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Posted by: | Posted on: January 17, 2021

Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame

first_imgOn Nov. 11, the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will induct former Georgia Rep. Richard Royal and pioneering Georgia soybean specialist John Woodruff into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame.The celebration will be part of the college’s alumni awards ceremony and banquet at the Classic Center in downtown Athens, Georgia. The public is invited to attend but tickets are required.The Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame was established in 1972 to recognize individuals who made extraordinary contributions to agriculture and agribusiness in Georgia.“I would like to congratulate the new inductees into the Ag Hall of Fame,” said Elliott Marsh, president of the CAES Alumni Association. “The 2016 inductees are outstanding additions and join a group of notable women and men who have helped to enhance agriculture in Georgia and throughout the world.”Inductees are nominated by members of the public and selected by the awards committee of the college’s alumni association. Those nominated must possess impeccable character, outstanding leadership, noteworthy contributions to Georgia’s agricultural landscape, and recognition for achievements in agriculture as well as other areas.Former inductees include agricultural history makers such as D.W. Brooks, founder of Goldkist; J.W. Fanning, former UGA vice-president for public service and J. Phil Campbell, founding director of Cooperative Extension in Georgia.This year’s winners — Royal and Woodruff — have their own long list of accolades.Advocate for Georgia agricultureDuring his 25 years in the Georgia General Assembly, Royal earned a reputation as an advocate for agriculture. He helped to develop policies that supported Georgia farmers.Royal was first elected to the Georgia House in 1983 from the 171st District, which included Mitchell and Colquitt counties. He served as chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means and on the Appropriations and Natural Resources and Environment committees. Royal helped to craft the Conservation Use Valuation Assessment law for Georgia. CUVA allows agricultural or forest lands to be placed in a covenant for a lower ad valorem rate.Even after retirement, Royal continued to play a role in crafting a law to create the Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption (GATE.) GATE was created in 2011 and expanded Georgia sales tax exemptions for all agricultural inputs. This law gave agriculture the same status granted to other industries. Royal was also instrumental in securing the funding for UGA’s Stripling Irrigation Research Park, a state-of-the-art irrigation research and education center in Camilla, Georgia.Soybean PioneerThe soybean industry in Georgia and worldwide has seen increasing yields thanks to the work of John Woodruff, a pioneering University of Georgia Extension soybean agronomist. He has long been recognized as one of the top soybean specialists in the nation. Woodruff developed computer programs to assist county agents and farmers in selecting the best possible variety for individual fields and farms.Woodruff’s research helped Georgia soybean producers in creating higher yields and higher profits. In 2014, Woodruff adapted the early season soybean production system from Mississippi and Arkansas and worked with a soybean grower to produce 116 bushels per acre. This was the first time a 100+ bushel per acre yield had been achieved in Georgia. Woodruff has also helped developing countries such as Haiti, Kenya and Tanzania produce higher yields to help combat their growing hunger rate.In addition to recognizing Royal and Woodruff, the ceremony and banquet will honor alumni award winners.This year, the CAES Award of Excellence will be presented to D. Wayne Akins Jr., Chief Retail Banking Officer of Synovus Bank, Charles Hubert Bronson Jr., former Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Dr. Beverly Lynn Sparks, former UGA Associate Dean for Cooperative Extension, and R. Lowry Weyman Hunt, Jr. (Whitey), a sixth-generation Morgan County farmer.Luke Lanier, assistant vice president of Metter Bank; Allison Perkins, UGA Cooperative Extension county agent for Bartow County; and Cliff Riner, coordinator of the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center, will receive CAES Young Alumni Achievement awards.For more information about the ways that alumni of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have shaped the world visit alumni.caes.uga.edu/events/.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 19, 2020

