Ag funds fall short

first_imgAs the people who must provide the research needed to keepU.S. agriculture at its best, administrators and scientists ofland-grant universities are beginning to understand theirimplications clearly.The real problem they see is that too many of the people who fund their research are thinking “farmer” instead of “food.” They’re seeing support of agriculture as helping a tiny minority instead of the food-eating whole of their constituents.”State and federal support of land-grant universities hasdeclined in many states,” said Gale Buchanan, dean and directorof the University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences. “As a result, we have lost substantialcapacity to carry out our research.”Buchanan said the CAES has lost more than 400 state-fundedpositions since 1990. “Our programs are very successful,” hesaid. “But they’re often taken for granted.”With their budgets declining, presidents and key administrators from more than 200 agricultural colleges acrossthe nation have joined with industry representatives to seeknew funding sources. To work collectively, a series oflistening sessions were scheduled in Ohio, Texas, California,and most recently, Georgia.”Our funding is on a collision course,” Buchanan said. “Having the presidents of our land-grant universities working together to do something about this is like having Tiger Woods in your foursome or Herschel Walker in your backfield. It definitely gives you a leg up.”The nation’s food supply should be of concern to everyone in the United States, said Peter Magrath, president of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.NASULGC, along with the National Coalition for Food andAgricultural Research, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and UGA,sponsored the final listening session June 3 at UGA.”We’ve got a real problem in terms of the erosion of support in the area of food,” Magrath said. “We need funding to maintain in this country a safe, secure and nutritious food supply. After all, 100 percent of us need to eat.”Researchers commonly apply for grants from Federal agencies and other organizations to supplement their research efforts.Information gathered from the four national listening sessions will be used to design and develop a strategic plan for increasing federal support of food-related research, extension and education programs at state universities and land-grant colleges.The funding plan will identify appropriate sources of federal funds that aren’t considered traditional partners of food and agriculture.Partnerships will be explored with agencies such as theNational Institutes of Health, the Environmental ProtectionAgency and the departments of commerce, energy and state.”I think we’re going to have to become more creative and seek new partnerships and begin to depend more on the private sector,” said UGA President Michael Adams. “We won’t apologize for depending on the private sector for funding support. Our fates are intertwined.”last_img read more

8 Long Island Music Festivals on Long Island This Summer

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Kate NalepinskiFrom punk to bluegrass, pop to classical, music festivals celebrating specific genres and local artists alike can be seen and heard across Long Island virtually every weekend this summer through Labor Day.Here are eight upcoming music festivals coming to LI this summer:Oyster Bay Music FestivalPianists, classical singers, string and woodwind musicians join together for this eight-day-long chamber music festival at various venues across Oyster Bay. The performers, ranging from children to adults, also hone their craft along the way at seminars between the concerts. Various locations, Oyster Bay. oysterbaymusicfestival.com Free. June 24-July 2. Alive After FiveMany villages host live music in their downtowns during summer, but none do it like Alive After Five  in Patchogue, which closes down Main Street for four days  for this summer festival that features six stages. Besides the music, festivalgoers can also visit over 90 craft vendors, getting a bite to eat at a food truck and have a beer while watching the sun set. Alive After Five is the ultimate entertainment bash with the laid-back vibe that all good festivals include. Main Street, Patchogue. aliveafterfive.com Free. 5 p.m. July 7, 21, Aug.4, 18. Vans Warped TourWhere can you see a metal band live, walk 20 feet to your right, and then watch a hip-hop artist perform on another stage? That would be the Warped Tour, the nation’s longest running traveling music festival. With a recognizable lineup of over 50 artists, it’s no wonder thousands flock to see the Warped Tour every year when it comes to town. This year, Vans Warped Tour includes Yellowcard, Mayday Parade, Falling In Reverse, Reel Big Fish, and New Found Glory, just to name a few. Nikon at Jones Beach, Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh. vanswarpedtour.com $45-50. 11 a.m. July 9.LIU Post Chamber Music FestivalLike the Oyster Bay Music Festival, the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival also features seminars for musicians in addition to a concert series for the public during this three-week program. Performances include string quartets, woodwind quintets, mixed ensembles and a concerto competition. Tilles Center, LIU Post, Brookville. liu.edu Various times, July 11-29.Great South Bay Music FestivalThis waterfront music festival is back with an irresistible lineup including Third Eye Blind, Graham Nash, Manchester Orchestra, Umphreys McGee, Kevin Devine, Joe Nichols and Dopapod. It would be a mistake to miss out on the largest-running music, art and cultural event on Long Island. What’s better than an amazing view of the water, live music and great food? And there’s a kidzone for the children. Shorefront Park, Patchogue. greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com $32-$125. July 14-17. Huntington Folk FestivalMore than three-dozen artists jam out in flowing skirts for the festival that’s been persisting since 2006. Bask in the sun in the morning and then snuggle under a blanket at night, while you listen to artist showcases of folk music all day. Headlining the festival is Slaid Cleaves, folk singer from Austin, Texas. Heckscher Park, Huntington. http://fmsh.org/huntington-folk-festival/ Free. 12-10:30 p.m. July 30. FOLD (Freak Out Let’s Dance) Festival * POSTPONED*Probably the coolest dance party you can attend the whole summer, the FOLD Festival will have you dancing on your feet as soon as you arrive. Appropriately, DNCE, the artist with the pop jam, “Cake By The Ocean” will be joined by KESHA and Earth, Wind and Fire at this summer’s FOLD. Nile Rodgers and Chic will perform all three days. Tickets include complementary transportation to the Riverhead train station. No doubt, you’ll “freak out” from AM to PM.  Martha Clara Vineyards, 660 Herricks Lane, Riverhead. foldfestival.com $99 per day. Aug. 12-14. 14th Annual Long Island Bluegrass FestivalExpect sunshine, banjos, plunking and Bill Monroe covers. LI Bluegrass festival features the Jim Hurst Trio and Flatt Lonesome as well as seven other artists. As per usual, the lineup contains The Fiddle Kids, a group of children from the Northport school district, ages 10 to 14, passionate about bluegrass music. Tanner Park, Copiague. babylonarts.org $15 single, $40 family. 12-7 p.m. Aug. 20.last_img read more

