitter recently, I asked if any credit unions were doing this already with almost no expectations. I ended up with some great phone conversations and email resulting in over six pages of notes from various credit unions all doing amazing things! I can only imagine the others out there doing similar work. I talked to people teaching financial literacy in jails and substance or domestic abuse centers, halfway houses and more. Here is what I learned (in brief):Start with the basics of financial skills. Things such as: banking terminology, scams, tracking spending, debit/credit cards, checking accounts, NSF fees, credit score, pitfalls of debt, payday lending, bankruptcy, and more. Budgeting is the big one. Directions Credit Union in Ohio has a robust five-week program in their local correctional facility, where each week builds on the previous one. They start with banking terminology and end with lessons on credit and bankruptcy. Directions CU and other credit unions also have incorporated job training too, including lessons on work ethic, effective teams, resume writing, and mock interview or interview tips.Reality Fairs are a great way to engage inmates. A Reality Fair is an interactive financial literacy tool normally used for high school students. We’ve seen great success at the Foundation with credit unions using Reality Fairs in schools, but almost all of the credit unions I talked to for this article also used Reality Fairs in both juvenile detention centers (where teens are) and to adults in correctional facilities. That makes sense when you consider the financial literacy of the general prison population is roughly the same as it is for the juvenile inmates. It’s not only proved to be one of the most popular activities for many of the credit unions I talked to, but the most “eye-opening” as well.Inmates love giveaways and promo items. Obviously, the items have to be inspected so consider that. Many inmates love reading material because it helps them pass the time. Branded personal finance books anyone?One of the most responsive audiences. As mentioned previously, these are folks who want and need financial education. Not only are they interested, but in many cases, the guards ensure they pay attention! These are folks who have never received the information and financial skills to help them manage their financial affairs.Inmates are receptive and respectful. Let’s be honest. You might be a little bit nervous teaching in a prison compared to your local school. For what it’s worth, everyone I talked to all mentioned they had nothing but positive experiences with inquisitive, polite prisoners. I’ve found that the facilities work with you beforehand on what to expect, what to wear, etc. and you will always be escorted. Furthermore, Jenni Paramore from Directions Credit Union has been doing it for over five years and has never been asked a favor or had anything inappropriate happen.At the Foundation, we’ve long talked about the importance of becoming part of the “strategic architecture of your communities’ financial well-being.” This type of outreach is another branch of that tree. Not to mention reducing recidivism is also great for communities.Of the credit unions I talked to, they talked about building strong relationships and loyalty with inmates. They also touted the positive word of mouth between the inmates, their families, friends and even the staff at the facilities. Most importantly, they said facilitating financial education with inmates is part of the credit union difference and I would agree. The “people helping people” philosophy of credit unions isn’t limited or discriminatory. It means we help all people improve their financial lives. 79SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Christopher Morris Christopher Morris is currently an engagement consultant at the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), providing specialized attention to broad and diverse stakeholders throughout the Midwest Region. Previously, Christopher was a … Web: www.cuna.org Detailslast_img read more

Breastfeeding has a public health benefit

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion “Breastfeeding? Why are you interested in that?” These are the things I heard from my family when I was explaining to them my internship for the spring semester. I have always had an interest in maternal- and child health, and when I saw this internship with Schenectady County Public Health Services working on the Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities (CBFC) grant, I jumped at the opportunity.Interning with a local county health department has given me a different perspective on breastfeeding and public health in general. Working with my mentors on the CBFC grant has allowed me the opportunity to see all the benefits breastfeeding can provide mothers and babies in our community.The CBFC grant has multiple goals, but outreach in our communities is what has impressed me the most. The grant enables us to provide multiple baby cafés throughout the Capital Region for mothers and their partners to receive breastfeeding support or just provide a listening ear as they navigate parenthood. There have been multiple moms of various racial, ethnic, educational and social backgrounds who attend. Observing them sharing their stories of motherhood is heartwarming and has broken down barriers.In recognition of IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) Day on March 7, I believe the need for trained lactation professionals to provide breastfeeding support to all families in our communities is essential. Continued support is necessary to ensure all families have access to lactation support within their community. Seeing how effective this grant has been thus far makes me excited to see how this will change the landscape of infant feeding in the future.Martha LitardoSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady NAACP calls for school layoff freeze, reinstatement of positionsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcylast_img read more

