Image by Rory Pollaro/WNYNewsNow.NEW YORK – Former Libertarian New York Gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe has announced he is seeking the party’s Vice Presidential Nomination.Sharpe revealed his decision on his podcast The Sharpe Way.He is supporting the nomination for President of Judge Jim Gray, the Libertarian Vice President Nominee in 2012.Sharpe said he will support whomever is nominated and asked voters to have an open mind about voting for someone not Republican or Democrat. Sharpe finished third in the New York Governor’s race in 2018, but garnered enough votes statewide to give the Libertarians ballot access.Sharpe said he will release an official statement about his candidacy soon.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),Judge Gray was the VP nominee for the Libertarian Party in 2012, not 2016. The 2012 ticket was Gary Johnson and Jim Gray. The 2016 ticket was Gary Johnson and Bill Weld.,Let’s not get too technical on details here, especially considering your ties to nefarious and fraudulent actions of people in a County “Committee” you’re affiliated with. Some people’s need to shine a light on matters should be first used to clean out their own closets.
For more information on how to care for ornamental plants in the winter, see UGA Extension Circular 872 at extension.uga.edu/publications. Landscape plants get plenty of attention during the summer, but they need protection during Georgia’s winter months. Rather than trying to keep plants warm, gardeners should help protect plants from wind, snow, ice, drastic soil temperature changes and heat from the sun on cold days.Reducing water loss can protect evergreen plants. All plants transpire, or lose, water through their leaves. Evergreens continue to lose water during the winter, so the plant’s roots must be able to take up moisture. Homeowners are more conscious of watering shrubs during the summer and often neglect to water plants during cold weather. Roots absorb moisture when it’s available, but during a dry period or even when the ground is frozen, moisture isn’t available. The plants continue to transpire water, drawing moisture from living cells. If too much water is released, the plant’s cells die, causing the plant’s leaves to turn brown and die. High winds and warm sunshine on cold days result in a higher rate of water transpiration. Protection can be offered by relocating susceptible plants to a sheltered location. Also, provide them additional water during dry periods or prior to expected hard freezes. An additional layer of mulch is also recommended during winter months after the first freeze. Mulch will reduce water loss from the soil, aid in transpiration and reduce “heaving” of the soil as the ground freezes and thaws. Soil heaving, or frost heaving, occurs when soil swells during freezing conditions and ice grows towards the soil’s surface.To protect plants from cold damage, University of Georgia Extension horticulturists recommend following these six steps: Plant only varieties that are hardy for the area. Given a choice, plant less-hardy plants in the highest part of the landscape. Cold air settles in the lowest area. Protect plants from cold wind with a fence or a tall evergreen hedge of trees or shrubs. Shade plants from direct winter sun, especially early morning sunshine. Plants that freeze slowly and thaw slowly will be damaged the least. The south side of the house, where there is no shade, is the worse place to plant tender plants. Stop feeding plants quickly available nitrogen in late summer to allow them to “harden off” before cold weather arrives. Plastic covering provides excellent protection. Build a frame over the plant or plants, cover them with plastic and secure the plastic to the ground with soil. Shade plastic to keep temperatures from building up inside. Plastic traps moisture and warm air as it radiates from the soil and blocks cold winds. Do not allow the plastic to touch plants.
