Over the past two decades, Fayette County lost about 40% of its farmland. Many residents have lost their connection to agriculture and have little understanding about where their food comes from.It’s not an uncommon story in the rapidly developing Atlanta exurbs, but what is uncommon is the way that the Fayette County Public Schools and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension came together to help rebuild those agricultural connections.On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Georgia Organics and UGA Extension presented the Fayette County Public Schools’ farm-to-school program with the second annual Outstanding Extension Farm-to-School Program Award. The school system’s farm-to-school program also was one of only 22 school systems in the state to win a Golden Radish Platinum Award.”The Golden Radish Award Ceremony is a wonderful time to congratulate all UGA Extension agents who work in farm-to-school efforts. Their hard work often goes unacknowledged, but Extension traditionally serves as a bridge between area farmers and local schools,” said Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture Community and School Garden Coordinator Becky Griffin. “A special congratulations to Fayette County Schools for winning this year’s UGA Extension Outstanding Farm-to-School Program. Their efforts in farm-to-school are exemplary and creative.”UGA Extension, a partner in Georgia Organics Golden Radish Awards program, established the new award to honor the teaching that pulls agriculture into the classroom and introduces students to agricultural concepts. The award also recognizes an exemplary partnership between an outstanding Georgia farm-to-school program and county Extension staff.Fayette County stood out because educators and Extension staff tie the school gardens and their farm-to-school program to the larger community. In one project, students help make jam from strawberries grown in school gardens and distribute the jars of jam to local firefighters. Fayette County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers are very involved in making sure the gardens are suitable for use by all grades and curricula.Receiving the award has given Fayette County’s UGA Extension staff a sense of accomplishment and reassurance that their work is making a positive impact on their community, said Kim Toal, Fayette County Extension coordinator.“Through educational outreach from the University of Georgia, the Extension office engages clientele through a wide array of educational platforms,” Toal said. “We value the partnerships with our schools and work to collaborate on programs that will enhance concepts to engage youth to use a holistic approach regarding their community, county, state and world. Every day we are making a difference in the lives of our citizens through educational programs and partnerships to create a positive community. We are honored to receive this award because it provides a tangible reminder of the impact we are making on the lives of our youth through our continued partnership with our schools.”The Golden Radish Awards honor Georgia school districts for best practices in farm-to-school programs. Best practices include local food procurement, exposing students to new foods through taste tests, and incorporating cooking and gardening activities into classes. This year, Golden Radish partners included Georgia Organics and the Georgia Departments of Agriculture, Education, Public Health, and Early Care and Learning, as well as UGA Extension.For a full list of school districts that have been recognized and to learn more about the award, visit GeorgiaOrganics.org. For more information about the school and community programs offered through UGA Extension, visit ugaurbanag.com/gardens.
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TikTok Ban Enforcement Held Off by US Commerce Department Following Court Ruling: ReportTikTok Ban Enforcement Held Off by US Commerce Department Following Court Ruling: Report
– Advertisement – The US government has decided against enforcing its ban on Chinese-owned social media sensation TikTok to comply with a federal court ruling issued in the national security case, a media report said Thursday.The Wall Street Journal reported the US Commerce Department had decided to hold off on enforcing a Trump administration order to ban the video-sharing app owned by Chinese-based ByteDance.- Advertisement – ByteDance had been given until Thursday to restructure ownership of the app in the United States to meet national security concerns, but it filed a petition in a Washington court this week asking for a delay.The company said in a Tuesday statement that it had asked the government for a 30-day extension because of “continual new requests and no clarity on whether our proposed solutions would be accepted,” but it was not granted.The Trump administration has been seeking to transfer ownership of TikTok to an American business to allay security concerns, but no deal has been finalised.- Advertisement – The move comes after a federal court in Pennsylvania blocked the Trump administration from carrying out the ban, which had been ordered by the White House based on claims the app posed a security threat due to the company’s links to Beijing.According to the report, the Commerce Department said the shutdown order won’t go into effect “pending further legal developments.”Other court cases are also pending on the matter.- Advertisement – Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.
