first_imgGeorgia’s recent drought led University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter to caution farmers about planting cover crops this winter.Porter said the decision to plant cover crops depends on the grower’s individual situation.“Growers who want to plant a cover crop to protect from erosion and other elements, as well as to keep some nutrients in the soil, should probably go ahead and do it,” Porter said. “It’s a risk because we don’t know when it will rain, and it could potentially be a waste of money.”Although south Georgia received its first significant rain in more than two months the past two weeks, soil is still dry in some fields. For cover crops to be effective, they’ll need moisture. Porter believes irrigation could also be useful, although many ponds that are used for irrigation are very low.“Growers may want to run a pivot over the top of their cover crops to get them emerged and growing,” Porter said. “Light irrigation to help get the cover crop established so it can do its job might be recommended this year because of the drought. I have heard many producers saying that they have planted a cover crop that still hasn’t emerged due to the lack of rainfall and soil moisture.”Farmers normally plant cover crops in the winter to trap moisture in the soil from winter rain. Cover crops also protect against soil erosion, keep weeds from growing and restore nutrients in the ground.“Typical cover crops are rye, wheat or any grass or vegetative cover that sits on the field over the winter,” Porter said. “It’s usually burned down or removed before planting in the spring. In some instances, farmers will roll the cover crop down and plant directly into it with a strip-till rig.”While growers don’t put a lot of resources into cultivating cover crops, they will sometimes apply a little fertilizer to get the crops started.There is no real alternative to cover cropping that accomplishes the same job, according to Porter. Porter said that putting some resources into cover cropping may be beneficial in the long term, but growers should know where to draw the line.“I definitely would not put the same resources into a cover crop as I would my typical row crops that I’m trying to produce,” Porter said.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By NY Auto GiantThe new 2015 Volkswagen Golf proves that a car can be both functional and unique. With minor changes made to the exterior, people will be sure to instantly spot this German-engineered masterpiece. With an impressive fuel economy of 25/37 mpg and notable amount of storage space, the 2015 Golf is the perfect hatchback to take on a fun, summer road trip. Not only will you get far, but you’ll be able to fit up to five passengers and your belongings comfortably.Though there have been only slight alterations made to the Golf’s exterior, that doesn’t mean there haven’t been any improvements. For instance, its height has been lowered and its track has been widened. Plus, this new models weighs less than the 2014 model by 80 pounds! There are several different exterior colors to choose from, including Tornado Red, Silk Metallic Blue, Platinum Gray Metallic, Black and Tungsten Silver Metallic. NY Auto Giant can put you behind the wheel of the all-new 2015 Volkswagen Golf today!The Golf possesses strength beneath the hood, too, touting 150 to 170 horsepower. Consumers also have several options regarding the engine: The 1.8T, which is available in both two-door and four-door models, and the 2.0TDI Clean Diesel, which is available in the four-door model. Car and Driver is enthusiastic about the TSI model’s manual transmission, declaring: “The manual TSI is 0.9-second quicker to 60 mph than the TSI automatic, a full second quicker than the dual-clutch-auto TDI diesel, and 1.5-seconds quicker than the manual diesel.”Standard features include an LED lightning, touchscreen sound system, multi-functional steering wheel and Bluetooth connectivity. The Golf SEL boasts front comfort sport seats and the Golf S can be purchased equipped with a sunroof. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a sunroof for the upcoming, beautiful, summer days?Of course it would!Click Here To Learn More About NY Auto GiantOther cool features include a Fender Audio System and six-speed automatic transmission. Kelley Blue Book also talks about the “driver assistance package—available throughout the Golf line—features forward-collision warning, and front and rear park-distance control.”With prices starting as low as $17,995, Car and Driver calls the Golf “phenomenal” and “a pleasure to drive.”To get into your Volkswagen Golf today, stop by Atlantic Volkswagen and ask for Romain Perkins.last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Warning: Yee be warned, herein lies spoilers galore!If there’s anything we can definitively declare about HBO’s spellbinding hit series Westworld, it’s that nothing is what it seems—absolutely nothing.And as we prepare for the season finale—wait, we’ve already sat through nine hours of sex-crazed debauchery?