This spring when southeast Georgia farmers started pulling their signature sweet Vidalia onions out of the ground, Daniel Jackson and his staff were preparing their lab for the coming onion onslaught. As soon as they’re cleared for shipping, farmers send bags of onions — hundreds of them — to the University of Georgia Crop Quality Lab in Athens for testing. The UGA lab is tasked with determining how sweet, how spicy and how oniony this year’s Vidalia onions are. “We’ll be running onions all day, every day for the next two months,” said Jackson, who works in the Crop Quality Lab. The Crop Quality Lab is one of the five labs that comprise the UGA Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories, which is best known for performing UGA Extension’s famous spring soil tests for homeowners and farmers. By the time they’re done, the three-person staff will have cored, crushed and analyzed somewhere between 2,500 and 4,000 pounds of onions. Paid for by testing fees and grants from the Vidalia Onion Committee, the lab’s analysis is used by farmers to optimize growing conditions to ensure that next year’s crop is even better. Plant breeders use the information to vet new onion varieties. This is the second growing season the UGA Crop Quality Lab has been open. Last summer, just a few hundred pounds of onions were tested for a UGA Extension variety trial and a handful of onions were tested for private farmers. This year, demand for their service has more than quadrupled. “Last year we analyzed almost entirely research samples. This year we are running a large number of research samples, but have also received quite a few samples from farmers and seed companies as well,” Jackson said. “This week I took a van down to the research center in Lyons and picked up more than 1,000 pounds of onions. I’ll make that trip to Lyons about every two weeks, so there’s definitely a demand for this service.” Yes, it smells like a room full of onions Everyone has a different palate and different preferences when it comes to onions, so it is hard to say — with certainty — what makes a good sweet onion. UGA’s lab quantifies the chemical compounds that make up the Vidalia onion’s distinctly sweet taste. UGA technicians test for sugar content, which makes the onions sweet; lachrymatory factor, which is the specific compound that causes your eyes to water, but also makes the onions hot; and sulfinates, the chemical compounds that give onions that lingering onion taste, Jackson said. To test the onions, they take core samples from 10 individual onions of a certain variety or from a certain field. They crush them using a custom hydraulic press and collect the onion juice. Then, two technicians work in tandem in a laboratory the size of a galley kitchen to test for the chemical compounds. Speed is of the essence as some of the volatile compounds can break down in a matter of minutes, Jackson said. There’s a lot we still don’t know about Georgia’s favorite onion In addition to on-demand testing for farmers and crop breeders, the laboratory is also engaged in two long-term projects with UGA and USDA researchers. The first involves using trained USDA taste testers to identify how people taste different concentrations of sugar, lachrymatory factor and sulfinates in onions. Taste testers will, for instance, rate the hotness of an onion with a known lachrymatory factor concentration on a scale of one to 10. Next summer, having established the connection between the concentrations of flavor compounds and consumers’ taste experience, Jackson and a team of UGA and USDA reseachers will determine the chemical composition of onions that consumers prefer through wide-scale public taste tests. Vidalias’ sweet, mild flavor is the result of the relatively sandy, sulfur-free soil in which they grow. UGA vegetable horticulturalist Tim Coolong is working to find out how much sulfur-containing fertilizer can be applied to an onion field before that mild flavor is sacrificed, Jackson said. The lab A.O. — After Onions These onion projects will keep Jackson’s staff busy through the end of the summer. After onion season the UGA Crop Quality Lab will turn its attention to other produce. They plan to work with Georgia’s fledgling wine grape and olive industries this fall to provide analysis of wine grapes and olive oil. For more information about the services offered by the UGA Crop Quality Lab and other UGA Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories, visit aesl.ces.uga.edu. The Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories is a unit of the UGA Extension within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences whose mission is to provide objective analytical services to agricultural producers, consumers and agribusinesses.
