5 easy tips for a stunning summer yard

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate This is a great post. I thought it was special. It’s nice to see it. I look ahead to more similar postings like this one. Thanks for sharing this. 1 COMMENT TAGSLandscapeSummerYards Previous articleA grilling legend is returning to Apopka for your Memorial Day barbecue feast!Next articleWant to support veterans? 4 tips for finding good charities Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Remember to spend time outside in your yard and garden when the weather is nice and enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables you grow. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Summer’s arrival brings longer days and more sunshine. This season also means more of your favorite outdoor activities, such as relaxing in the backyard or working in the garden. In fact, there is no better time to refresh your outdoor space.“The secret to a well-manicured yard is preparation,” says Chris Lambton, yard and garden expert for Fiskars. “Once the weather warms up, your lawn and garden will need a little extra TLC to be ready for outdoor activities or entertaining. Having the right tools on-hand is essential to making the process simple and enjoyable.”Lambton offers his tips and tools for making your yard beautiful and easy to care for all season long:Remember to spend time outside in your yard and garden when the weather is nice and enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables you grow.Prune strategicallyIf you turn your back for too long, Mother Nature can take over your yard in the spring growing season. Trim and shape your plants by cutting 1/4 inch above a growth bud at a 45 degree angle to promote healthy growth. High-quality garden tools, like the Fiskars PowerGear2 Pruner or Lopper, make taming shrubs and cutting through dead or overgrown limbs easier.Plan your plantingSummer is a great time to plan your outdoor space and give it a fresh new look. When plotting out your yard or garden, be sure to leave extra space around plants to account for their growth or plant in containers to easily move them around, if needed. Raised garden beds for herbs and veggies are great for keeping plants in order and allow you to plant, water and harvest more easily. Choose tools to help with planting that are easy to grip and will stand up throughout the season, like the Fiskars Big Grip Trowel or Transplanter.Mulch carefullyShallow layers of mulch work to keep your soil cool, cut down on weeds and slow the loss of moisture. But be careful not to mulch too deeply, as too much mulch can inhibit oxygen from reaching plant roots and encourage mold. As a rule of thumb, mulch only two to three inches on top of the soil.Water wiselyA healthy lawn and garden will have deep roots that can tap reserves of moisture way down in the soil. Water deeply – but not too often – and you’ll encourage plants to develop even deeper roots. The best time to water is between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. when the air is cooler and there is less risk of evaporation from heat and wind. Use tools that are easy to maneuver and durable to stand up to the elements season after season, like the Gilmour Flexogen Hose and Thumb Control Watering Nozzle.Summer is a great time to plan your outdoor space and give it a fresh new look.Enjoy the fruits of your laborRemember to spend time outside in your yard and garden when the weather is nice and enjoy the fresh fruits and vegetables you grow. Use Herb and Veggie Shears to make healthy cuts on your plants so you have fresh and delicious produce throughout the season.With the right tools, yard and garden work is fun, not frustrating. Use these tips to keep your yard maintained and beautiful so you can enjoy it all summer long. Jimmy August 27, 2018 at 2:35 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Leading from the top… to the bottom

first_img Tagged with: Events Management Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  26 total views,  1 views today The Leonard Cheshire Chairman has raised funds for the charity with a 10,000ft skydive.Charles Morland, the Chairman of Leonard Cheshire, the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of support to disabled people, took part in a fundraising skydive at the weekend, jumping from 10,000ft over an Oxfordshire airfield.Charles said: “After encouraging so many people to jump for Leonard Cheshire, I thought it was about time I did the same! As a wheelchair user, I think it’s wonderful that I was able to skydive and shows that disabled people can achieve their ambitions when there are no barriers to opportunity.” Advertisement Skydiving is one of the regular fundraising events organised by the Events Team at Leonard Cheshire. Leading from the top… to the bottom Howard Lake | 8 March 2004 | Newslast_img read more

Will you leave £5,500 to the government?