—the show’s maniacal creators have given us the big reveal fans have been craving for, and one that its legion of fans had long suspected: that good ol’ Bernard is none other than Dr. Ford’s oft-mentioned park co-creator: Arnold.That well-intended shocker, however satisfying, was hardly the biggest surprise of the Sunday’s episode. We were all distracted by the Bernard-is-really-Arnold-now-it-all-makes-sense smokescreen that the creators so cleverly used to conceal from us the episode’s deepest and darkest secret to date, one in which we hardly had the bandwidth to immediately recognize the enormity of it all as the park’s facade crumbled before us: William—yes, Dolores’ wide-eyed companion—is actually the same character as the Man in Black.Of course, this hasn’t been confirmed by the big wigs running the show, but all the clues are there: William somehow uses the very same knife the Man in Black has in his clutches, how they both appear to be wearing the same shirt in a previous episode, William’s primal rage finally—and horrifically—revealing itself in a bloodbath, and the episode’s not-so-veiled ending in which a silhouette of a man who appears to be William emerges, staring at Dolores. “William?” she asks. Yes, well, no, it’s the Man in Black. But yes, it’s William, at least we think so.Related: 5 Real-Life ‘Stranger Things’-Montauk, Long Island ParallelsConfused? Let’s explain. Fans have theorized that Dolores’ storyline is actually a different timeline than the rest of the show we’re watching, speculating that we’re witnessing events take place 30 years in the past. It’s an early period when the park had just opened. An initially apprehensive William eschews the purported pleasures the park offers but seems to be interested in discovering something greater.More clues are offered in the show’s penultimate episode. Take, for example, William’s sadistic colleague, Logan, who guts Dolores so he could showcase her robotic skeleton—a stark difference from the latest host models, which most resemble the human body. Or the aforementioned knife William uses to slaughter Logan’s brigade of apparent outlaws that just so happens to resemble the same weapon the Man in Black carries around.These clues may all seem circumstantial, until we see Dolores escaping captivity at the urging of William, who proclaims, “I’ll find you.”That takes us to the episode’s final moments when the Man in Black stumbles upon William’s new love. “Hello, Dolores,” says William, err, the Man in Black.The Dolores-William-Man in Black connection was hardly the evening’s only revelation. We also learn that Dolores killed Arnold. Why? We don’t know yet, but we’re hoping the finale offers more answers.As the season’s conclusion approaches, we’ll have to see if Maeve and Hector, whom she’s roped into her plot to flee the park once and for all, are successful. She’s been prodigious so far, so why not?In Westworld, nothing would surprise us.(Featured photo credit: HBO/Westworld)last_img read more

first_imgFor the most up to date information, go to the NYSEG Power Outage Map by clicking here. As of 5:30 p.m. Friday, NYSEG is reporting dozen of outages. Most power outages are located southeast of Binghamton. (WBNG) — NYSEG is reporting multiple power outages in our area Friday afternoon.center_img For more information on the weather Friday evening, click here.last_img

first_img Asian Pacific American Affairs,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the appointment of five civic, labor, and community leaders to serve on the Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs. The new commissioners, along with 16 returning commissioners, were sworn in by Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres in the Capitol Reception Room.“The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community today is still facing remarkable challenges in accessing equitable education, language access for government services, civil rights protections, and capital to create and expand small businesses, which is why it’s so important to have a strong statewide advocacy arm in my Commission for Asian Pacific American Affairs,” Gov. Wolf said. “This Commission has worked tirelessly over the past two years to represent the best interests of our diverse AAPI communities, and with the addition of these five new members who are equally as passionate and dedicated, we will work together to ensure that AAPIs have access to state resources and that their rights are protected.