Pesticide Recertification Classes

first_imgPesticides can be helpful in controlling insects and diseases, but there are chemicals that should be handled with care. To educate pesticide users, University of Georgia Extension has planned pesticide safety and handling classes in Albany, Savannah and Perry this February and March.The Albany class is set for Thursday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Dougherty County Extension Office, 125 Pine Avenue, Suite 100. The registration fee is $50 and increases to $60 after Jan. 29.The Savannah class is set for Thursday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens on Canebrake Road in Savannah. The registration fee is $50 and increases to $60 after Feb. 11.The Perry class is set for Thursday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Houston County Extension Office, 801 Main Street. The registration fee is $50 and increases to $60 after Feb. 25.Course topics will include protecting pollinators, pesticide label interpretation, pesticide formulations, delusory parasitosis and recent changes in pesticide regulations.Certified applicators can earn five hours of Georgia Commercial Pesticide Credit for attending a class. This credit can be divided over categories 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 41. Five hours credit from the International Society of Arboriculture can also be earned for attendance. Experts from UGA Extension, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Department of Agriculture and Arrow Exterminators will lead the classes. For a complete schedule or to register online, visit For more information, call (770) 229-3477 or send an email to read more

Citizens Bank, City Market and Free Press team up for Kids CAN Help

first_imgCitizens Bank and City Market partnered with the Burlington Free Press for the fourth consecutive year in a food drive at participating schools known as Kids CAN Help.  The food drive was designed to help raise awareness among school children that hunger is a year-round struggle for many families in our communities, especially with rising food and fuel prices.The campaign running Oct. 12-16, encourages children at 26 participating schools to compete to collect the most food. The school that collects the most non-perishable items will be thanked in a special ceremony at the school. Last year, students at the Robinson School in Starksboro were the winner, collecting 1,014 lbs. of food, which averaged over 7 lbs. of food per student!  The total amount of food collected from all the schools, Citizens Bank branches, City Market and the Burlington Free Press was 8,894 lbs.“Citizens Bank is proud of the Kids Can Help program and the awareness it brings to local school children and their parents,” said Cathy Schmidt, president, Citizens Bank, Vermont. “We thank our customers and the public in advance for supporting this worthwhile cause that benefits so many in need.”  “We think Kids CAN Help is a pretty special program that can bring hope to those in need, said Brad Robertson, president and publisher, Burlington Free Press. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Citizens Bank and City Market, for what we hope will be another record breaking year in donations. “HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP…Starting Oct. 12-16, please drop off non-perishable food items at your local Citizens Bank branch location or at The Burlington Free Press, or at the participating schools listed below.Weybridge Elementary School, Robinson Elementary School, Ferrisburgh Central School, Burlington High School Interact Club, Lawrence Barnes Elementary School Sustainability Academy, Rock Point School, St. Joseph School, Mt. Abraham Union High School, Albert D. Lawton School, Thomas Fleming School, Jericho Elementary School, Allen Brook School, Champlain Valley Union High School, Hinesburg Community School, Williston Central School,  Malletts Bay School, Richford Elementary School, Sheldon Elementary School, Cambridge Elementary School, Morristown Elementary School, People’s Academy Middle Level, People’s Academy Upper Level, Milton Elementary School, Milton Jr / Sr High School, Twinfield Union School and Winooski Middle School.About Citizens BankCitizens Bank is a division of RBS Citizens, N.A., operating its seven-state branch network in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. It has 23 branches and 23 ATMs in Vermont.RBS Citizens, N.A. is a subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a $153 billion commercial bank holding company headquartered in Providence, R.I. CFG’s two bank subsidiaries are RBS Citizens, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania. They operate a 12-state branch network under the Citizens Bank brand in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, and the Charter One brand in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. CFG has non-branch retail and commercial offices in about 40 states. It is one of the 10 largest commercial banking companies in the United States ranked by assets as of March 30, 2009. CFG is owned by RBS (The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc). CFG’s Web site is  About City Market, Onion River Co-opThe Onion River Co-op is a consumer cooperative, with 2,800+ members, selling wholesome food and other products while building a vibrant, empowered community and a healthier world, all in a sustainable manner. Located in downtown Burlington, City Market provides a large selection of local, natural and conventional foods, and thousands of Vermont-made products. Visit City Market, Onion River Co-op online at is external) or call 802-861-9700.About The Burlington Free PressAt The Burlington Free Press our mission is to provide Vermonters must-have news and information on demand across many print and digital channels, ever mindful of our journalistic responsibilities. Since 1827, Burlington Free Press has grown to be Vermont’s most trusted and most read newspaper. Over the years, the population growth of Chittenden County has led to expansion of coverage of local news and information with the No. 1 news and information Web site in Vermont reaching 300,000 unique visitors. is external).last_img read more