Communication Days started: 16 leading world communication experts in RovinjCommunication Days started: 16 leading world communication experts in Rovinj
Organized by HURA and IAB Croatia, the long-awaited and announced for months festival Days of Communications, the central event of the market communication industry, has begun. These days, Rovinj’s leading experts in the communications industry, lecturers whose functions speak volumes about the quality of content and the power of the festival, and especially the chief creative director of Twitter, campaign manager of US President Donald J. Trump and the voice of the functioning iPhone application on the principle of artificial intelligence – Siri.”This year, a record 3 participants are coming to the Communication Days, almost 000 more than last year. We have raised our own standards, and now we need to exceed the expectations of the participants. We want to offer unique content and enable our colleagues in the Croatian market not only to listen but also to discuss with global leaders in the communications industry.”, Pointed out the director of the Day of Communications and the director of the festival program, Dunja Ivana Ballon, and added:”We want to question global practices that influence the direction of industry development. We did not make the festival easier for the participants; we make them think critically and decide for themselves whether certain practices are correct or not. For the development of quality experts, it is important to hear different opinions and then openly discuss them.”The festival will last for three days and will be held in three halls in parallel. While 16 globally known names will speak in the main hall, in the other two halls the organizers offered rich content, from workshops for students to whom HURA provides free registration fees, to forums for exchange of opinions – debates and PPP (Beers after the program) speak leading domestic industry experts.April 12.04.2018, 2018, – Rovinj – Communication Days XNUMX, national festival of marketing communications at Hotel Lone. Laura Sophie Dornheim.Photo: Matija Habljak / PIXSELL”In addition to top lectures, the festival is also known for the respected professional awards that agencies and advertisers have been waiting for and wishing for throughout the year. ” emphasized Damir Ciglar, a member of the organizing committee of the festival. “All four awards, Effie, IdejaX, MIXX and Young Lions, record an increase, whether in the number of projects or applicants. A total of 215 entries were received for Effie, IdejuX and MIXX with 30 teams entered for the Young Lions competition, and the most prominent will be awarded. “, Concluded Ciglar.These days in Rovinj, the names of the most successful advertisers and agencies in the past year will be announced as part of national professional competitions – Effie for efficiency, IdejaX for creativity, Mixx for digital and Young Lions Croatia for young talent in the industry.For more information on Communication Days, visit the official website of the festival www.danikomunikacija.comRelated news: CROATIAN TOURIST BOARD BRINGS IPHONE CHEESE TO COMMUNICATION DAYS
Joe Biden, with his defense of the Northern Ireland peace accord, has issued a warning to Britain over Brexit and support for an EU bruised by Donald Trump while making it clear he would preside over the Atlantic alliance.”We can’t allow the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland to become a casualty of Brexit,” the Democratic presidential nominee tweeted.”Any trade deal between the US and UK must be contingent upon respect for the Agreement and preventing the return of a hard border. Period,” Biden said. ‘Absolute’ The tweet by Biden, who is of Irish origin and would be just the second Catholic president of the United States if he is elected in November, came as British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was in Washington seeking to reassure Britain’s US ally.”Our commitment to the Good Friday Agreement and to avoid any extra infrastructure at the border between the north and the south is absolute,” Raab said on Wednesday alongside US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.In London, Johnson’s spokesman said the bill being debated in the British parliament was intended “precisely to make sure that the Belfast [Good Friday] Agreement is upheld in all circumstances.”Pompeo for his part said he “had great confidence that they will get this right in a way that treats everyone fairly.”Trump, a fervent supporter of Brexit and Johnson and a frequent critic of the EU, has said that he wants to get a US-UK trade deal done quickly.Nile Gardiner, a fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, accused Biden of “recycling the anti-British talking points of the European Commission.”Brexit will not undermine the Good Friday Agreement,” said Gardiner, a former aide to Britain’s ex-prime minister Margaret Thatcher.”The threats against a US/UK free trade deal from liberals in Washington should be a wakeup call for London,” he said. “The American Left is hugely anti-Brexit, massively pro-EU and even hostile towards