“Now more than ever, it is critically important for our diverse AAPI communities to be active and engaged, to tell our stories to policymakers so they have a better understanding of the incredible diversity within our community in addition to the needs of our AAPI communities as they write policy that will affect us,” said Commission Chair Bibhuti Aryal. “The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs looks forward to continuing to work with Governor Wolf and other policymakers on behalf of the diverse AAPI communities of Pennsylvania.”The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, which was created by Executive Order and consists of volunteer members, is responsible for advising the governor on policies, procedures, legislation, and regulations that affect the AAPI communities; develop, review and recommend to the governor policies in the area of health and human services, housing, education, employment, business formation and other relevant areas; provide appropriate assistance and advice to state agencies, including the Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority, and work with the Bureau of Workforce Planning, Development, and Equal Employment Opportunity within the Office of Human Resources and Management in the Governor’s Office of Administration to strengthen the enforcement of the commonwealth’s anti-discriminatory hiring, retention and promotion policies; serves as a liaison to federal, state, and local agencies to ensure that programs affecting AAPIs are effectively utilized and promoted; serve as a resource for community groups and provide forums for developing strategies and programs that will expand and enhance the civic, social, educational, cultural, and economic status of AAPI communities; identify programs, scholarships, mentoring programs, sources of funding or other resources for the benefit and advancement of AAPIs; and promote the cultural arts of the AAPI communities throughout the commonwealth.Below is a full list of the newly appointed members of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs:New AppointeesAntonia Domingo, Esq. (Allegheny County)Rep. Patty Kim (Dauphin County)Marian M. Lien (Allegheny County)Dr. Sue Mukherjee (Cumberland County)Richard Tsai Ting (Allegheny County)Re-Appointed CommissionersBibhuti Aryal (Allegheny County)Brad Baldia (Philadelphia County)Rob Buscher (Philadelphia County)Dr. A. Suresh Canagarajah (Centre County)Dr. Shuhua Fan (Lackawanna County)Anuj Gupta, Esq. (Philadelphia County)Naimah Hares (Philadelphia County)Amy J. Hever (Chester County)Dr. Fariha I. Khan (Delaware County)Pearl Kim, Esq. (Dauphin County)Dr. Helene K. Lee (Cumberland County)Thomas S. Lee, Esq. (Dauphin County)Hani White (Philadelphia County)Carol Wong (Philadelphia County)Kay Kyungsun Yu, Esq. (Philadelphia County)Wen Qin Zhang (Cumberland County)For more information on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, contact or 717.787.5825 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Names Five New Members to Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairscenter_img October 23, 2017last_img read more

first_img58 Marine Pde, Miami.Nikki Murray from Ron London Estate agents said the home was a magnet for locals who were desperate for the remaining beachfront blocks. “The auction cracked at $3 million,” Ms Murray said. Mrs Murray said it was an emotional sale for the owner Laurence Kathage, who bought the 678sq m block back in 1965. “It was an emotional sale for the family but they have decided they were ready to let it go,” she said.“Laurence’s sons were at the auction on behalf of him as the family doesn’t live in the house.“There were well over a hundred people on the property and it was predominantly Gold Coasters.” A previous sale on the street saw a stunning four-level property at No. 114 sell in five minutes for $3.025 million in February. 58 Marine Pde, Miami.A ONE-bedroom beach shack with peeling paint has sold under the hammer for a mind-boggling $3 million. On the market for the first time since it was built, the home at 58 Marine Pde has been in the Kathage family for 52 years.The auction started at $2.5 million with three bidders battling it out to secure the ’50s beachfront property. 58 Marine Pde, Miami.In less than 20 minutes the house sold to a young Gold Coast couple who plan to demolish the property and build their dream home. With an original Hills hoist in the back yard and no evidence of a front door, Ron London Estates principal Ron London said it was the beachfront land the buyers were after. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“There is no parking on the streetfront either which has been really attractive to buyers,” he said. “The bidders were purely after the land.”last_img read more