Kingscliff house pushes the boundaries in property design

first_imgThe loft-style main bedroom with spa ensuite and balcony as well as the 12-car basement garage are serviced by an Italian-designed lift, which Mrs Witheriff described as “glitzy”.“(The basement) has even got a mechanical pit for servicing of vehicles,” she said.“There’s also a total roof deck which has got amazing views over the suburb and Hinterland.”The onsite auction will be held on Wednesday, November 7.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 Make a splash in the pool. The extravagant design makes it one of the most prominent homes in the Salt Village precinct.LJ Hooker Kingscliff agents Brett Swales and Carol Witheriff are marketing the property, which will be auctioned next month.Mrs Witheriff said an interstate businessman bought the property in 2010 as a holiday home for his extended family. However, they no longer use it as often.Given the house’s opulent design and lavish features, Mrs Witheriff said it would be snapped up quickly.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa14 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago No expense has been spared in the design. More news: North v South — where’s the best place to live on the Gold Coast? 1 Cactus Court, Kingscliff is a sight to behold.IT’S the type of home that makes jaws drop.With towering windows, a spiral staircase leading up to a rooftop deck and a street-facing infinity edged pool, this Kingscliff property commands attention. “It’s been completely updated and renovated over the last three to four months,” she said.“We opened it for the first time last Saturday and had 12 lots of people through.”The four-storey house is on a 976sq m corner block and has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a tiered theatre room, outdoor entertainment area and five water features. More news: Mansion stunning at every turn Relax poolside. Entertain in style. From the front. Inside the property.last_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli hits half-century of fifties in clash vs Australia

first_img New Delhi: After Rohit Sharma’s attacking fifty and a brilliant century from Shikhar Dhawan, India cricket team skipper Virat Kohli joined in the fun as he blasted his 50th fifty in ODIs. The Indian cricket team skipper notched up his landmark by working offspinner Glenn Maxwell to the deep midwicket fence for a single. Kohli built upon the efforts of Dhawan and Rohit as India aimed for a total close to 325 against an Australian side that struggled on the flat deck at the Kennington Oval in London after India had won the toss and chose to bat. Kohli became the seventh Indian player to hit 50 or more fifties in ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar heads the list with 96 fiftiesBoth Dhawan and Rohit started slowly and it was the left-hander who smashed the first boundary of the match when he caressed a full ball from Pat Cummins to the deep extra cover fence. The pressure of the early overs was released when Dhawan slammed three boundaries off Nathan Coulter-Nile in the eighth over. The first boundary was a drive straight down the ground, the second was a cut shot to the deep cover fence while the third was a late-cut to the third man fence.RELATEDAfter going past the landmark, Dhawan pounced on Stoinis by smashing two consecutive boundaries and despite losing Rohit for 57, Dhawan continued his aggression. He blasted two fours off legspinner Adam Zampa and got near to his century by getting an under-edge to a short ball from Pat Cummins as he attempted the upper-cut again. The left-hander raced through the 90s by pulling Zampa to the deep square leg fence and he reached the landmark in dramatic fashion.The left-hander pushed a full ball from Marcus Stoinis to the mid-off region and looked for a single but sent Virat Kohli back half-way down the pitch. The fielder scored a direct hit and the ricochet resulted in a single. Rohit Sharma has always had memorable moments against Australia when it comes to his cricketing career. His first double century came against Australia in 2013 and he has the most centuries in his ODI career against Australia. Rohit has also amassed other records in his career and in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash against Australia at the Kennington Oval, the Mumbai right-hander notched up yet another milestone. Rohit became the fourth player to score 2000 runs in ODIs against Australia. Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-getter with 3077 runs at an average of 44.57 with nine centuries. With Shikhar Dhawan batting aggressively, Rohit was content on playing second fiddle. The batsman pushed legspinner Adam Zampa to long off for a single and he became the fastest to 2000 runs against Australia, achieving the feat in just his 37th game. highlights Virat Kohli hit his 50th fifty in ODIs.Kohli is the seventh Indian to reach 50 ODI fifties.India last won against Australia in the 2011 World Cup.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Fast and furious: Real Madrid acts over fans’ ‘violent actions’