Britain.”Trump has accused Biden of being weak and standing up to Britain provides the Democrat with a chance to show he too can bang on the table — even if it is with a nation with which the US enjoys a “special relationship.”It also doesn’t hurt that the target in this case is the pro-Trump Johnson.”Some of us have been arguing that a Biden admin should invest in the UK and EU relationships simultaneously and help both figure out their future relationship beyond trade,” said Thomas Wright, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.Johnson, by pursuing his current course on Brexit, will “dramatically weaken the case for this approach,” Wright said.”It is more likely that the US will invest in the EU relationship and the UK will be on the margins until it abides by its commitments on the Irish border,” he said. Topics : British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has angered the European Union with a proposed law that would breach provisions of the agreement made with the EU in January for Britain’s exit from the 27-nation bloc.The Britain-EU agreement pledges to maintain an open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland and there are fears any reversal could endanger the 1998 peace accord known as the Good Friday Agreement.Besides Biden, the proposed British law has sparked concern among Democratic lawmakers in Washington and put congressional approval of a US-UK trade deal in doubt.Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives, did not mince words. “If the UK violates its international agreements and Brexit undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be absolutely no chance of a US-UK trade agreement passing the Congress,” Pelosi said in a statement.Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and two other committee chairmen with large Irish constituencies, wrote a letter to Johnson.”An Ireland divided by a hard border risks inflaming old tensions that very much still fester today,” they said.”The United States Congress will not support any free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom if the United Kingdom fails to preserve the gains of the Good Friday Agreement and broader peace process,” they added.
Deputy Sports Minister calls for reforms in national teams’ travel arrangementsDeputy Sports Minister calls for reforms in national teams’ travel arrangements
The Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports has called for major reforms in Ghana sports; emphasising on “international engagements”.Paul Enam Hadzide said matters relating to travelling of the national teams need major needs to be looked at to save the country’s name. Speaking to sports programme, Joy Sports Link on Joy FM Saturday, Mr Hadzide said the changes should start with the country’s national teams.“We have to drive major reforms…even before the Commonwealth Games, we had started pushing for some reforms as far as the travel of national teams and federations are concerned.”I think that we should push hard on it and ensure strict compliance,” he told host Nathaniel Attoh.His comment comes a month after he was reinstated by President Nana Akufo-Addo following police investigations which cleared the minister of any wrongdoing in the Commonwealth Visa Scandal. At least 50 persons who claimed to be journalists and were in Australia to cover the Commonwealth Games were arrested and repatriated for bearing false identities.Related: Deputy Sports Minister, Acting NSA DG suspended over visa scandalIt was not clear at the time how the suspects obtained visas to travel out of the country.Reports suggested some officials from the National Sports Authority as well as the ministry facilitated the fraudulent visa acquisitions for them.The incident embarrassed the country with the Australian authorities said to be tightening travel arrangements for otherwise genuine Ghanaians who may be travelling to Australia for business and or pleasure. Related: Akufo-Addo reinstates Deputy Sports Minister, NSA Board ChairMr Hadzide was subsequently suspended and later reinstated by the President after full investigations into the matter.Mr Hadzide added that the Sports Minister himself, Isaac Kwame Asiamah is working to ensure that there are changes in the sports sector.“…when we met the federations some time ago he announced a 10 point agenda a shift from the status quo was what we were pushing. We need to make sure that we enforce those our regulations to the latter,” he said.Watch the video of the discussion below:
Martellus Bennett won’t join brother on Patriots: ‘I’ve found my life’s work’Martellus Bennett won’t join brother on Patriots: ‘I’ve found my life’s work’
