Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA-ARS A whole lot of goat producers will be extremely interested in what Chris Ferland has to say at the fifth annual Goat-a-Rama April 7 in Tennille, Ga.Ferland is the feasibility analyst for the University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. In one of two seminar sessions during the Goat-a-Rama, he’ll tell about his study of whether a goat slaughter and marketing cooperative is feasible in Georgia.”We’ve had calls from all over Georgia and several other states about the potential for a such a cooperative,” said Sidney Law, a Washington County Extension Service agent with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.”A lot of people are planning to come a long way for that one session,” he said.All You Ever Wanted to KnowBut they’ll find much more to interest them than that. From a petting zoo to cheese-making to exhibits and a goat folks social, the Goat-a-Rama will provide just about anything anybody ever wanted to know about goats.Here’s something you may not have known: goat meat, or chevon (pronounced “CHEV’n”) has about the same calories as boneless, skinless chicken breast but 26 percent less fat. It also has more than twice the iron of chicken breast — significantly more even than beef or pork.The Goat-A-Rama will start at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Ag Center at 882 Grady Mertz Road in Tennille — near Sandersville, Ga. Admission is free.
Share Share Share NewsRegional SWEET MICKY: Popular musician wins Haiti’s presidential elections by: – April 5, 2011 PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Musician Michael “Sweet Micky” Martelly won the presidential election in Haiti according to the preliminary results released late on Monday night.Spokesman for the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), Pierre Thibault said Martelly had received nearly 68 per cent of the votes cast in the March 20 second round runoff and easily defeating former first lady and law professor Mirlande Manigat.The announcement of his victory was greeted by loud noisy celebrations and Martelly, who was nearly not involved in the second round after having first been declared a third place winner in the November 28 first round of balloting, is promising profound change for Haiti, one of the poorest nations in the western hemisphere.He is vowing to provide free education in a country where more than half the children can’t afford school and to create economic opportunity amid almost universal unemployment.Martelly thanked voters in a brief statement on his Twitter account: “We’ll work for all Haitians. Together we can do it.” He has promised to hold a news conference on Tuesday, while Manigat has not commented on the polls.The president elect is the son of an oil company executive, who grew up in Carrefour, part of the dense urban mass that makes up the capital.He attended a prestigious Roman Catholic school in Port-au-Prince and junior colleges in the United States, though he never graduated. But he found his calling and became a household name in the country through his music, Kompas, the country’s high-energy music.Martelly, who has never held political office, had trailed Manigat in the first-round election in November that was marred by voter irregularities, fraud and street demonstrations.He was put into the second round after the candidate of the party headed by outgoing President Rene Preval was dropped by the CEP following a fresh recount of the ballots. Martelly’s campaign gained momentum in the second round and many voters seemed enchanted with his lack of political experience in a country where the government has failed to provide many basic services.Martelly will face a number of challenges in Haiti still recovering from the powerful earthquake in January last year that killed an estimated 300,000 people and left more than one million others homeless.In addition, a cholera outbreak last October has killed more than 4,000 people. The CEP has said that the final results are due to be released April 16.Source: Cana News Tweet Sharing is caring! 18 Views no discussions
RelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom EPL: Everton set to compound West Brom woes Everton plan to send Dennis Adeniran out on loan next season.The 21-year-old joined the Blues in the summer of 2017 and is now in the final year of his contract. Everton, according to report, intend to secure the midfielder some first-team experience away from the club and a new contract could also be in the offing.Adeniran is yet to make his first-team breakthrough but has been a regular part of training with the senior squad and played in the intra-squad warm-up game at Goodison last month.Everton fielded loan enquiries for the former Fulham youngster in January but the club decided to keep him at Goodison for the remainder of the campaign.Yet a move to the Championship, or equivalent standard abroad, is being looked at by the Blues.Tags: Dennis AdeniranEvertonGoodison Park
Tuesday, the Florida Senate passed a bill that would allow some teachers to be armed in a school classroom.The vote was 22-17, with all but one Republican in favor and all Democrats opposed.The bill seeks changes to a law enacted last year after a gunman killed 17 people in a rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland.The bill was based on recommendations from a commission formed after the Valentines Day shooting.The bill has had bipartisan support with both parties supporting provisions dealing with mental health assessments and reporting violent incidents and potential threats at schools.However, one part of the bill Democrats and Republicans have been at odds over is the “guardian program” which allows teachers to be armed.As of now, only teachers who have a role outside the classroom, such as an athletic coach, are allowed to participate in the program.The proposed expansion of the program would make all teachers eligible to carry a weapon inside a Florida classroom as long as they volunteer, undergo a psychological evaluation, are trained by a sheriff’s office and the school districts approve.Democrats argued that there is a higher chance of a student being accidentally shot than being killed in a mass shooting while Republicans say an armed teacher may be able to stop a shooter before police can arrive at a school.The legislation is still awaiting full approval in the Republican-dominated House, but that’s virtually guaranteed as lawmakers work toward an adjournment scheduled forMay 3.
Residents of one of the Sime Darby Community, one of the most densely populated communities within Bomi County, on Saturday, February 22, petitioned Ambassador Neh Dukuly Tolbert to contest the upcoming special senatorial election.The citizens, in their petition, said: “Residents of Bomi county have unanimously agreed to petition you as the choice of the people that will bring the expectation of Bomi citizens to fruition.”Their expectations include good schools for their children, water and sanitation, medical facilities and agricultural programs across the four political districts of the county.They described her as the “political light of Bomi County.”According to the citizens, the career of Ambassador Tolbert has blazed a historic and stellar path for the county in the most difficult moments. They added: “It is now time that the international stage can produce direct benefits for the people and country she loves and where like her distinguished ancestors, she will make contribution.”They expressed the hope that Ambassador Tolbert would reconstruct, prioritize development needs, and create business opportunities, things they said her father— Former Secretary of State Momolu Dukuly—did for their county.According to the citizens of Bomi County, it was time to change the political playing field of the county. They envisioned that under her senatorial leadership, Bomi will become a county of paved roads, many schools and vibrant human capacity.The citizens, who gathered at the Sime Darby Central High School to petition the Ambassador, said it was time to demonstrate a true ideas of dedication of democracy for which the county can have a genuine representation at the level of the senate.Responding, Ambassador Neh Dukuly Tolbert expressed gratitude to the people of the county for their position and promised to work collectively to ensure that the hopes and dreams of the people are achieved.The Special Senatorial election is scheduled for October 14, 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)