Rutland County Housing Coalition46 Evelyn St., #201Rutland, VT 05701802-775-9286Mon.-Thurs., 8:30-4:30 a.m., Fri., 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Champlain Housing TrustFranklin/Grand Isle13 Lake StreetSt. Albans, VT 05478Tel.: 802-527-2361Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Springfield Development Corp.14 Clinton StreetSpringfield, VT 15156Mon. ‘ Sat., 8 a.m. ‘ 5 p.m.FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call800-462-7585; or call 800-621-3362 if using 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS).FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA either through the U.S. Mail, online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/(link is external)., or to their local Disaster Recovery Center to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses.SBA disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for people with speech or hearing disabilities) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET; Saturday and Sunday from9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail). Applications can also be downloaded from www.sba.gov(link is external) or completed on-line at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/(link is external). Central Vermont Community Land Trust107 North Main StreetBarre, VT 05641Tel.: 802-476-4493Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The FEMA Private Sector electronic newsletter, E-News Update #8 is pasted below and attached. It covers the most current information from FEMA regarding the ongoing disaster recovery efforts for all who have been affected by Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont. FEMA encourages interested parties to forward this free publication to any others you feel may be interested in our outreach initiative or who may need the disaster related information. This week’s E-Newsletter features: · Reiteration of the Registration Deadline for Disaster Assistance (NOVEMBER 15th)· Recovery Update As Of: Close of Business November 2, 2011· FEMA Disaster Assistance Information for Vermonters with Insurance· Updated Disaster Assistance Program Overview, Including the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline· Business Recovery and Small Business Development Center LocationsWith fewer than one in five eligible Vermonters returning their U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loan applications, FEMA and SBA have teamed with Vermont NeighborWorks Organizations to offer more help with the paperwork. The deadline to return the applications is November 15.To date, SBA has mailed out 4,174 applications to Vermont homeowners and renters who have already received grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help them recover from Tropical Storm Irene. Only 782 have been returned, a rate of just under 19 percent.‘If you don’t complete the loan application, then FEMA can’t even consider you for several types of grants’money that is not a loan and does not have to be repaid,’ said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer James N. Russo. ‘You are never required to take a loan. If you want to do the best you can to ensure you receive all available assistance from FEMA, you must return that SBA application. That’s why we’re now offering help at 11 locations around Vermont.’Anyone whom SBA determines to be qualified will be offered a low-interest, disaster recovery loan. Payments can be as low as $50 a month. A loan may be a sensible option for bringing an individual or family back to its pre-disaster situation, since FEMA grants do not usually cover the full cost. But no one is ever required to accept a loan.To talk with an SBA specialist by phone, call 800-659-2955 or 800-877-8339 for people with speech or hearing disabilities. Applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov(link is external) or completed online athttps://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/(link is external).If you would like to complete an application online and do not have access to a computer, please remember that your public library has a computer you can use. WHERE TO GET IN-PERSON HELP COMPLETINGYOUR SBA LOAN APPLICATION VERMONT NEIGHBORWORKS HOME OWNERSHIP CENTERS Champlain Housing Trust88 King StreetBurlington, VT 05401Tel.: 802-862-6244Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. NeighborWorks of Western Vermont110 Marble St.West Rutland, VT 05777Tel. 802-438-2303Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. AttachmentSize FEMA_E-News_Update_8.pdf169.71 KB Flood-Resources-Compiled-by-the-VCF_.pdf360.57 KB SBA_What_You_Need_to_Know_Blue_Logo_5.17.11.pdf163.24 KB Flood_Fact_Sheet_TS_Irene_Amend_6_Ext_Phys_Deadline_10-18-11_1.pdf104.71 KB Windham and Windsor Housing Trust’Satellite Office90 Main StreetSpringfield, VT 050156Tel.: 802-885-3220Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Fri., 8:30-3:30 Brattleboro Development Credit72 Cotton Mill Hill-2nd FloorBrattleboro, VT 05301Mon. ‘ Sat., 8 a.m. ‘ 5 p.m. SBA DISASTER LOAN OUTREACH CENTERS Gilman Housing Trust48 Elm StreetLyndonville, VT 05851Tel.: 802-535-3555Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Windham and Windsor Housing Trust68 Birge StreetBrattleboro, VT 05301Tel.: 802-254-4604Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Fri., 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Town of Hartford Building171 Bridge StreetWhite River Junction, VT 05001Mon. ‘ Fri., 8 a.m. ‘ 5 p.m.