Flower Power – The Florist Who Saved a City

first_imgFaye Bush does not consider herself an activist. Although she’s been branded with Erin Brockovich-type celebrity, she insists her work is all about love and care for a local community in environmental peril.In the 1950s Bush helped organize the Newtown Florist Club (NFC), a group of African American housewives who delivered funeral flowers to the bereaved in her hometown of Gainesville, Ga. Over the years, Bush noticed an increase in the number of people dying from similar illnesses, including lupus and cancer. The deaths were clustered in low-income neighborhoods near industrial factories on the south side of Gainesville.Outdoor Hero: Faye BushOutdoor Hero: Faye BushBush has since turned the NFC into one of the leading environmental justice organizations in the country. Although the soft-spoken great grandmother is an unassuming voice for the marginalized, she has successfully battled corporations and politicians to bring national attention to small towns in America that have been greedily turned toxic. Newtown still sits below the smoggy discharge of more than a dozen industrial facilities—including a dog food processing mill and factories that produce chicken feed and hairspray—and disproportionately high rates of illness still exist. But at 67, Bush has no intention of slowing down the good fight. She called BRO the morning after Barack Obama was elected president of the United States.Are you optimistic about the upcoming political change? We have a better relationship with politicians now than we did when we started. I’ll put it like that. I’m hoping we’ll see a brighter and a better day. People in this community are still dying of cancer, and a lot of people have asthma. We’ve got to keep fighting.You take people on toxic tours of Gainesville. What do the tours include? We visit places where people in our community have died from lupus and cancer, and we talk about the community. We show people how close the houses are to industrial plants on the Southside, and then we take them to the wealthier North side and show them the difference. It’s a completely different environment in the same town. We also give tours to student groups to show them what’s happening here, and we teach them how to test air samples.What’s the biggest accomplishment of the Newtown Florist Club? Four years ago we were able to stop a four-lane highway from coming through the community. We didn’t need any more pollution coming through. We’re already surrounded by it. We were also able to publish a book about the situation here that is being read in a lot of colleges. The Newtown Story: One Community’s Fight for Environmental Justice tells the story of how we learned about the environment and its health effects.What has made you most optimistic about your work of the last six decades? The things we’ve done have opened people’s eyes to environmental problems. Other people have become aware of what we are exposed to and now realize that they are exposed to the same things. Our work has raised a certain consciousness. Others are noticing the same things in their own communities and starting to do something about it.How do you feel about being an activist? An activist must always act from a place of love. When we started this organization, we would go in and bathe sick people. We did it out of love and the closeness that we have in this community. We just needed to help people, and that’s what it’s still about.last_img read more

Firm wins $65 million contract for botulism treatments

first_img The contract is the third one that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded Xoma to develop botulism antitoxins, the company said in a Sep 9 statement. In 2005 Xoma was among the first companies to receive a contract through Project BioShield, according to a previous report. Xoma reported that  its NIAID contracts cover the development of human monoclonal antibody products targeting the three most toxic serotypes of botulinum toxin, types A, B,and E. The company also said these human antibody products are expected to be safer than existing animal-derived antibodies, which it said cause serious immune reactions in some patients and vary unpredictably in their efficacy. See also: Sep 11, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Xoma Ltd., a Berkeley, Calif., pharmaceutical company, recently announced that it received a $65 million multiyear federal contract to fund work on botulinum antitoxins, one of which it hopes to put through safety and efficacy tests starting in 2009. Clostridium botulinum, which produces botulinum toxin, a nerve poison, is among the category A agents that experts say bioterrorists would most likely try to use. However, most botulism cases are caused by tainted food or contaminated wounds. Sep 9 Xoma press release Steven Engle, Xoma’s chairman and chief executive officer, said in the statement that the contract shows the US government’s support of novel therapies that address natural, accidental, or intentional infections from pathogens and their toxins. “Since initiating its biodefense program in 2005, Xoma has used its innovative antibody technology to develop better and safe solutions,” he said. “We plan to continue working with the government’s biodefense development efforts toward future stockpiling initiatives.” Xoma said if studies show that the company’s first botulism antitoxin candidate is safe and effective and government funding continues, it would file the paperwork needed to produce the treatment for the Strategic National Stockpile. The new NIAID contract will cover the next 6 years of botulism antitoxin development, the company said. May 10, 2005, CIDRAP News story “NIAID awards first Project BioShield grants”last_img read more

Kempner makes his mark in return to City

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Inspector slams ‘greedy’ council

