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By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity of GeorgiaFive innovative leaders at the University of Georgia were honored in the name of another innovator Oct. 3 in Athens, Ga., when the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences had its annual D.W. Brooks Lecture and Faculty Awards for Excellence.Brooks, founder of Gold Kist Inc. and Cotton States Mutual Insurance Companies, was an advisor on agriculture and trade issues to seven U.S. presidents. Although he died in 1999, his promotion of agriculture lives on through those honored each year.The 2006 winners are Allan M. Armitage, teaching; Joseph F. Frank, research; John P. Beasley, extension; Sandra F. McKinney, public service extension programs; and Anna V.A. Resurreccion, international agriculture. Each will receive $5,000.The awards program included the annual Brooks lecture. Pedro Sanchez spoke on the African Green Revolution and the Millennium Villages Project. Sanchez is director of the Center for Tropical Agriculture and Rural Environment and senior research scholar and director of the Millennium Villages Project at the Earth Institute at Columbia University.Armitage has evaluated garden plants in Montreal, Quebec; East Lansing, Mich.; and now Athens, Ga. Lately, his research focuses on using woody shrubs for the greenhouse and retail industry.The author of 11 books, Armitage is best known for his classroom and reference text, “Herbaceous Garden Perennials, a Treatise of Identification, Culture and Garden Attributes.” His interest in new crops for the garden, greenhouse and field has taken him to gardens worldwide. He also directs the UGA Horticulture Gardens, which are supported by growers and plant breeders internationally.Frank, a CAES food science and microbiology professor, teaches food microbiology courses in the department of food science and technology. From 1999 to 2001, he served as interim head of the department.His research covers the microbiological safety of ready-to-eat foods and the role of bacterial cultures in dairy product quality. His research accomplishments include showing how biofilm growth affects Listeria monocytogenes survival in food processing environments, developing ways to observe viable pathogenic bacteria on food tissues treated with antimicrobials, and finding that capsule-producing lactic acid bacteria can improve the texture of low-fat dairy products.Beasley, a UGA Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist, is based at the CAES Tifton campus. His applied research program focuses on peanut management and economically competitive production systems.His priority is to develop educational programs and deliver peanut production information to county Extension agents and Georgia peanut growers. He works closely with other faculty on the UGA peanut team to develop and deliver information that makes Georgia farms more productive and profitable.McKinney, the UGA Extension coordinator for Crisp County, has excelled in Extension 4-H youth development. Her innovative educational programs have garnered state, national and international recognition.Under McKinney’s direction, Crisp County 4-H was one of five youth groups in the world to receive the Albert Schweitzer International Youth Group of the Year Award for their environmental work in waste management, beautification and education. Another Crisp project, “Taking the Sting Out of the Mosquito Threat,” was the only 4-H project in the nation selected to appear on a video showcasing exceptional after-school programming.Resurreccion, a professor of food science and technology, has distinguished herself through international research and exceptional creativity. She has helped globalize the CAES peanut processing and utilization research program.Resurreccion developed a research program on ways to measure and quantify consumer preferences and the sensory quality of food. She uses this information to design, develop and optimize food products for global markets. She’s also a principal investigator or co-investigator on five U.S. Agency for International Development Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program projects in the Philippines, Thailand, Egypt and Bulgaria. read more