During a summer when Georgia corn farmers have relied heavily on their irrigation systems working effectively, many struggled with equipment malfunctions that may have reduced crop yields. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter believes that those problems can be avoided in the future if producers make necessary modifications after the growing season.“If farmers haven’t employed a good maintenance plan, ensured good uniformity in their irrigation systems, and done a good job fixing leaks and stopped-up nozzles, it was noticed during the 2019 season. We had such a hot and dry time from mid-May to mid-June when our corn was in peak tassel, we’ve seen a lot of streaking. That’s usually attributed to poor uniformity,” Porter said.Streaking refers to a section of a field where the crops have been underwatered and the effects are visible in the form of smaller plants, wilted plants exhibiting stress, and those with a canopy that is not fully developed.A number of irrigation issues can lead to streaking, including clogged nozzles that can’t apply an adequate amount of water; leaks that affect the uniformity of water being applied; and pumps that are not pumping at peak capacity due to aging equipment.“Usually when we get to the point where we start seeing these maintenance type of issues in a normal year, we have had enough rainfall to mask some of the problems. This year, we’ve had such hot, dry weather that those problems have shown up,” Porter said.According to this year’s UGA Extension Corn Production Guide, corn needs the most water — approximately 0.33 inches per day — during pollination. While producers prefer Mother Nature to supply the needed moisture, irrigation systems are in place to satisfy water requirements not met by natural precipitation. However, if malfunctions exist and corn doesn’t receive the right amount of water at the right time, the amount and size of the corn kernels could be impacted.“Many of our growers can see there’s water coming out of the system, but they can’t tell that it’s not flowing at the correct rate,” Porter said. “We’re irrigating, we’re just not getting the exact rate we think we’re applying.”Beginning the weekend of May 11, Georgia fields received little to no rainfall for a three-week span. The dry spell intensified when temperatures reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit right after Memorial Day weekend in south Georgia, according to the UGA Weather Network at www.georgiaweather.net.“I think we got into a comfort zone the past couple of years where we had been getting adequate rainfall for our crops. This year we got very little rainfall through most of the state in late spring and, on top of that, we’ve had excessive heat. Suddenly those maintenance issues that farmers may have been neglecting are showing up really quickly, and it may be unfortunate, but some of these issues will show up in yield maps,” Porter said. “It will be easy to tell if there was an irrigation system problem on the yield map, as the yield reductions will follow irrigation system patterns.” Porter recommends farmers thoroughly inspect their irrigation systems and make needed repairs once harvest season is done.For more information about corn production in Georgia, see the UGA Grain Crops Team website at grains.caes.uga.edu.
A Sears Authorized Retail Dealer Store has opened at 383 Exchange Street, Middlebury. The store is owned and operated by the Harrington familyMike, Kym, Ashley, Chad, Jared, Michaela and Sethall of Leicester, Vermont.There are five additional employees, other than family members, and the Harringtons hope to add more local jobs in the future. Owner Kym Harrington stated, “We wanted to offer the Middlebury community something it really needed, and with a name like Sears, how could we go wrong?”The store carries appliances, electronics, tools, lawn and garden equipment, exercise equipment, vacuums, snow blowers, generators and much more. Customers will be able to place orders at www.sears.com(link is external) and have them delivered free of charge to the Exchange Street location. This service is available for any product sold by Sears.
All interested domestic producers, breeders and agricultural holdings, They can contact METRO via the contact form available at METRO Croatia website, with a brief description of the organization, contact information and offer. METRO will, after reviewing the received offers, contact the interested local suppliers directly. One of the strategic focuses of METRO is the development of continuous cooperation with local suppliers, in order to support domestic production and at the same time offer its customers quality Croatian products from domestic raw materials, grown or processed according to local tradition or recipe. “METRO cooperates with numerous restaurants and hotels throughout Croatia, and we can provide access to a large number of professional customers from the HoReCa sector to domestic suppliers, who insist on the traceability and freshness of high-quality food. This important role is played by the products of Croatian suppliers, because we notice a growing trend of demand for domestic products, and their quality is recognized in METRO centers outside Croatia. That is why we invite all domestic producers, growers and farms, who want to build with us the richest offer of Croatian products to contact us, in order to together create additional market space for Croatian products and encourage further development of our local partners., emphasized Thierry Guillon-Verne, President of the Management Board of METRO Croatia. In addition to a rich selection of domestic products in the offer of its own brand, METRO’s range also includes top products from Croatian suppliers such as meat of the indigenous Istrian boškarin of the Istrian Rural Development Agency (AZRRI), free-range poultry OPG Orehovec grown by the family company Solina sprouts. Customers at METRO can also find products from local suppliers, which are available in METRO centers such as Pelagos Net Farm bluefin sushi / sashimi tuna. Almost 80 percent of METRO’s suppliers of fresh fruits and vegetables are Croatian producers, and the share of Croatian products in METRO’s own brand is currently 50 percent. As part of the project “Created for the Croatian menu”, METRO Cash & Carry Croatia invites interested domestic producers, growers and farms to apply to become METRO partners and market their products through METRO sales centers throughout Croatia. Photo: Metro