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:South Africa has dropped proposals to boost supply from nuclear plants in its latest energy blueprint and will increasingly harness renewable sources as it trims a reliance on coal.“There will be a study to determine if more nuclear is needed after 2030,” Energy Minister Jeff Radebe told reporters in Pretoria on Monday. “But until then, there is no increase in nuclear generation envisaged.”The long-awaited update of the country’s Integrated Resource Plan for power sector spending, the first in eight years, calls for the biggest increase in capacity from wind and natural gas.Wind and natural gas are each projected to increase by 8,100 megawatts of capacity, while 5,670 megawatts will come from solar and 2,500 megawatts from hydropower, according to the plan. Coal, which currently makes up the bulk of the country’s energy source, will add 1,000 megawatts. The Department of Energy, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa and state-owned utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. are tasked with carrying out the proposals.President Cyril Ramaphosa has this year overseen the replacement of Eskom’s leadership as he seeks to attract $100 billion of investment to the country. A program to add more renewable power from independent producers has been revived.“There is significant change in the energy mix post 2030, which is mainly driven by decommissioning of old coal power plants that reach their end of life,” Radebe said. Close to 30 gigawatts of Eskom’s coal fleet is to reach end-of-life by 2040, according to the draft document.More: South Africa drops nuclear, adds renewables in energy plan New South Africa plan looks to cut coal reliance, expand renewables
Matt Gillett playing for the Australian Kangaroos Rugby League team. Picture: Grant Trouville.It is now under contract after being on the market for only a couple of weeks.Records show the couple bought the property for $670,000 in 2014 — the same price it traded for in 2011. FORMER HOTELIER’S HOME FOR SALE More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours ago HONEY BADGER’S MANCAVE HITS THE MARKET CRICKET GREAT SELLING UP Rugby league star Matt Gillett has sold a home in Albany Creek. Picture: realestate.com.au. Brisbane Broncos’ forward Matt Gillett with his wife, Skye, and daughter Harper. Picture: Peter Wallis.BRISBANE Bronco Matt Gillett has found a buyer for the home he owns with his wife, Skye, in the city’s northern suburbs.The Australian Kangaroos Rugby League forward listed the five-bedroom, two-bathroom family home in Albany Creek for offers over $719,000 late last month. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The kitchen in the Albany Creek home Matt Gillett and his wife have sold. Picture: realestate.com.au.Gillett made his debut for the Broncos in 2010 and played a key part in the Kangaroo’s World Cup triumph late last year.He also owns a four-bedroom, two-bathroom lowset brick house in North Lakes, which he bought for $415,000 in 2010. The deck on the Albany Creek home Matt Gillett and his wife have sold. Picture: realestate.com.au.Described as a “modern family home”, the property is on an elevated, 913 sqm block of land at the top of a quiet cul-de-sac.The pair plan to build their forever home in the nearby suburb of Warner where they bought a 6000 sqm, hilltop parcel of land for $800,000 in a deal that settled in February last year. Inside the Albany Creek home Matt Gillett and his wife have sold. Picture: realestate.com.au. Inside the Albany Creek home Matt Gillett and his wife have sold. Picture: realestate.com.au.
Tweet 16 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share Share LocalNews Fire Officer advises public to educate themselves on chain of survival by: – May 23, 2011 The Dominica Fire and Ambulance Service is sending out a call to the public to educate themselves on the chain of survival which entails the critical action taken to treat life threatening emergencies.Fire Officer Tony Jno.Baptiste says many times certain incidents occur and people are left helpless because of lack of training.Jno. Baptiste says Cardio Vascular Disease is the leading cause of death among adults in the United States, with almost half a million people dying from that disease.He says it is important for one to know the role they can play in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest and more so to familiarize themselves with their emergency response numbers.Dominica Vibes News
Thursday (9-5) – Boys Soccer vs. Jac-Cen-Del at Batesville.Varsity will play at 5:00 PM followed by one JV half.Listen to the game on WRBI starting around 5. Batesville Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Seymour on Monday (9-9) starting at Batesville with a 6:00 PM start.There will be no JV half played.Cross Country at Connersville Invitational on Tuesday (9-24).Boys Race – 5:30 PM. Girls Race – 6:00 PM. Reserve open race following.Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.,Batesville Boys Varsity Soccer vs. Seymour on Monday (9-9) starting at Batesville with a 6:00 PM start.There will be no JV half played.Cross Country at Connersville Invitational on Tuesday (9-24).Boys Race – 5:30 PM. Girls Race – 6:00 PM. Reserve open race following.Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.