first_imgThe decision to close 1,100 Radio Shack stores nationwide has different consequences for local retailers.Electronics company Radio Shack recently announced plans to restructure and close 1,100 stores as sales have been declining.The nationwide decision has different consequences for two local retailers.The news did not fare well for Greensburg Electronics. The store will be closing possibly by the end of the month. A store manager revealed that a close-out sale is currently ongoing, and residents are encouraged to stop by the store on Freeland Road. The business is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.Geis Electronics Inc., has been in business for five decades in downtown Batesville and the store owner confirmed that the store will not be impacted by Radio Shack consolidation efforts.“We’ve been in business for 52 years and we are going to stay here to serve the community,” said owner Al Geis.“As long as they can supply us we will certainly keep their product in line. For any reason, Radio Shack would go out of business we have other sources to get electronic products and accessories,” Geis said.The business on E. George Street specializes in several other products including televisions, furniture, bedding and home automation. Geis Electronics is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgAURORA, Ind. — Tuesday afternoon, the Indiana State Police with the Dearborn County Sheriff’s department were involved in a police pursuit.The pursuit ended in a collision which closed the eastbound lanes of US 50 near Texas Gas Road west of Aurora, according to the Indiana State Police.Police say at least one person was injured in the crash, and an air ambulance was called to the scene.The crash is still under investigation, and names have not yet been released.last_img

first_imgRahm now enjoys a four-shot edge heading into Sunday’s final round. He took control with four straight birdies on the back nine before closing with consecutive pars.Danny Willett is alone in fourth place, six shots back and one ahead of Jason Day and Henrik Norlander. Tiger Woods shot a 71 after barely making Friday’s cut. He’s 10 strokes back.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNFL tells teams training camps will open on time Update on the latest sports HORSE RACING-HASKELLDr Post wins Haskell StatesOCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Dr Post surprisingly took the lead at the start and held off a late challenge by Ny Traffic to capture the $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park.Ridden magnificently by Joe Brave in his first ride on the colt, Dr Post covered the 11/8 mile Grade 1 stakes in 1:50.46. The win was the third in four starts this year for the Todd Pletcher-trained colt, with his only loss coming against Tiz the Law in the Belmont Stakes last month.Odds-on favorite Authentic finished a disappointing third in failing to give trainer Bob Baffert his record-extending ninth win in the event. RUSSIA-FIGURE SKATER DEATHFormer world junior skating champion Alexandrovskaya diesSYDNEY (AP) — Former world junior pairs figure skating champion Ekaterina Alexandrovskaya has died. The Australian Olympic Committee says the 20-year-old died Friday in Moscow. The cause of death wasn’t disclosed. Alexandrovskaya obtained Australian citizenship and competed for her adopted country in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics with skating partner Harley Windsor. The pair won the 2017 world junior title.NASCAR-WALLACE-BUMPER — Former major league umpire Rick Reed died Saturday at 70. Reed first worked a handful of American League games in 1979 before eventually becoming a full-time ump in the big leagues four years later. He worked the classic seven-game World Series between Minnesota and Atlanta in 1991 and also received All-Star assignments in 1986 and 1998.PGA-MEMORIALRahm shines while co-leaders struggle at MemorialDUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — The fast greens were to Jon Rahm’s liking Saturday as he took over the Memorial lead at Muirfield Village.Rahm began play one shot back before carding a 68, while previous co-leaders Ryan Palmer and Tony Finau (FEE’-now) shot 73. — Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman doesn’t know if he has time to be ready for their season opener following a scary journey in his battle with COVID-19. The four-time All-Star revealed Saturday that he had a high temperature of 104.5 degrees early in his battle with the disease and prayed for his life. He said Saturday was his ninth consecutive day without symptoms, which also included body aches, chills and a temporary loss of his senses of taste and smell. — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán (hehr-MAHN’) says he is not retiring from baseball and apologized for suggesting as much in an Instagram post on Friday. Germán is serving an 81-game ban for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy last summer. He posted Friday night words in Spanish that translated to, “I’ve left baseball. Thanks everyone.” But he wrote Saturday in Spanish and English that he was “very sorry for the unsettling post.”— Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (leh-MAY’-hyoo) isn’t sure if he’ll be ready for Thursday’s season opener after missing much of preseason camp because of a positive coronavirus test. LeMahieu finally reported to camp this week after testing positive at his home in Michigan last month. The three-time Gold Glove winner participated in his first practice Friday.— Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has rejoined the Orioles after missing the start of summer camp following a positive test for the coronavirus. Smith hopes to be ready to play in Baltimore’s opener at Boston on July 24. He tested positive when camp opened early this month. — Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann is going on the 45-day injured list because of a strained right forearm. Manager Ron Gardenhire said the right-hander doesn’t need surgery and could return at the end of this abbreviated season. He went 1-13 with a 6.91 ERA last year and has struggled to stay healthy while with the Tigers. UNDATED (AP) — The NFL has informed teams their training camps will open on time.League executive Troy Vincent sent a memo to general managers and head coaches on Saturday informing them rookies are to report by Tuesday, quarterbacks and injured players by Thursday and all other players should arrive by July 28.The league and the NFL Players Association are still discussing testing for the coronavirus and other health and safety protocols. Union leadership expressed several concerns in a 90-minute conference call with reporters Friday.However, under the collective bargaining agreement, the NFL can impose report dates.In other developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic: F1-HUNGARIAN GPHamilton takes Hungarian GP pole position ahead of BottasBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. It’s Hamilton’s second straight pole this season and record-extending 90th of his Formula One career.He was 0.107 seconds quicker than Bottas and 0.93 faster than Racing Point driver Lance Stroll.Hamilton has won seven times at the Hungaroring. The veteran British driver needs one more to equal F1 great Michael Schumacher’s single-track record of eight wins, when the French GP was held at Magny-Cours.center_img Associated Press Wallace bumper auctioned off by rival driverFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A charity will become the benefactor of a wreck during NASCAR’s qualifying race for Wednesday’s All-Star event at Bristol.Bubba Wallace wrecked out of the race after he was turned from behind by Michael McDowell as they raced nose to tail with William Byron. An irritated Wallace was later seen walking away after the damaged bumper was deposited at McDowell’s team hauler.McDowell’s team retrieved the bumper and the driver put it in an on-line auction to raise money for Motor Racing Outreach, a Christian ministry. The bid price was over $15,000 by Saturday afternoon. July 18, 2020 The Canadian government has turned down the Blue Jays’ request for an exemption that would have allowed them to play regular-season games in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. .Major League Baseball needed an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must self-isolate for 14 days. The team had previously been given clearance by city and provincial governments to play regular-season games at Toronto’s Rogers Centre but needed approval from Canada’s federal government.In a statement, Canada’s immigration minister said the government determined that the cross-border travel required for regular-season play “would not adequately protect Canadians’ health and safety.”The team’s alternate sites for home games include its training facility in Dunedin, Florida, which is among the states that are virus hotspots. They also could use Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, which is home to Toronto’s Triple-A affiliate and just across the Niagara River from Canada.In other MLB news: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-NEWSCanada won’t give Blue Jays exemption to play in TorontoUNDATED (AP) — There will be no Major League Baseball action in Canada this year. — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has confirmed that Eric Bledsoe tested positive for COVID-19, and remains cautiously optimistic the veteran point guard will be ready for the restart of the season. The coach’s comments came one day after multiple reports indicated that Bledsoe said he had tested positive but was asymptomatic.— The first exhibition games of the NBA restart will go a little more quickly than usual as players become acclimated to competition following the suspension of the season. The NBA is tweaking the rules for those initial matchups, going with 10-minute quarters instead of the usual 12 minutes.