New coronavirus cases doubles to 99 in mainland China

first_imgMainland China reported 99 new coronavirus infections on April 11, more than doubling from the previous day to reach a one-month high, as the number of single-day imported cases hit a record, official data released on Sunday showed.In addition, highlighting another major source of risk, newly reported asymptomatic coronavirus cases nearly doubled to 63 on April 11, from 34 the previous day, according to China’s National Health Commission (NHC).Almost all the new infections – the biggest daily count since March 6 – involve travelers from overseas. Just two out of the 99 cases were locally transmitted. Shanghai, China’s commercial hub, contribute to more than half of the imported cases. The city reported 52 new coronavirus cases on April 11, all involving Chinese nationals traveling from overseas, the municipal health commission said on Sunday.Of Shanghai’s new cases, 51 flew in on the same flight from Russia on April 10. The 52nd case involves a Chinese national arriving in Shanghai from a trip to Canada.China’s northeastern province of Heilongjiang reported 21 new imported cases on April 11, all involving Chinese nationals traveling from Russia.The country’s tally of infections now stands at 82,052, while the death toll stands at 3,339.Topics :last_img read more

Liverpool could easily drop to fourth in Premier League, reckons Paul Merson

first_imgAre Jurgen Klopp’s side in danger of a dramatic fall from grace? (Picture: Getty Images)Liverpool ‘could easily drop to fourth’ in the Premier League this season unless they sign new players, reckons Arsenal icon Paul Merson.The Reds are going into a Premier League season as defending champions for the first time and got off to a winning start with a 4-3 victory over Leeds at Anfield on Saturday.However, Jurgen Klopp has only made one senior signing this summer so far, bringing in Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos, who is only acting as an understudy for Andy Robertson at left-back.Merson feels the champions’ squad is looking perilously weak and any sort of injury crisis could seriously cost them in the defence of their title and benefit the likes of Manchester City, who can boast a much deeper squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Liverpool could easily drop to fourth,’ Merson told Sky Sports. ‘You look at the goals Liverpool let in against Leeds: wow. I just think they turned up and thought they would wipe the floor with Leeds.‘I think they need to buy someone. It would not surprise me if the finished fourth this season, and I thought that before this game. ‘It’s the same team, and they have a massive amount of players who have to play every week. Virgil van Dijk cannot get injured. The full-backs cannot get injured. They have not got anyone to replace the front three if they are injured.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘If Man City get injuries, they will just play: “We’ll score more goals than you” anyway. What we’ll see later in the season is teams like Man City come into the fold massively, because their squad is too big. ‘That’s why I worry about Liverpool, there’s five or six players who must play week in, week out, otherwise the team is weakened immensely.’Liverpool have continually been linked with Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara this summer, but that move looks no closer to being completed than any time over the last two months.That transfer could still happen, but the Reds are not expected to complete any other deals and will almost certainly end the transfer window with much the same squad they have now.MORE: Fernando Torres backs Liverpool over Chelsea in his Premier League title predictionMORE: Timo Werner delivers fitness update for Liverpool game after picking up knee injuryFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 15 Sep 2020 7:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link996Shares Liverpool could easily drop to fourth in Premier League, reckons Paul Merson Commentcenter_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Jet Racing returning as title sponsor of IMCA Central Region for Modifieds

first_imgBEATRICE, Neb. – Jet Racing continues its long and successful association with IMCA in 2019, returning as title sponsor of the Central Region for Modifieds.  Information about Jet chassis and parts is available at the www.jetracinginc.com website, by call­ing 888 290-9696 and on Facebook.  Owned by four-time IMCA Modified national champion Johnny Saathoff, the Beatrice, Neb., chas­sis builder will furnish a portion of the $6,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in the region encom­passing tracks in Arkansas, eastern Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Okla­homa.  Jet is in its 22nd year as an IMCA sponsor, having previously supported IMCA spe­cial events competi­tors and then Stock Car and Hobby Stock regions before taking over the Modified Central Re­gional title sponsorship in 2012.  The champion earns $2,500 and the runner-up $1,250, with $625 paid for third, $325 for fourth, $300 for fifth and $200 for sixth through 10th places. center_img A retailer of high perfor­mance parts and automotive accesso­ries, Jet also builds Northern SportMod, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Sport Compact chassis. Ramsey Meyer won the 2018 Mach-1 Sport Compact national crown in a Jet-built ride.  “Jet Racing has diversified their interests and taken the expert craftsmanship of their Modifieds and applied that to a number of other divisions,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder observed. “Jet is a name you can trust as a builder in the industry and we’re proud to have had them as an IMCA sponsor for over two decades.” Drivers are required to display two Jet Racing decals on their race car to make themselves eligi­ble for point fund shares. last_img read more