Family Law Section’s advocacy handbook in its second printing

first_imgThe Family Law Section’s “Bounds of Advocacy” handbook is proving to be a legal best-seller in Florida, albeit a free one.The section has handed out almost 5,000 of the booklets and is ordering another 3,000.“The general thrust of it is that marital and family law is different from other forms of litigation, and it needs to be handled differently,” said Richard West, immediate past chair of the section. He helped assemble the handbook and is now actively working on its distribution.“Marital and family law takes place in this heightened emotion atmosphere that is not present in other litigation,” West added. “It involves children, and there are requirements [after the end of the case] for continued contact between the parties.”The handbook, he said, is a recognition that the minimum standards of ethical conduct contained in Florida Bar rules are insufficient for many family law cases, and that it’s possible for a litigant to win the legal battle, but lose the emotional and financial war.West pointed to a recent study that showed children of divorce were more likely to drop out of college than other students, which shows the far-reaching monetary and personal impacts.One reason for that statistic, he said, is acrimonious and lengthy court battles can drain family resources.“We often say to our clients, ‘We can easily spend what amounts to your kids’ college education on this fight,’” West said.Consequently, the handbook also promotes the “concept of constructive advocacy,” he said. “You want to leave your clients and their families better than you found them, or at a minimum as the Hippocratic Oath says, ‘First do no harm.’”As the handbook itself says, “Combative, discourteous, abrasive, ‘hard ball’ conduct by family lawyers is inconsistent with both their obligations to effectively represent their clients and their role as problem-solvers. Good family lawyers can be cordial and friendly without diminishing effective advocacy on behalf of their clients. In fact, candor, courtesy, and cooperation facilitate faster, less costly, and mutually acceptable resolution of disputes, reduce stress for lawyers, staff, and clients, reduce waste of judicial resources, and generate respect for the court system, the individual attorney, and the profession as a whole.”That last point is an important consideration, West said, as many people will have their only contact with the legal system through involvement in family law cases.The handbook, approved by the section’s executive council last June, was drafted over a two-year period by a committee headed by family lawyer Stephen Sessums of Tampa and which included former Bar President James Fox Miller. Other members include 11th Circuit Judge Judith Kreeger, Sixth Circuit Judge John C. Lenderman, Fifth Circuit Judge Raymond T. McNeal, Second District Court of Appeal Judge Stevan Northcutt, and First Circuit Judge Kenneth L. Williams, as well as Professor Robert Atkinson of the Florida State University College of Law, and attorneys Melinda P. Gamot, Ky M. Koch, Carroll Lee McCauley, and West.Since its approval, the committee and section have been concentrating on disseminating the “Bounds of Advocacy.” West said that includes sending a copy to every family court judge in the state, encouraging law schools to teach its principles, and presenting it at various lawyer meetings and seminars around the state. Presentations have also been made to the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section and the Conference of Circuit Court Judges. Copies of “Bounds of Advocacy” can be viewed and downloaded for free from the section’s Web site, http://www.familylawfla.org/. For more information or to get printed copies, contact section coordinator Debby Beck at (850) 561-5650. Family Law Section’s advocacy handbook in its second printing June 15, 2005 Regular Newscenter_img Family Law Section’s advocacy handbook in its second printinglast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 17, 2020

3 ways to learn more every day

first_imgFor students, the summer is now over. For you professionals, school’s out forever. But just because you’re no longer enrolled in college, doesn’t mean you can’t learn something new every day. Here are 3 ways you can keep learning even though you’re no longer in school.Always read: Maybe you wanna learn how to change the spark plugs in your ’92 Ford Ranger, maybe you want to find out what’s so cool about that Alexander Hamilton fella, or maybe you just want to find out what happens in the next installment of your favorite adventure series. It really doesn’t matter what it is, just keep reading. You’re giving your brain a workout and you’re teaching yourself something along the way.Be smart with your apps: If you’re like me, when you have to kill a minute at a red light or you’re stuck waiting on an oil change, you’re probably looking at Instagram, Facebook, or ESPN. Instead of making those your go-to apps, why not check out something like iTunes U or Duolingo. These apps can teach you all kinds of things you don’t know, including a new language! Bury those social apps in a folder and make them harder to access when you’ve got a few minutes to kill.Be a social networker: I’m not talking about Twitter or Snapchat. I mean be social. And get better at networking. When you’re having discussions with others, you’re always learning. Whether someone has a like-minded viewpoint or not, they probably have something to say that has value to you. 38SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 17, 2020

