Leon SK official urges youth: Engage in backyard gardening

first_imgSome teenagers from a village in Leon, Iloilo participate in “Gulayan sa Bakuran” project in this undated photo. The Sangguniang Kabataan chairperson of Barangay Buga in the town launched the project which aims to help address concerns on the sustainability of food supply in their respective communities. JOHN MATTHEW CADIAO CAUNTICRMT FB PAGE Cauntic and the other SK members of the village sought assistance from the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 6 in order to launch the project. ILOILO City – To help address concerns on the sustainability of food supply in their respective communities,  an official of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) in the municipality of Leon encouraged the youth to engage in backyard gardening. Urban gardening and “Gulayan sa Barangay” are priority activities of the DA-6’s Plant Plant Plant Program.” (With a report from PIA/PN) DA-6 recently turned over 70 packs of assorted vegetable seeds and gardening materials such as plastic drums, water sprinklers and hoes to intensify “Gulayan sa Barangay.” “We have to understand the importance of planting and producing crops as a source of food in the community,” he said.Through this project, according to Cauntic, the young people in the villages can help sustain food availability for the residents’ daily consumption, especially during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.  John Matthew Cauntic, SK chairperson of Barangay Buga said they spearheaded “Gulayan sa Bakuran” project to enable the youth to develop their skills in growing crops and improving their resourcefulness by utilizing recyclable and reusable gardening materials.last_img read more

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Memorial Mile set for Monday

first_imgELLSWORTH — The James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA will hold its annual Main Street Memorial Mile on Monday.The one-mile course will start at the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce and wind down High Street and Main Street before ending at R.F. Jordan’s on Water Street.All proceeds will benefit the DEFY camp scholarship fund and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center.Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce, and the race begins at 9. The cost is $10 per runner or walker. The first 75 who register will receive a T-shirt.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFind more information and a registration form online at defymca.org, or call 667-3086.last_img read more

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FB : Davis’ accomplishments to be honored at Heisman event

first_imgWhen looking back on what it meant to follow in the footsteps of Ernie Davis, the only word that came to Floyd Little’s mind was ‘honor.’‘He meant a lot to me and influenced my life,’ Little said. ‘And without Ernie Davis, I don’t know who or what kind of person I would have been, because I really tried to pattern my life after what he could have been or should have been if he had lived.’Davis, who died when he was 23 years old from leukemia, is considered one of the greatest running backs in college football history and became the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961. Fifty years later, Syracuse University will commemorate Davis’ groundbreaking accomplishment at The New-York Historical Society Museum and Library on Friday night in New York City.Vice President and Syracuse University alumnus Joe Biden will deliver remarks, according to an SU press release. In addition, the program will include a film tribute to Davis.Public administration professor Walter Broadnax said he’s happy someone as important as Davis is still remembered, even after so many years.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘He was a trailblazer,’ Broadnax said.Broadnax recalls seeing Davis play in 1960 when he went to see the Orange take on Kansas with the rest of his high school football team. Though the Jayhawks had some impressive athletes on their sideline, Broadnax saw that Davis was among the elite. That he was faster and more agile than the other players.On one play, Broadnax still remembers Davis running down the sideline for a touchdown that ultimately put the game on ice for Syracuse, which pulled out a 14-7 win.As a young African-American, Broadnax saw Davis as an inspiration, someone he could look up to.‘Those were meaningful times in my life,’ Broadnax said. ‘You’re talking about what’s possible in your life, not that I was going to be a Heisman Trophy winner, but a black kid could get the highest honor in his sport was a big deal.’And while Davis was a superstar on the field, he was also someone who became a pioneer in bringing diversity to college athletics.While Jim Brown, another former Syracuse running back great, is someone who will always be synonymous with SU football, former SU head coach Dick MacPherson said Davis was special, too.‘There was nobody like Jim Brown, then and/or now, but in terms of Ernie Davis, he made it even one step further by being the type of person he was,’ MacPherson said. ‘ … He put another image on No. 44, and it was just a wonderful, wonderful thing.’Following the video tribute to Davis on Friday night, there will also be a panel to discuss diversity and equal rights in college athletics. Multiple Syracuse University alumni are on the panel, including Little, former basketball player and current Detroit Mayor Dave Bing; Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Monk; and Billy Hunter, executive director of the NBA Players Association.The panel also includes former Southern California running back Mike Garrett, who was the second African-American to win the Heisman Trophy, and sportswriter Frank Deford.In recent years, SU has honored Davis by retiring No. 44, naming the field inside the Carrier Dome ‘Ernie Davis Legends Field,’ naming a dormitory and dining hall after him and erecting a statue of him on the Quad on the Syracuse campus. There was also a movie called ‘The Express’ based on Davis’ life.But the main reason for Friday’s commemoration is to remember Davis for being the first African-American player to win one of the most prestigious awards in all of sports.For Little, he knows the tribute to Davis will make for an unbelievable night.‘He’s still remembered and people still embrace him, and we’re here to celebrate him and honor him.’ Little said. ‘I think it’s great we can do that, still 50 years later.’dgproppe@syr.edu Published on December 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

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first_img 0 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andre Roberts has been a bright spot for a lowly offense so far this season.While Ken Whisenhunt’s squad is still trying to find its groove offensively, Roberts has quietly stood out. The 24-year-old wideout has 20 catches for 268 yards and four touchdowns in 2012 and could be poised for a breakout year.“The season has been going real well,” Roberts told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Wednesday. “My first two years I’ve been growing and this year what everybody has been saying is ‘have your come out year.’ But I don’t really see it like that. I just try to take every game one step at a time and try to keep playing well.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The third-year Cardinals receiver credits his maturity on the field for the increased touches and production.“I think I just improved the most in consistency,” Roberts said. “Being consistent in all my routes, catching the ball consistently and when the quarterback sees that and the coaches see that they give you more leeway with things, they give you more responsibility and with responsibility comes a lot more catches.”He also praises franchise wideout Larry Fitzgerald for teaching him how to run precise routes in this league.last_img read more

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