Education, Innovation, PAsmart, Press Release, Schools That Teach, Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Demonstrating a commitment to STEM education to strengthen the economy, Governor Tom Wolf joined Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and other education and non-profit leaders today to announce the new Woodrow Wilson Pennsylvania Teaching Fellows program. The fellowship will provide a pipeline of excellent STEM teachers for Pennsylvania’s schools.“Expanding businesses need people with STEM skills and that starts with great teachers,” said Governor Wolf. “I commend the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation for making Pennsylvania the sixth state with this fellowship and for its dedication to delivering a quality STEM education to our students.“This fellowship is the perfect match with my PAsmart initiative that has made Pennsylvania a national leader in STEM and computer science education. Through the fellowship, STEM teachers will improve as educators and with PAsmart, the state is investing in the future of our students, so they have the STEM skills for good jobs in high-growth fields that Pennsylvania needs.”The foundation selected state-owned West Chester University as well as the University of Pennsylvania and Duquesne University to create a specially designed, cutting-edge master’s degree program. Each institution can enroll 12 Fellows a year for a total of 108 Fellows over a three-year period. The Fellows each receive $32,000 with one year of classroom instruction and a three-year commitment to teach in a rural or urban Pennsylvania school.“All Pennsylvania students both need and deserve strong STEM teachers,” said Levine. “Through the Pennsylvania Teaching Fellowship Program, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation will now help the state construct new pipelines of aspiring educators with strong backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, and math, all committed to teaching in Pennsylvania’s high-need communities. Through this effort, Pennsylvania will continue to strengthen its schools, its communities, and its future.”The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship has a network of 28 other colleges and universities nationwide. Each participating university receives a $400,000 matching grant from the foundation for program development. The STEM teacher training West Chester University develops will be a model for other PASSHE institutions“We are honored to be selected, along with the University of Pennsylvania and Duquesne University, to offer the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship,” said Cynthia D. Shapira, chair of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. “The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania becomes the sixth state to launch this innovative teacher education program, which seeks to transform STEM teaching while preparing future leaders in the profession to help students in secondary schools with highest need to achieve success. It is most fitting that our universities, which historically have been at the forefront of teacher preparation in the commonwealth, have a key role in bringing the Fellowship to the citizens of Pennsylvania.”The Woodrow Wilson Foundation will administer the program, which is funded by donations. Teachers are expected to begin the fellowship next summer.Governor Wolf introduced his PAsmart workforce development initiative earlier this year. According to Education Commission of the States, Pennsylvania now ranks second in the country for investments in K-12 STEM and computer science initiatives. The governor secured $20 million in the state budget to prepare students to use computers and new technologies in the constantly changing economy, regardless of age, gender and zip code. The governor is investing an additional $10 million in job training and apprenticeships through PAsmart.Over the next decade, seven in 10 new jobs in Pennsylvania will require computer science skills and an estimated 300,000 jobs in science, technology, engineering and math will be available in Pennsylvania this year.In July, the governor signed an executive order to cut red tape and improve coordination between several state agencies to more effectively deliver workforce development services to Pennsylvanians. Under the executive order, the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board, the governor’s private sector policy advisor, will provide recommendations on the distribution of PAsmart funding, which will be driven out through competitive grants. This collaboration will help to ensure the investments meet employers’ need for skilled workers and that students and workers are gaining the skills for good, middle-class jobs that will grow Pennsylvania’s economy. September 07, 2018 Governor Wolf Helps Launch New STEM Teacher Training Fellowship SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Saipem has hired Petrolis for the provision of mooring and hook-up services on the Kaombo Sul (South) FPSO, located in Block 32 around 260 kilometers off the coast of Luanda, Angola.The contract comes following the completion of the hook-up and mooring activities of the Total’s Kaombo Norte FPSO.The work will consist of the onshore scope, planned to begin in September 2018, and the offshore scope to begin in January 2019.Onshore work will take place in Singapore, while the offshore scope which includes site integration tests, will take place at Keppel’s shipyard and last until the FPSO’s sail away.Petrolis will perform FPSO mooring activities, SURF assistance activities and FPSO hook-up activities offshore.Total is the operator of Block 32 and the Kaombo project with a 30% participating interest, along with Sonangol P&P (30%), Sonangol Sinopec International 32 Limited (20%), Esso Exploration & Production Angola (15%), and Galp Energia Overseas Block 32 (5%) as its partners.The field was brought online through the FPSO Kaombo Norte which will produce an estimated 115,000 barrels of oil per day.The second FPSO, the Kaombo Sul, is expected to start up next year.