7 CXOs opine on the member experience

first_imgThe expansion of digital offerings and the growing expectations of consumers who use them puts unprecedented pressure on credit unions to keep up with competition or risk irrelevancy.It’s great for credit unions to offer better rates, of course, but in today’s low-rate environment, service experience is where cooperatives can really step apart from the pack. That experience, however, must go beyond knowing when to say “please” and “thank you” at the teller line.A better service experience involves understanding with what the member struggles and meeting that need, whether it be protecting them from fraud, helping them establish a budget, or making banking easy regardless of their chosen channel.To create a truly superior user experience, credit unions must focus on what the consumer sees, thinks, and feels in every encounter and every transaction. To tackle this imperative, a new executive role has emerged — that of the CXO, or chief experience officer. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 19, 2020

Champions League setback as Atletico report two positive coronavirus cases

first_img“We also request the utmost respect over the identity of the two positive cases.”The team were due to travel to Portugal on Monday for the closing stages of the Champions League which is being held in Lisbon as a precaution against COVID-19 rather than risk having teams travelling across Europe for home-and-away ties.The self-contained eight-team tournament will be staged behind closed doors, starting on Wednesday with the final set for Lisbon on August 23. Spanish side Atletico Madrid on Sunday reported two positive coronavirus tests, just four days before they face Leipzig in Portugal for a place in the Champions League semi-finals.”On Saturday, all members of the first team and the club’s party to Lisbon underwent tests as required by UEFA protocols to participate in the quarter-finals of the Champions League,” said a club statement.”Among the results known today, two positives have appeared and they are self-isolating in their respective homes.” Local quarantines Spain has so far been one of the countries worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic, with 310,000 registered infections and 28,500 deaths.Although most sports have returned from a months-long lockdown caused by the virus, there are concerns that numbers of cases are beginning to rise again.In recent days, Spain has seen local quarantines imposed in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Aragon.Protective face masks have been made compulsory in several busy areas, especially in the Madrid region.Last month, Atletico’s city rivals Real Madrid announced forward Mariano Diaz had tested positive for COVID-19.Sevilla, meanwhile, reported an unnamed player had also contracted the illness.Real have since been knocked out of the Champions League but Sevilla are still involved in the Europa League.They play English side Wolves in their quarter-final in Duisburg, Germany, on Tuesday.The Champions League had been put on hold since March because of the virus with the last-16 stage only completed on Friday and Saturday.In their statement on Sunday, Atletico were keen to reassure football authorities, explaining that they had followed a very strict protocol even after the end of La Liga season on July 19. Weekly tests were carried out on July 26 and August 2.For its ‘Final Eight’ tournament in Portugal, UEFA has planned strict protocols — each team will have to provide test results before travelling to the country, and will be tested again on the eve of their first match.Each positive test will require the individual to self-isolate. It was not revealed whether the two positive cases involved players or backroom staff.Atletico said UEFA as well as the Spanish and Portuguese football and health authorities have been informed and that a fresh round of tests will be carried out on the squad and support team.They admitted this could mean last-minute changes to travel schedules as well as accommodation plans in the Portuguese capital. “The club will coordinate the new schedules with UEFA and as soon as there is a new plan it will be made public,” added the statement. Topics :last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: October 16, 2020

Governor Wolf Announces $1 million in Funding for Scranton Downtown Revitalization Project