Police confirm Tyreek Hill being investigated for 2 separate incidents Michael was acquired by the Patriots in a trade with the Eagles earlier this month. However, Devin and Jason McCourty will remain the only brothers on the team. Swipe. This is why I can’t come out of retirement. I would love to play ball with my brother it would truly be a dream come true. But my biggest dream is to change lives with my creativity and that is what I am currently doing @theimaginationagency these kids don’t need another athlete to look up to or to aspire to be there’s plenty of inspiration out there for that. I want to inspire the next wave of creatives. The storytellers. The engineers. The designers. The doctors. The filmmakers. The composers. Tech moguls. And maybe a few athletes who like me never felt like they belonged in a locker room. I was never one of the guys guys most of my teammates would tell that. I’ve always been a creative who enjoyed competing. I’m playing the game that I was made to play and it’s the most fun I’ve ever had. Scoring touchdowns winning a super bowl has never made me feel the way seeing kids/families/people enjoying things I have created. I’m doing my life’s work fulfilling what I believe to be my life’s purpose. I hope everyone finds something that makes them as happy and as fulfilled as I have with my work @theimaginationagency I appreciate all of the love but this is waaaaayyy bigger than the game of football. Get your copy today. Link in my bioA post shared by Martellus Bennett (@martellusb) on Mar 17, 2019 at 1:04pm PDT”I would love to play ball with my brother; it would truly be a dream come true. But my biggest dream is to change lives with my creativity and that is what I am currently doing,” Martellus wrote, in part. “I appreciate all of the love but this is waaaaayyy bigger than the game of football.”Martellus, 32, was selected by the Cowboys in the second round of the 2008 draft and went on to have stints with the Giants, Bears and Packers in addition to his two stops in New England before retiring last March. Related News NFL free agency rumors: Blake Bortles closing in on deal with Rams Michael Bennett’s brother won’t join him in New England.Retired tight end Martellus Bennett took to Instagram on Tuesday to assure us all he won’t return to the NFL anytime soon. View this post on Instagram
Yes, Joey Logano tried to hold up Chase Elliott at Homestead: ‘You cost me a win, I cost you a win’Yes, Joey Logano tried to hold up Chase Elliott at Homestead: ‘You cost me a win, I cost you a win’
Logano fell two laps down when Hamlin and Elliott passed him. The No. 22 Team Penske Ford had been off the pace at Homestead ever since an early incident on pit road compromised the car’s body. He finished 27th and now sits third behind Elliott in the Cup Series points standings.Hamlin, whose 40th career NASCAR Cup Series win Sunday gave him three on the season to lead all drivers, is seventh in points.Joey Logano spoke to Sporting News on behalf of Panini America, the world’s largest licensed sports and entertainment collectibles company. Logano will be the featured driver on Panini’s Prizm Racing trading card packaging when Prizm Racing is released in September. By purchasing Panini NASCAR trading cards, fans can enter for a VIP experience that awards an opportunity to go behind the scenes with Logano at the 2021 Daytona 500. Naturally, the winner of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway was asked whether his victory was aided by Joey Logano’s aggressive driving in the closing laps. But Denny Hamlin was not sure.”Joey probably ran him pretty hard there,” Hamlin said after the race, referring to an encounter when he and Chase Elliott were racing for the win while passing a lapped Logano. Elliott, of course, accidentally wrecked Logano in the closing laps at Bristol a few weeks back, an incident that sparked a bit of a rivalry after Logano said he had to force an apology. AN UNREAL FINISH!Chase Elliott and Joey Logano crash racing for the lead, and Brad @Keselowski sneaks by to WIN at @BMSUpdates! #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/72G7O9BLDm— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) May 31, 2020Added Hamlin regarding Logano’s apparent hold-up of Elliott at Homestead: “I don’t know. Maybe, maybe not. It’s all speculative. You kind of have to ask Joey.”So we did.”Yeah, of course,” Logano told Sporting News frankly when asked Tuesday whether he changed the way he was driving once Elliott appeared in his mirror. “You race people the way they race you. You can’t do things without repercussions of some sort. You cost me a win, I cost you a win. Those types of things go like that.”I would assume that everyone kind of understands how that stuff works. And you kind of move on from there.”Move on. So does this mean some sort of closure between Logano and Elliott?”We’ll see,” Logano said.MORE: Why exactly Kyle Busch punched Logano in 2017Did Joey Logano prevent Chase Elliott from getting a win at Miami? pic.twitter.com/KtXkEjbV2s— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) June 15, 2020Hamlin, who had already caught and passed Elliott with 29 laps to go on Sunday, insisted Logano’s hard racing against Elliott did not cost Elliott the win. But Hamlin did allow that the impediment occurred while he and Elliott were still battling for the lead.”The way I saw it, (Logano) was very generous to me,” Hamlin said Sunday. “That’s all I know. I appreciated that.”For his part, Elliott when asked after the race about Logano’s aggression refused to answer directly: “I just need to get through lapped traffic better.”