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Gold Coast ‘five-star apartment’ on the market

first_imgOne of the bedrooms. The stylish bathroom.The apartment also has been freshly painted, tiled and carpeted and has new retractable insect screens, window tinting, electric blinds, LED lights and drapes.Eclipse offers a range of facilities to residents including heated lap pool, sauna, spa, steam room, and gym. 3 Eclipse 47-51 Broadbeach Boulevard, Broadbeach is going to auction.IF you’re looking for a beach home with a difference, look no further.This 194sq m Broadbeach apartment in popular residential only Eclipse offers “five-star ambience”.Katrina Walsh of Harcourts Coastal is taking the property to auction and describes it as a “very special home”. Five-star ambience is evident throughout.center_img The ocean views.There is also office space, a main bathroom with floor-to-ceiling tiles, and two bedrooms including the ensuited main bedroom.Other luxury appointments include Bose surround sound, a safe, USB power sockets, Bluetooth smart power points, multi-zoned ducted air conditioning, and Bluetooth smart heated towel rails in the bathrooms. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa19 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe main living area.As soon as you step inside, the beach and ocean views capture your attention.Features include Italian marble floor tiles that flow from the mezzanine entrance to the living and dining area.Here there are floor-to-ceiling windows that allows effortless integration with the undercover balcony.The kitchen has soft-close cabinetry, an induction cooktop, wine fridge, granite sink, mirror splashback and backlit marble feature to the island bench. last_img read more

April 11, 2018 Police Blotter

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15 Indiana colleges waiving application fees this week

first_imgStatewide—For the first time, Indiana high school students will have an entire week to take advantage of free applications for more than a dozen in-state colleges.Fifteen Indiana colleges will waive college application fees during College Application Week, which runs through Friday, September 27 according to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Eighteen other Indiana colleges offer free applications throughout the year.“We are encouraged to see more high schools and colleges participating than ever before,” Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers said. “The value of higher education has never been greater and College Application Week provides students the ability to apply for free to some of Indiana’s colleges as they take that critical step toward their futures.”This is the first time the free application period has stretched to an entire week. Nearly 100 high schools throughout Indiana will host College Application Week events to help students manage the admissions process.Indiana High School seniors can apply to the following Hoosier colleges for free through Friday:Goshen CollegeHuntington UniversityIndiana State UniversityIndiana University EastIndiana University Fort WayneIndiana University KokomoIndiana University NorthwestIndiana University South BendIndiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC)Purdue University Fort WaynePurdue University NorthwestUniversity of Southern IndianaWabash CollegeStudents can apply to the following Hoosier colleges for free year-round:Anderson UniversityBethel CollegeDePauw UniversityFranklin CollegeEarlham CollegeGrace CollegeHanover CollegeIndiana TechIndiana Wesleyan UniversityIvy Tech Community CollegeManchester UniversityMarian UniversitySaint Mary’s CollegeTaylor UniversityTrine UniversityUniversity of EvansvilleUniversity of IndianapolisValparaiso Universitylast_img read more

Rangers urges time change in CAF group fixtures

first_imgRelatedPosts CAF ready to support Egypt with missing AFCON trophy CAF, NFF celebrate Enyeama at 38 Aribo sets Rangers goal target Rangers International FC of Enugu has appealed to the Confederation of African Football for a change of time fixed for the group matches scheduled to kick off on December 1.The Media Officer of the club, Norbert Okoli, made the appeal in a statement issued on Saturday in Enugu.Okoli stated that the General Manager of the club, Davidson Owumi, had dispatched a letter of appeal to the African football-ruling body through the Nigeria Football Federation.He quoted the Owumi as saying: “We understand and appreciate the fact that CAF reserves the right to fix time for matches from the group stage of the club competition.“But we find it extremely difficult to factor in the 14:00 hours (2 p.m.) time it has picked for us due largely to the humidity of the season.“Playing our scheduled matches at the time fixed will lead to loss of revenue and punishment for the players who are the main actors on the pitch.”Owumi was quoted to have also said that spectators “would be sun-baked, if they turn up for the matches, with temperature reaching as high as 40 degree centigrade in an artificial turf”.Okoli said that for fair play to be seen to be practised, the management had appealed to the relevant body  “to positively look into the appeal and revert to the normal 16:00 hours (4 p.m.)“Fans of the club have come to know 4 p.m. as kickoff time for matches and for the health of the footballers and spectators,’’ he said.News Agency of Nigeria reports that Rangers will be host to Egyptian side, Pyramid, on Sunday, December 1, in the first game of the CAF Confederations Cup group stage at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.Tags: cafNorbert OkoliRangers FClast_img read more