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces $1 million in Funding for Scranton Downtown Revitalization Project January 12, 2018 Economy,  Infrastructure,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Scranton, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the approval of $1 million in funding to help transform a historic and underutilized downtown Scranton building into a vibrant, valuable office that will help revitalize the downtown and bring workers into the city.The funding, supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, will help create the new Lackawanna County Government Center at the historic Globe building on Wyoming Avenue, bringing this piece of Scranton history back into use and allowing Lackawanna County to consolidate its government office footprint. Renovations to the building began in late summer 2017 and are expected to be completed this year.“I am proud to be here to announce my administration’s investment in downtown Scranton,” Governor Wolf said. “This targeted investment will help to revitalize downtown Scranton and bring workers into the city, while repurposing a historic building.Governor Wolf was joined for the announcement and tour of the project by Senator John Blake, Representative Marty Flynn, Commissioner Patrick O’Malley, and Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright.“I am excited to be here today to stand and work as one – with Governor Wolf, Senator Blake and our County Commissioners – on a project that is going to consolidate services for our residents, save our taxpayers money, return a former government building to the tax rolls and to grow business in our downtown,” Rep. Flynn said.“I sincerely appreciate Governor Wolf’s continued commitment to bringing state investment back to Northeastern Pennsylvania and specifically into the heart of downtown Scranton,” Sen. Blake said. “This state investment reduces the amount of debt Lackawanna County will have to incur to complete the consolidation of services at the former Globe Store. That means less debt service obligations on local taxpayers who will also benefit from more efficient access to county services. The state investment in this project will also serve as a catalyst for additional revitalization in Scranton’s core business district.”“Lackawanna County shares my goals of greater government efficiency, better government services, and the revitalization of our local communities, and this project dovetails with my GO-TIME initiative, which has already helped save over 217 million dollars in taxpayer money,” Governor Wolf said.“Since I became Governor, I have worked hard to ensure that when state government is investing in our local communities, we are directing our resources towards projects that transform our cities, municipalities, and counties into more livable places to work and live.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 28, 2020

Family home is a touch of elevated elegance overlooking Townsville

first_img18 Macquarie St, JensenWHEN the Barnett family designed and built their dream home at 18 Macquarie St more than 13 years ago, they had big plans for the 2.33ha property.Located roughly 18.5km west of Townsville CBD in Jensen, their vision when they purchased the vacant block was to create a family home, and one day add to that dream by turning it into a bed and breakfast.“We built it specifically for us to suit our lifestyle and with the plan moving forward,” Mariska Barnett said. 18 Macquarie St, Jensen offers a rural lifestyle.“From the moment we saw the block, we loved it; there was an overgrown dirt track through the bush leading up to a panoramic plateau at the top, it was perfect.“We’ve tried to keep it natural so we could still experience the wildlife, and there is plenty to enjoy, but we still wanted the bells and whistles.“So we included little extras like a valet vacuum system, good cooking appliances; little things to make a very comfortable home.” Although their three children have now moved out of home, the Barnetts said their “hidden gem” was the perfect place to raise a family.“There are so many exciting adventures for children to explore, we’ve had so many great gatherings here, even before we built the house, it was the place for family and friends to gather,” Mrs Barnett said.“It provides a lifestyle that seems so far away from the busy life of the city but is right on the doorstep to everything. 18 Macquarie St has a modern kitchen.“It’s definitely a place to come home to after a stressful day and just be comfortable, and that’s what Macquarie St is all about.“Now it’s waiting for another family to make it home; it’s a great neighbourhood, we’ve loved living here, all our friends and family say it’s just one of those places where you just feel like you can sit back and relax, enjoy the views, the peace and quiet; like you’re on holiday every day.” There are several living spacesKnown for its privacy and outstanding 180-degree views across Townsville, Explore Property Townsville agent Allison Gough said the property exuded luxury.“This residence is a prime example of how a well-designed property can provide lifestyle and functionality, along with an abundance of extra space,” she said. The residence is set across two levels and includes four bedrooms and two bathrooms.“The residence is a seamless modern home, with dual living options and impressive house garden connection,” Ms Gough said.“Jensen is really about bigger blocks and space.” Relax outdoors in the spa and private entertaining space.With features including dual living zones on both levels, vaulted ceilings to the open-plan living and kitchen space, a “super” generous separate living/lounge room on the first level and a main suite that includes a walk-in wardrobe and twin ensuite, 18 Macquarie St is more than your typical family home.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020 The study.A private back entertaining space includes a built-in Weber barbecue, wood-fire pizza oven and heated spa in a secluded garden setting, with views from around the property extending from The Pinnacles in the southwest through to Castle Hill, Townsville City, and the ocean beyond Bushland Beach“This is a unique property that will provide its new owners with an abundance of space within a cleverly-designed home and throughout the established outdoor living areas,” Ms Gough said. Buyers will appreciate the peace and quiet.“What we’re finding is our acreage properties are super busy, and I think everyone is chasing space at the moment and this gives space plus complete privacy.”Although the owners are reluctant to say goodbye to what was hoped would be their forever home, they are excited for another family to start building their own memories. One of the property’s bedrooms.“When we spend time in the garden, just doing our own thing, we appreciate how quiet and peaceful it is, it’s like you’re away from everyone,” Mrs Barnett said. “It’s a surreal feeling when you’re so close to the city. It’s not what you would class as a generic acreage property; it’s a property that offers so much more and all it needs is someone to walk in and see it for what it is.“It’s a pretty amazing place to call home.”last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 28, 2020