It was the turn of Great Accra, Eastern, Volta and the Oti Regions to have their crack at the competition and have representatives for the National finals to be held at the Paa Joe Park in Kumasi.With the national defending champions coming from this zone, it was always going to be a mouthwatering zonal competition – Redeem D/A Primary from the Oti Region won the national championship in 2018.Participating SchoolsGreater AccraPrampram PresbyAmasaman M/AAshiaman No4Akweiman D/AAtiwoto M/AVolta RegionAgovie L/AMafi Zongo E.PWusuta L/AAvatime Biakpe R/COti RegionKrasec L/A BasicRedeem D/A PrimaryEastern RegionNkwakwa MethodistCoral Gray InternationalAsrebuso D/A PrimaryNkwakwa St. AnthonyApinamang Blessing BasicIt was the turn of the Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association, coach Oti Akenteng, the former striker of the Black Stars, Augustine Arhinful and Assistant coach of the female U17 team, coach Baba Huhu Mallam to take the kids through the soccer clinic.The soccer clinic was geared towards equipping and helping the kids through drills, dribbling, teamwork and agility test – with high expectations, the clinic commenced with over 600 non-participating schools in and around the Kpando community.The 16 participating schools were taken through validity checks by the director of PE of the Ghana Education Service, Mr. Emmanuel Dormenya, on the eve before the championship kicks off.The regional groupings were done with two fields required for the first day’s activities. Kpando Technical and Bishop Herman College were respectively used for the competition.Group standings after the first round of games were played at both venues to determine those making the next phase of the competition;Eastern RegionNO TEAMS P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 Nkwakaw Methodist 4 2 2 0 3 1 2 102 Asrebuso D/M Primary 4 2 2 1 5 2 3 73 Coral Gray Intl. School 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 64 Nkwakaw St. Anthony 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 55 Apinamang Blessing 4 0 0 4 0 7 -7 0Greater Accra RegionNO TEAMS P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 Akweiman D/A Primary 4 3 1 0 6 1 5 102 Prampram Presby Basic 4 2 1 1 6 4 2 83 Amasaman M/A Primary 4 1 1 2 5 5 0 54 Atiwoto M/A Primary 4 1 1 2 2 4 -2 45 Ashaiman No. 4 Primary 4 1 0 3 2 7 -5 3Volta RegionNO TEAMS P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 Wusuta L.A Primary 3 1 1 1 3 2 1 52 Avatime Biakpa R.C. Primary 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 53 Mafi Zongo E.P Primary 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 44 Agorvie L.A Primary 3 1 0 2 1 3 -2 3Oti RegionNO TEAMS P W D L GF GA GD PTS1 Krasec L.A Primary 2 2 0 0 8 1 7 62 Redeem D/A Primary 2 0 0 2 1 8 -7 0Nkawkaw Methodist from the Eastern Region, Akweiman D/A from the Greater Accra, Wusuta D/A from the Volta Region and Krasec L/A Primary from the newly created Oti Region completed the top four teams for the semis – all four automatically makes it to the national championship to be held in Kumasi.A zonal champion had to be determined and after the draws; it was Nkawkaw Methodist against Krasec L/A while Akweiman D/A were scheduled to face Wusuta L/A Primary from the Volta Region.It took the penalty shootout to determine the winner in the first semis between Nkawkaw Methodist Primary and Krasec L/A. It was a masterpiece of a game between the two sides as they both had a go at each other before the final whistle and it was Nkawkaw Methodist that won the shootout 5-4Akweiman D/A and Wusuta L/A took the centre stage for the second semifinal game and it turned out that the Greater Accra side was too strong for their Voltarians on the day. Akweiman D/A brushed aside Wusuta via a 3-0 result to play in the Zonal finals against the Eastern Regional Champions, Nkawkaw Methodist.Rain almost ruined the grand finale as it poured down heavily after the presentation of jerseys but this didn’t stop the game from coming off as planned.The BIHECO pitch became too soggy for the finals after the rains and therefore, the KPANTEC pitch was to host the finals. It wasn’t as expected but it was not short of excitement as both played their hearts out despite the cold nature of the weather and watery pitch.Goals in both halves from Jonathan Edwards and Nelson Twum, the captain for Nkawkaw Methodist secured the Eastern Regional champions the zonal title.AWARDS:Fair Play – Redeem Primary SchoolBest Goalkeeper -Francis Asamoah – Nkawkaw MethodistBest Player – Jonathan Edwards- Nkawkaw MethodistTop Scorer – Ibrahim Rashid – Krasec D/AAll is now set for the National Finals of the Milo Under 13 Champions League to be staged at the Paa Joe Park in Kumasi.Below are the details of the participating schools:Zone 1Karni primary School, Kaladan primary School
, Tanga primary School, WaleWale primary School,
Iddrisyya primary SchoolZone 2St. Joseph International
, Amoawi Methodist Primary,
Boda R/C Primary, Babato Kuma Primary read more