— Edmonton Oilers defenseman Caleb Jones says he tested positive for the coronavirus before training camp. Jones said he completed his 14 days of isolation before camp started, but was held out of main sessions for the first three days as he tried to get himself back up to speed. Toronto’s Auston Matthews is the only other NHL player to acknowledge a positive test in a media interview.— Arizona has three positive coronavirus tests among 83 football players still on campus for voluntary offseason workouts. Two were asymptomatic and all three entered department protocols for self-isolation. Arizona has performed 366 test encounters including PCR, antigen and antibody testing among the players already on campus before the school paused bringing additional student-athletes to campus earlier this month.— There will be fans in the massive grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Cup Series race this weekend. Sunday’s race will be the first major sporting event in Texas in more than four months to allow spectators. It could be one of the largest gatherings of any kind in the state since the start of the pandemic. A state-approved plan would allow 50% capacity Sunday at the track with about 135,000 seats, but the crowd is expected to be closer to the 20,000 that attended this week’s All-Star race at Bristol.last_img read more

first_imgThe panel included School of Journalism Director Geneva Overholser, Alhambra Source Editor Daniela Gerson and representatives from Annenberg’s local online news projects Alhambra Source, Intersections South L.A and Metamorphosis Project. The three projects aim to improve community engagement through journalism.Overholser said the new Civic Engagement and Journalism Initiative works to merge scholarship from Annenberg with the skills introduced in the journalism major together to investigate how to create local news that promotes civic engagement in diverse communities.“Journalism is right now figuring out how best to help people engage in the life of the community, and that’s what this initiative focuses on,” Overholser said. “It’s particularly exciting — and unique, really — that we can bring the talents of scholarly researchers and journalism professional together.”Gerson said Annenberg’s scholarly research into increasing community involvement through journalism is unique.“There’s a proliferation of hyper local news sites across the country, most of which would like to increase civic engagement,” Gerson said. “But few, if any, are engaged in research about how to make that happen.”Launched in 2010, Alhambra Source is a multilingual local news source that is part of a joint research project at USC Annenberg’s Communication School’s Metamorphosis Project and the School of Journalism. The online publication is entirely composed of writing from more than 30 community contributors who submit first-person stories and serve as “natural translators” to their predominately Asian and Latino suburban community.The Alhambra Source is published in English, Chinese and Spanish, making the site accessible to the vast majority of the community.Esmee Xavier, an Alhambra Source contributor, said providing information to the community is an invaluable service.“If it weren’t for the Source, there would be no easily accessible source of news in Alhambra,” Xavier said. “Most people didn’t even know there were City Council member elections.”Prior to launching Alhambra Source, the Western San Gabriel Valley, which includes Alhambra, ranked as having the lowest sense of belonging out of six neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area, according to the Metamorphosis project, which studies urban communities. Civic participation was at an all-time low with the 2010 municipal elections being canceled when no candidate challenged any of the five incumbents up for re-election.Joanna Wu, a 2007 Annenberg graduate and a member of the Alhambra community, said the news outlet helped reverse the lack of civic engagement.“Just knowing that Alhambra Source is there makes you more interested in the city, it makes you more proud of it,” Wu said. “With other news sources like Patch, sometimes they just grab news from wherever. But with Alhambra Source, there’s an editor who is researching the news, editing it, checking for accuracy — it is journalism at work.”Xavier also said the Alhambra Source is important for local communities since it provides unbiased analysis rather than advocacy.“The local paper is by the Chamber of Commerce, and they don’t really cover the stories that open people’s eyes to issue that are actually happening,” Xavier said. A  roundtable of reporters and experts discussed Tuesday the ways in which local journalism can increase civic engagement, the subject of a new initiative from the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism.Roundtable · Panelists discussed the multilingual Alhambra Source news site, part of an Annenberg initiative to increase community engagement through hyper-local journalism at an event Tuesday. – Priyanka Patel | Daily Trojanlast_img read more