On Saturday night in NBT Bank Stadium, the Syracuse Chiefs didn’t play. Instead, there was a pregame wedding, an eight-foot tall golden fork, salt potato pizza, potato sack races and taekwondo. All took place in the freshly named Tater Town, where the Chiefs changed their name to the Salt Potatoes, the Red Wings turned into the Plates and Jose “Mashed Potatoes” Marmolejos homered amid the quirkiness.Josh Shub-Seltzer | Staff PhotographerThere was a baseball game — called Duel for the Dishes — but it was just a sideshow. As the Salt Potatoes took batting practice, a couple stated their vows on the venue’s party deck.The wedding had been planned for this specific weekend. Katie Brown, a Syracuse native, had introduced her new husband, Jared Forst, to salt potatoes earlier in their relationship because the buttery delicacy is a staple of central New York. Forst hails from Ohio and had never experienced the side dish.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s like addicted now,” the now-Katie Forst said.“It was kind of weird, the wedding thing,” Marmolejos “Mashed Potatoes” said. Like the rest of the Salt Potatoes, and the team itself, the outfielder had his name altered to a food for the game.The wedding took place beyond the right-field wall. Marmolejos warned them it wasn’t a safe spot.“I yelled at them, ‘Hey watch out, don’t get hit with a ball,’” Marmolejos recalled. “That was the first time I’ve seen that. That was kind of different.”Billy Heyen | Assistant Sports EditorAs game time approached and fans filed in, they had their first opportunity to take part in the starch-dedicated evening. Syracuse dished out bobbleheads, depicting a Salt Potato standing on the Plates logo, to the first 1,000 people in the stadium, in addition to season-ticket holders.One father and son pair received bobbleheads. But that’s not why they were early: The pair was in attendance to watch a younger brother perform in a pregame taekwondo demo. That meant they were walking around carrying three boxed bobbleheads. The older brother plans on keeping his saved in the box. It’s a collector’s item, after all. As the father held his bobbleheads, Master Pryor’s Taekwondo students aligned on the third-base side of the diamond. With music playing, they smashed boards with their hands and feet.That father and two sons grouping tries to make the half-hour drive to the ballpark from Palermo at least once a year. With his son performing martial arts on the field before the game, Saturday was the night.Brian Goodheart, from Phoenix, has never collected bobbleheads — but maybe the salt potato bobblehead, his first, might start a collection, he said. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 27, 2018 at 11:55 pm Contact Billy: email@example.com | @Wheyen3 Goodheart can keep the bobblehead, but he couldn’t bring home the night’s biggest attraction: an eight-foot tall fork.The fork was available before and during the game for photos in the stadium’s main concourse. But minutes before first pitch, Syracuse general manager Jason Smorol walked out toward the mound with the fork in hand.Smorol called the ‘Dishes game the “single most important game in the history of minor league baseball.” In all, 6,221 fans celebrated what Smorol called “the most underrated, underappreciated side dish of all time.”And that’s why Smorol made sure the potato wouldn’t be forgotten, at least for one night.As was only fitting in Tater Town on Saturday, the first pitches were thrown with salt potatoes. The Forsts threw theirs together. They stood back-to-back on the mound and both fired strikes to Scooch, one of Syracuse’s mascots.Rochester began the “Plates” promotion last season in homage to the famed “Garbage Plate,” which originated in Rochester. The dish features macaroni salad, home fries, two hamburgers and meat sauce.Kennys Vargas is a first baseman and designated hitter for the Rochester Red Wings. Visible are the layers of a garbage plate, and the lettering “Plates” is across his chest.Chris David, from Rochester, is a super fan. His girlfriend lives in Fayetteville, so it was a multi-purpose trip down Interstate 90. He arrived at about 1 p.m., in time to make it to the Rochester team bus and have players sign his Plates flag.