Manchester City could still face huge player bonus bills if they lose an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against a two-year European ban by UEFA, according to revelations in the British media Tuesday.Advertisement Many of City players have bonuses written in their contracts for Champions League qualification and performance. In some cases, those run into millions, the Daily Mail reported. UEFA’s financial fair play compliance body, the CFCB, banned City from the Champions League for two seasons on Friday and fined the club 30 million euros ($32.5 million).It had concluded the club was not being truthful in its submissions from 2012-16 that Etihad Airlines wholly funded its annual £67.5 million ($88 million) sponsorship.Should the appeal – which the club’s CEO Ferran Soriano says in an email will be lodged soon – fail it would see City lose out on a minimum of £150 million a season for qualifying.The Daily Telegraph reported that the club promised to sue UEFA “for the next 10 years.” The Guardian meanwhile said it had unearthed more evidence that the club had fudged figures on the sponsorship.Club executives have been meeting with the players and their representatives and discussing how they would make up any losses in earnings. The club have told the players not to panic.City fear rivals could try to lure players with low bids and the promise Champions League football.Soriano remains bullish the club will win their appeal in an email sent to staff that was seen by the Daily Mail.“It is important to recognise that this is not the end,” wrote Soriano.“There is more to come. We are confident that with a fair and independent hearing we will prevail,” added the 52-year-old Spaniard.– ‘Everybody do the Poznan’ –Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak is willing to spend tens of millions of pounds to sue UEFA for a decade if needs be Loading… Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 2019Is This The Most Delicious Food In The World?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub Ever Another email from club lawyer Simon Cliff says Khaldoon Al Mubarak, the City chairman, intends to carry on fighting even if they lose their appeal.“Khaldoon said he would rather spend £30 million on the 50 best lawyers in the world to sue them for the next 10 years,” wrote Cliff as cited by The Daily Telegraph.City manager Pep Guardiola is expected to confirm he will stay – at the very least till his present contract ends in 2021 – when he gives his first press conference since the affair broke after the Premier League game with West Ham on Wednesday.“Look, whatever league we are in, I will still be here,” Guardiola told the players when they met up last Saturday after their mini break according to Sky Sports News.The Guardian, though, says it has dug out a document from 2015 produced by a US aviation industry alliance which in turn quoted a report by consultants written for the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in 2010. The consultants stated that the Abu Dhabi government, not Etihad airlines, was “covering” the sponsorship of Manchester City.“While Etihad asserts that it funded the $640m (total) cost of the sponsorship of Manchester City ‘from its own liquidity,’ it provides no such evidence,” read the document.“An internal study that (the consultants) prepared for the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, states that the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi –- not Etihad -– covers the cost.”Manchester City fans plan to do the Poznan Celebration in protest at the Champions League home match with Real MadridRead Also: UCL: UCL: Leipzig shot-stopper Gulacsi relishes Tottenham testMeanwhile the club’s fans plan to show their anger at UEFA when Real Madrid visit for their Champions League Last 16 second leg clash on Wednesday next week.They are to unfurl new anti-UEFA banners, for which a crowd-funding appeal has raised £4,500 so far, and also do a ‘Poznan’ protest.Lech Poznan fans turned their backs on the field of play during a Europa League match against Manchester City in 2011 as part of an ongoing feud with UEFA.“Everybody do the Poznan: turn your back on UEFA and be together as one,” said Kevin Parker of the City Supporters Club.“We want to show the football world that you’re taking on all of us.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
DOH Undersecretary Ma. Rosario Vergeire said in a virtual press conference that the total cases of COVID-19 are now at 2,084 – 88 of which have died, while 49 others have recovered. Former senators Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and Heherson “Sonny” Alvarez Alvarez, now 80, previously served as congressman for Isabela province. Meanwhile, his wife Cecile developed a program for national theater which won her a Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service in 1972. Marcos has announced last week that he have himself tested for the virus after coming from a trip in Spain recently. He also denied online reports that he is in serious condition. Meanwhile, Alvarez and his wife, theater group founder Cecile Guidote-Alvarez have been confirmed to have COVID-19, the Department of Agrarian Reform said in a statement on Tuesday. MANILA – Former senators Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos and Heherson “Sonny” Alvarez have been tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Currently there are six sub-national laboratories nationwide conducting COVID-19 testing, while there are over 40 hospitals and laboratories are seeking certification to conduct COVID-19 testing, including three from Western Visayas./PN According to DAR, the two were in “critical condition” and intubated in a hospital in Manila. The employees of DAR, which Alvarez headed from 1986-1987, have offered prayers for his recovery upon learning that he and his wife condition. Meanwhile, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines jumped further to over 2,000 after the Department of Health (DOH) recording additional 538 cases as of Tuesday afternoon. Marcos’ spokesperson Atty. Victor Rodriguez said in a statement on Tuesday that the former senator and losing vice presidential candidate was tested positive for the viral disease on March 28 but his condition is now improving. Vergeire said that the continued increase in number of confirmed cases can still be credited to the growing number of test kits as well as additional laboratories that are in full scale implementation of COVID-19 testing.