first_imgAfter its title charge in Spain’s La Liga stalled, Real Madrid is planning to take action against supporters who allegedly vandalized cars owned by the club’s players.The squad returned to the Spanish capital following its 2-1 defeat by arch rival Barcelona in the early hours of Monday morning where they were met by fans who were unhappy with their display.It is alleged that cars, including those owned by Gareth Bale and Jese Rodriguez were both targeted, while coach Carlo Ancelotti was also allegedly abused.Real said on its website that it had suspended a club member and banned him from their properties pending an investigation.Three men are alleged to have insulted players and struck at least one of the vehicles.”The club has already identified the individuals responsible, one a Real Madrid member, for these aggressive and violent actions against several of our players,” Real said in the statement. “Details of this member’s identity have been sent to the club’s discipline commission, requesting that it expel the individual from Real Madrid for what is considered a very serious offense.”This afternoon, the discipline commission held an emergency meeting and decided to open a disciplinary investigation and provisionally suspend the individual’s rights as a member and access to the Santiago Bernabéu or any Real Madrid facilities.”Real Madrid has notified Spain’s National Anti-Violence Commission of the incidents that took place, as well as the identities of the individuals responsible, requesting that it apply those sanctions that it considers appropriate”Furthermore, Real Madrid will take any applicable legal action against the individuals responsible for these incidents”According to television pictures captured by Spanish television channel Cuatro, the incident happened when the players failed to stop their cars to speak with fans outside of the club’s Valdebebas training complex. In recent weeks Bale has been singled out for criticism with some supporters claiming the winger is struggling to justify his $120 million price tag.Real Madrid is four points behind leader Barcelona with 10 games of the La Liga season remaining.Supporters are frustrated at the team’s current run of form after it squandered pole position in the title race to Barcelona.Real started the season on fire and set a new Spanish record by winning 22 games in succession.But its form has faltered leading club president Florentino Perez to hold an impromptu press conference to defend Ancelotti only last month. –last_img read more

Devin Booker injury update: Suns star dealing with hamstring issue, no timetable for return

first_imgDevin Booker said he will take things slower this time while he recovers from a re-aggravated hamstring sustained yesterday vs. the Lakers. No timetable on his return #Suns— Gina Mizell (@ginamizell) December 3, 2018Booker scored six points on 3-of-8 shooting and dished out two assists in 17 minutes on the court against the Lakers. Related News Booker, who also missed three games this season because of a similar injury, told reporters Monday he did not have a timetable for his return.  Suns star Devin Booker is dealing with a left hamstring injury.The 22-year-old guard left Phoenix’s 120-96 loss to the Lakers on Sunday after he re-aggravated the injury in the second quarter while running back on defense. He headed into the Phoenix locker room and did not return. Devin Booker on Suns’ future: ‘I’d like to build a super team’ He has averaged 23.5 points and 6.7 assists in 19 appearances in 2018-19.last_img read more

GALLAGHER GETS DONEGAL SENIOR JOB WITH THREE YEAR CONTRACT

first_imgCounty chairman Sean Dunnion congratulates Rory Gallagher on his appointment this evening. Pic Official DonegalBREAKING NEWS: Rory Gallagher has officially been named as the new Donegal senior manager this evening.New Donegal manager Rory Gallagher.The Fermanagh man was handed the position by the Donegal County Board for a three year term with a fourth year available.A statement on the official Donegal GAA website said “Donegal GAA look forward to working with Rory and his backroom team and aim to keep Donegal competing at the top level.” Gallagher takes over from Jim McGuinness, having served with him during the All-Ireland winning run in 2012.Another connection to that team is Maxi Curran who is expected to remain as Under 21 boss.Declan Bonner is expected to be returned as minor manager after a hugely successful season which saw his team reach the All-Ireland final only to be beaten by Kerry.It is unclear at this stage as to who Rory Gallagher will choose as his backroom team but it is believed that Curran will play a role in that set-up.   GALLAGHER GETS DONEGAL SENIOR JOB WITH THREE YEAR CONTRACT was last modified: November 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGAAjobRory Gallagherlast_img read more