Huge number of bidders line up for Gold Coast apartment

first_img 3/17 Broadbeach Boulevard, Broadbeach.“The response to this property over the last three weeks has been nothing short of record breaking,” marketing agent Tolemy Stevens of Harcourts Coastal said.“We had over 70 inspections which led to 33 cash bidders.“The auction started at $500,000 and eventually sold under the hammer for a record price of $960,000.“It sold well in excess of the reserve.”The block is tightly-held – the last sale in the building was $652,500 in 2015. 3/17 Broadbeach Boulevard, Broadbeach.Mr Stevens said the apartment’s appeal was widespread.“It’s just such a nice all round opportunity,” he said.“It appeals to all buyer demographics including first home buyers, renovators, owner-occupier, as a holiday home, a returning investment or potential for a landhold for redevelopment down the track. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenIs it a good time to list?02:31COVID-19 is not deterring house hunters on the Gold Coast with 33 bidders battling for a Broadbeach apartment at auction, with the hammer coming down just shy of $1 million.The property, a “neat and tidy” two-bedroom residence at 3/17 Broadbeach Blvd, sold for a building record of $960,000. 3/17 Broadbeach Boulevard, Broadbeach.The unit block, named Pacific Sound, is a block of only six apartments – apartment 3 is on the second floor and has an easterly aspect with spectacular ocean views.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoIt was built in the 1960s with units well-maintained but in mostly original condition.“The building is very sought after and ticks a lot of boxes so I always knew it would attract a lot of interest however I certainly wasn’t prepared for the sheer volume and active number of cash buyers that were trying to secure the property.” 3/17 Broadbeach Boulevard, Broadbeach.Mr Stevens said he believed Queensland’s low numbers of COVID-19 when compared to NSW and Victoria was only fuelling demand for property.“A result like this is a testament to Queensland’s low numbers of COVID-19,” he said.“A lot of interstate buyers are seeing the Gold Coast as a bit of a safe haven and seeing the Gold Coast as secure spot to invest their money.“Of the nine registered phone bidders we had at Wednesday’s auction, five of them were from Sydney and Melbourne.”last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 26, 2020