– ‘Fake news’ battle – However, the problems were more difficult to manage externally. “We became a political issue,” Seifert admitted. “We had to be honest and open. We had to fight against the fake news that we were diverting resources needed by the medical profession.” Legions of fans were also unhappy about being locked out. “We made it clear that if we didn’t play games behind closed doors then 10 to 15 clubs would file for bankruptcy sooner or later,” said Seifert. “It was about drawing a bigger picture.” However, the league’s restart could easily have failed had the players not been disciplined. “They are young players who are used to being treated like superstars,” said Seifert. “Telling them for eight weeks what they should or shouldn’t do was a challenge. “They understood. Without them it wouldn’t have been possible.” There were, however, nervous moments, especially when some players broke protocol by hugging to celebrate goals on the first weekend of the restart. Seifert says the restart bid was supported by the German government, which managed to keep the death and infection rates down compared to other countries. “We had the big advantage of the German medical system and infrastructure. The government, in my view, handled the situation very well,” he noted. Seifert said Germany is still a long way off seeing football stadiums packed again with fans for big games. Dortmund stars Erling Braut Haaland (L) and Achraf Hakimi celebrate in front of empty stands after their home derby win against Schalke Read Also: Hungry Klopp plans to build on Liverpool title win “I think we will return to normal in very slow steps,” he added. “The iconic picture for me, to say we have really overcome the crisis, will be when we have sold-out stadiums in Germany again. “At the moment, having 75,000 in a stadium without masks would look weird, but hopefully that moment will come again.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 When Christian Seifert, chief executive of the German Football League (DFL), hands the Bundesliga trophy to Bayern Munich on Saturday, his gamble to restart football in Germany despite the coronavirus pandemic will have paid off. Christian Seifert, the chief executive of the German Football League (DFL) was instrumental in getting the Bundesliga back in action during the pandemic Seifert will present the trophy to Bayern – champions for the eighth straight year – after their game at Wolfsburg when the league season finishes this weekend. It was Seifert’s work behind the scenes – convincing politicians, the public and players alike – which enabled the Bundesliga to restart on May 16 and become the first top European league back in action following the shutdown. “It was a massive challenge,” Seifert admitted at a recent media event. He claimed “a third of clubs would have faced massive financial problems” had the season ended in March, forfeiting millions in television money. With 56,000 jobs reliant on the league, “that was something worth fighting for. It was about securing the clubs and saving jobs.” After a two-month hiatus due to COVID-19, the Bundesliga restart was marked by strict hygiene measures and stringent testing, with players’ calls echoing around empty grounds, in order to complete the nine remaining rounds. It was a bold gamble by Seifert, after the DFL fought to convince players it was safe to return and win over a public sceptical about top-flight football resuming at a time when even playgrounds were closed. – Unity is strength – Fans were forced to watch games at home on television with all matches played behind closed doors Bayern Munich subsitutes observe social distancing and wear masks during a Bundesliga game Loading… A factor in Seifert’s favour was that the 36 clubs in Germany’s top two tiers pulled together quickly. “We had the full support of the big clubs, Bayern Munich and Dortmund, but also the others,” he said. “That put me in a very, very strong position when I spoke to top politicians and could make commitments with the league behind me.” When the pandemic hit Germany, Seifert reacted fast after suspending league matches on March 13. “We were very quick,” he said. “We halted the league and the next night I started planning at home. “We started work on the 16th, making the first calls to set up a medical team capable of drawing up a protocol for the restart.” At the end of April, the Bundesliga’s medical guidelines were made public, the main fear being that an outbreak of the virus among players would abruptly end the season for good. “We set up a network of laboratories throughout Germany, with almost military logistics, to make sure that nothing would go wrong,” Seifert explained. However, the league’s plans faced internal and external resistance. Players were concerned about the threat to their health, but the ultra-rigorous testing helped convince those who were worried that they would be safe to train and play. Moreover, economic arguments quickly overcame the reluctance of those clubs struggling in the table who would have welcomed the premature ending of the season to avoid relegation.