Start time moved up at Super Nationals, first green flag flies at 2 p.m.

first_imgNo change has been made in the Sept. 7 race day schedule. Event officials noted the potential for impending weather in moving the program up for the final day of the 37th annual Super Nationals. Today’s first green flag flies at 2 p.m. at Boone Speedway. BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) – Start time for Championship Saturday at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s has been moved up an hour. last_img

IMCA Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational Super Tuesday voting is Aug. 11

first_imgCasey Skyberg Super Tuesday voting will determine 28 of the 30 drivers who start the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational during the upcoming IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.  Bobby Hogge IV Shawn Strand The final two All-Stars will be drivers with the top national point total and the most 40-point wins as of Aug. 28 competing at Super Nationals.  Todd Shute Daniel Gottschalk Chris Mills Cory Sample Sawyer Crigler Austin Arneson Jayden Larson Jason Wolla Junior Flores Brandon Beckendorf Kyle Rohleder Trevor Fitz-Gibbon P.J. Egbert Steven Bowers Jr. Jim Sandusky Jordan Grabouski Chris Carroll Jeremy Mills Jesse Sobbing Nick Roberts Marlyn Seidler Josh McGaha Rodney Morgan Cory Davis Jason Pershy Troy Foulger VINTON, Iowa – The Election Day all of IMCA Nation has looked forward to is Aug. 11.  Brad Pounds John Gober Wyatt Howard Josh Most Kellen Chadwick Ethan Dotson Jason Noll Chase Hansen Jim Thies Clint Hatlestad William Gould Cory Craver Cody Laney Shane DeVolder Travis Hagen Clay Hale R.C. Whitwell Alex Stanford Andy Strait Luke Hines John McCaul Tanner Black Marcus Yarie Kelsie Foley Richie Gustin Bricen James Kevin Green Ethan Braaksma Austin Kiefer Jeff Aikey Casey Arneson Marcus Tomlinson Tom Berry Jr. Dereck Rhoden               center_img Caleb Stone Chris Abelson Justin Whitehead Mitchell Hunt Aaron Johnson Cody Leonard Wade Manning Chris Elliott Ryan McDaniel Eric Barnes Fred Wojtek Ricky Thornton Jr. Tyler Wilson Zane DeVilbiss Josh Goodwin Michael Long Chris Nieman Jay Noteboom Jeff Taylor Chris Simpson Tyler Stevens Kyle Brown Tom Quint Chaz Baca Jr. Joel Rust Cayden Carter Anthony Roth Jacob Hobscheidt Josh Long Ricky Alvarado The 17th annual Fast Shafts Invitational will be Friday, Sept. 11 at Boone Speedway. Any driver(s) who believes they should be on the following list of candidates should contact IMCA as soon as possible so their All-Star status can be verified. No additions to the ballot will be made on Super Tuesday.  The top three vote recipients from each of the five IMCA Modified regions become All-Stars, with their region of candidacy determined by where they made the majority of their sanctioned starts. The next 13 drivers with the highest vote totals, regardless of region, join the All-Star field.  Zach Madrid Collen Winebarger Tripp Gaylord Clay Money Nick Trenchard Robby Sawyer Jake O’Neil Jon White Jr. Brandon Smith Justin McCreadie Hunter Marriott Kollin Hibdon Nevin Kennemore Matt Szecsodi A.J. Ward Johnny Whitman David Goode Jr. Jesse Rogotzke Bob Moore Eric Tomlinson Rob VanMil Nick Meyer Tim Ward Jeremy Frenier Drew Armstrong Jeff Larson Mike Mullen All voting will be conducted that day through the IMCA Facebook page, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CST.  Trever Sloan Wyatt Block Kelly Shryock Philip Houstonlast_img read more

Maradona resigns as Gimnasia manager

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: Argentina cancel football season I’m the man to restore Man United to glory — Maradona Maradona arrested at airport over £5m debt Footballing legend Diego Maradona has resigned from his role as head coach of Argentinian side Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata less than three months after taking the job.The position with Gimnasia was Maradona’s first managerial spell in Argentina since 2010 when he was in charge of the national side.The 59-year-old joined the club while they were bottom of the Superliga Argentina table, managing three wins out of eight and taking El Lobo up to 22nd on ten points.Maradona’s playing pedigree is regarded as one of the best in football history, however his managerial career is yet to measure up to such grandeur. The legendary playmaker began the coaching side of his career in 1994 and has been at the hilt of six clubs since his managerial debut with Textil Mandiyu. Tags: Diego MaradonaDiego Maradonnalast_img read more