“Because they have this whole food rivalry thing, it’s pretty interesting and fun,” David said.Before the third inning of baseball got underway, potatoes raced potatoes.Three kids headed out to the third base line and picked up potato sacks. They stepped right in and hopped up and down the third-base side. They were cheered on by both of the usual Syracuse mascots, Scooch and Pops.A few innings later, the wedding party returned, most having changed out of their full ceremony garb. They played a variation of the hot potato game. Teams would form as pairs, and the women would lob potatoes over their shoulder for their partner to run down and catch in their potato sack.As Syracuse struggled with its bats to plate runs, fans did no better. Dizzy bat, a popular minor league gimmick, tasks children with standing over a baseball bat and put their forehead on the knob, pressed to the ground. Then, they spin around the bat 10 times. Naturally, they’re very dizzy, but in this variation, they were forced to run to pick up a potato sack.After wobbling to the potato sack, they hopped back toward their original spot next to the bats. While the kids struggled to jog to the potato sack, it seemed that dizziness affected hopping less than running — all contestants made it back to the finish line without any dramatic falls.In what seemed like the night’s secondary act, Marmolejos turned on a first-pitch fastball and sent it soaring toward the party deck in right field. It landed right where the wedding had taken place hours earlier.After the homer put Syracuse in the lead, 1-0, the Salt Potatoes’ Twitter account wrote a tweet that began “Spudnificent!!”. But the night was not to stay as such — Rochester came back to win, 3-1. With victory in hand, the Plates could now claim the night’s biggest prize.At the game’s conclusion, the Rochester Plates were granted the eight-foot tall Golden Fork. With Rochester general manager Dan Mason unable to attend, Grant Anderson was handed the fork. Anderson works as an on-field host for Rochester.He was joined in claiming the fork by two members of the Rochester coaching staff, manager Joel Skinner and pitching coach Stu Cliburn, and Salt Potatoes’ GM Smorol.On a night which featured salt potatoes, garlic parmesan salt potatoes, salt potato pizza and salt potato hot dogs on sale in the ballpark, fans were given a final perk free of charge: fireworks.Red, blue and gold illuminated the sky. Different sizes of burst and volume echoed through Tater Town. A common conclusion to a night at the ballpark. The fireworks could’ve been on any Saturday night — there were no salt potatoes.Photos by Staff Photographer Josh Shub-Seltzer Comments
Syracuse fans got their first look at the 2019-20 Orange men’s basketball team during the Orange Madness scrimmage on Friday night in the Carrier Dome. SU is replacing four starters from last season and the Orange showed all five players of its class of newcomers in the orange and white scrimmage.Here’s what our beat writers had to say after the scrimmage. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 11, 2019 at 11:23 pm
Switching attentions to the Ulster Bank League and it was a day of differing results for the Tipperary teams in Division 2A.Nenagh Ormond won 37-3 at Seapoint, but Cashel went down by 33-12 away to Old Wesley.
â€œStaying together to see out the game after the team was reduced to 10 men must be applauded. These boys braced all odds to achieve a result that will see the team play in their first final since the inception of CHAN.“I must commend the team for a job well done despite coming with a great price tag. We were all worried when the captain and number 1 choice goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa got injured earlier in the first half and had to be replaced by Dele Ajiboye.â€œWith strings of world-class saves, Ajiboye proved to be a dependable hand that any team would have wanted on such a night when the Sudanese threw everything at the team,â€ the minister noted with relish.Speaking ahead of the finals, Dalung enjoined the team to go all out on Sunday and shock Morocco by winning the title.Despite admitting that playing against the host in the final of any competition is the toughest task any team can embark on, he is optimistic about the teamâ€™s chances against Morocco who earlier defeated Libya 3-1 in extra time are bright.â€œMr President is watching the tournament and following the progress of the team. With Nigerians always wanting to win, bringing the title home will be the perfect way to satisfy Nigerians.â€Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has congratulated the Home-based Eagles for clinching a ticket to the final of the CHAN 2018 after a 1-0 victory over Sudan.â€œI am so excited about this team and millions of football loving Nigerians who are rooting for the team to succeed in Morocco.â€œThey have shown that they are a work in progress as they continue to improve with every game,â€ stressed Dalung.The minister praised the team for staying strong in the face of adversity to qualify for their first final since the inception of the competition after Ifeanyi Ifeanyi got sent off very early in the second half for a second bookable offence of the night.