Dengue fever cases continue to rise in Bahamas

first_imgBy Chester RobardsNassau Guardian Staff ReporterIn photo: Dengue carrying mosquito. Photo credit: gather.comNASSAU, Bahamas — It has been confirmed that more than 90 people have contracted dengue fever in The Bahamas, according to Minister of Health Dr Hubert Minnis.Though the number of people visiting local clinics fearing they may have contracted dengue fever is rising, Minnis told The Nassau Guardian on Wednesday that there is no cause for alarm.However, he said the Ministry of Health will begin to issue frequent updates to the public about the spread of the virus, as it did on Wednesday.Dengue fever is transmitted through the bite of the aedes aegypti mosquito. The Department of Environmental Health Services said last week that fogging had commenced throughout New Providence and some of the Family Islands in order to reduce the mosquito population.The Ministry of Health warned in its statement on Wednesday that individuals should take steps to reduce mosquito breeding grounds around their homes by removing all standing water in discarded cans, bottles, and tires and draining water from the base of planters.Minnis said last week that people should also use approved household insecticides and ensure that windows and door screens around their houses are properly sealed.“Once you do your part and we do our part, we will keep the mosquito population down,” he said.Emile Lesbott, 55, who became infected with dengue fever on Saturday told The Nassau Guardian that he would not wish the illness on anyone.In addition to muscle aches and headaches, he said he developed a dislike for the taste of food.“I came down with the chills then spiking fevers and then what happens is that the virus somehow interferes with the blood stream and changes the way you taste food,” Lesbott said. “It was like I was naturally fasting.”Though Lesbott was hospitalized for a few days, he overcame the virus as most people do.Dengue hemorrhagic fever is the most deadly form of the disease and it is not common in The Bahamas.Lesbott said his son also contracted dengue fever, while his daughter only showed symptoms.Caribbean News Now Share Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Dengue fever cases continue to rise in Bahamas by: – July 29, 2011 Sharecenter_img 32 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: September 26, 2020

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs legend: Akpeyi still the best in South Africa

first_img “We can only hope that he continues. But what you must know is, there is pressure. Chiefs people, they are not easy to please because of the previous success. That’s why most of these youngsters who come to Chiefs have struggled sometimes to live up to expectations of those that were there before, because the fans are spoiled. “But another thing that maybe is a bit different… the likes of Akpeyi are people who didn’t grow up in their development with goalkeeper coaches. They were using their own talent you know. He was only exposed to proper goalkeeper coaching when he arrived at Chippa [United], Akpeyi. I’m talking about the basics of goalkeeping. “These are some of the challenges that are faced with goalkeepers that come from the rest of the continent. You know there are certain basics that you build the positions from when you are training a goalkeeper. “These ones, that’s why you’ve got to appreciate them so much more, because they didn’t have all these privileges of being coached, and yet they are such quality. And with the little bit of coaching they are getting now, even if it’s a little bit late, they can only get so much better. “There’s very little I can give him [in terms of advice] because you know what, he is very strong-minded, he’s got a very strong personality. Another goalkeeper would have crumbled under this pressure that he has been going through. But he didn’t. “For me, it’s a pressure position, that you must admit if you are going to be a goalkeeper. You will be blamed for things that you are not even responsible for. You are a scapegoat you know. Read Also:Akpeyi’s Kaizer Chiefs resume New Year fixture in defeat “At this point where you even have to fill up the shoes of Khune, even more pressure. But he’s proved to be a very strong individual, and I think that is what has actually helped him survive. Others would have crashed.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Kaizer Chiefs legend, William Shongwe, says the club’s supporters should appreciate their current number one goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi and stop comparing him to Itumeleng Khune. Kaizer Chiefs and Super Eagles no. 1 Daniel Akpeyi Although underrated in Mzansi, the 33-year-old Akpeyi was named goalkeeper of the year in Nigeria at the inaugural Ballers Awards Ceremony. Shongwe says that proves the quality the Nigerian international possesses. “I don’t think he is underrated, it’s the Chiefs fans who’ve got a challenge,” Shongwe tells KickOff.com. “Chiefs fans are so used to Khune, Khune. Without a doubt he’s class, and he’s kept the team going, and as a result, if this one [Akpeyi] commit errors they are quick to reflect back to their favourite. “If you are a real football fundi, you will realise and appreciate him. First of all, to keep goals for Chiefs there is a lot of pressure. And Akpeyi went through that pressure at the beginning, he survived it. And he got his groove back, and he started performing like the goalkeeper that they signed you know. “So me personally I’m happy for him because I have always believed… I mean look at the quality of Nigerian goalkeepers that were there [at AFCON]. For them to choose him ahead of the others…r emember there’s this one who played at the World Cup, the young star. For Akpeyi to get ahead of that one, that said a lot about his ability and his experience. “As much as we can deny it, the experience has been showing. The quality of Akpeyi has been there for all to see. It’s just that the supporters are spoiled. They don’t want to see anything less than Khune.center_img Promoted Content8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Everything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more