first_img Every year the government rakes in £3.3 billion from inheritance tax, that’s an average of £5,500 for every death in the UK per year. This November, why not take part in the Will Aid scheme and make sure your hard earned cash goes to your family and good causes rather than back into the treasury coffers?Will Aid, a charity will making scheme, has recruited over 1,600 solicitors across the UK who will give their time free of charge to draw up a basic will. The average cost is normally £75 and the solicitor will donate that money to Will Aid, of which Christian Aid is a founding member.That £75 could pay to install a tap in a village providing clean, safe drinking water for everyone and build a latrine that can save lives by reducing the threat of diarrhoea, malaria and cholera.Most people don’t think about making a will until they are in their 50’s, however new parents should consider making one to ensure their children are taken care of. If you are married and without a will, government regulations state that the first £125,000 of your estate goes directly to your spouse and the rest must be divided amongst other members of your family. This process, if disputed, can take up to 10 years to settle.The real sting in the tail is inheritance tax – 40 per cent on anything you own worth over £285,000. And what’s more, this tax has to be paid before your family can take control of your estate. Many people are left in the position of having to take out a bridging loan to pay the tax.Jack Visser, legacy officer at Christian Aid said: ‘The only positive thing about inheritance tax is that it can be avoided. All it takes is a little forward planning.’Leaving money to charity can relieve the tax burden on family members as any money left to charity is donated before the final total is calculated for tax purposes. Your legacy could make a real difference – £150 will train a midwife in Burkina Faso, £790 will build a well in Mali and £2,400 will pay for the construction of a school in Angola.Will Aid has raised nearly £6 million for good causes since it started in 1988 and last year Christian Aid raised £67,000 in donated solicitors’ fees from the scheme. This money goes to help some of the world’s poorest people in more than 50 countries providing health education, sanitation, emergency response and livelihood support. Christian Aid works with people of all races and religions, where the need is greatest.If you are interested in finding out more about the scheme and how to find your nearest participating Will Aid solicitor contact Jack Visser on 020 7654 5334 or email him at [email protected] more press information please call Karen Hedges on 020 7523 2404 [email protected] to editors:An average of 600,000 people die every year in the UKwww.christianaid.org.uk Will you leave £5,500 to the government? About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: legacies  25 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 September 2006 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

White House Forum Addresses Future of Antibiotics in Livestock Production

first_img Facebook Twitter All quotes are delayed snapshots Battle Resistance With the Soy Checkoff ‘Take Action’ Program SHARE White House Forum Addresses Future of Antibiotics in Livestock ProductionMore than 150 food companies, retailers, and human and animal health stakeholders gathered at the White House on Tuesday for a forum on Antibiotic Stewardship. Combating antibiotic resistance is a priority for the Obama Administration. Amy Pope, National Security Council Deputy Assistant to the President, says that in the past several months the Administration has taken action on this priority. During the Forum, the President signed a memorandum directing Federal departments and agencies to create a preference for meat and poultry produced according to responsible antibiotic use. The Presidential Food Service is also committing to serving meats and poultry that have not been treated with hormones or antibiotics.Separately, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will announce that it has finalized changes to the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulation, an important piece of FDA’s overall strategy to promote the judicious use of medically important antibiotics in food-producing animals as it facilitates bringing the feed-use of such antibiotics under the oversight of licensed veterinarians.Dr. Cathie Wotecki, U.S. Department of Agriculture Chief Scientist, says USDA has set a goal of encouraging responsible use of antibiotics in livestock production to protect the future of human health and animal health, “We are taking a one health approach because both humans and animals share the same environment.” USDA believes the Forum is an important step in the right direction to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.Jeff SimmonsA number of animal health companies were part of the forum, including Indiana-based Elanco Co. whose President, Jeff Simmons, announced an 8 point research program aimed at protecting animal health and developing new tools for producers. “In the next few decades, demand for animal protein will climb 60 percent as population increases and the global middle class expands by three billion people. These numbers are important, because we’re already overusing the Earth’s resources, consuming about 1.5 times the natural resources we should use in a year. Delivering safe, sufficient, affordable protein to feed the growing population has never been at greater risk,” Simmons told the Forum. He also pointed out that protecting the health of animals is an important part of this effort, “The welfare of animals we rely upon to provide protein is also at risk. Today, we have emerging diseases on every continent, including the extreme of avian influenza right here in the United States. Beyond that – nearly 3 in 4 cattle experience symptoms of respiratory disease at some point in their life, and 1 in 6 dairy cattle experience mastitis in their productive life. It is our industry’s responsibility to keep animals healthy and treat the ones that get sick while safeguarding antibiotics for future generations through responsible use.”  He warned about moving too fast with regulations on antibiotic use in livestock production, “It is important that we don’t enact regulations or policies that move faster than available science, which could jeopardize animal health as well as food safety and food security.”The Animal Health Institute issued a statement supportive of the White House Forum, but with a cautionary note, “Like doctors who treat humans, veterinarians have a moral obligation to help prevent and treat disease in animals.  Therefore, it is essential for veterinarians to continue to have a broad range of animal medicines available as tools to treat and prevent diseases and control outbreaks.”  AHI said they supported the FDA regulations that are set to go into effect in 2016, “When fully implemented, this policy means that medically important antibiotics will be used in food animals only to fight disease under the supervision of a veterinarian.”At the Forum, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association stressed how their Beef Quality Assurance program was helping to address this issue. “A significant part of the Beef Quality Assurance program involves antimicrobial stewardship training on the appropriate use and administration of these technologies. BQA stresses the need for good stewardship including: honoring withdrawal times, prevention of environmental contamination, the need for good record-keeping and a strong veterinarian-client-patient relationship,” NCBA Chief Veterinarian, Dr. Kathy Simmons.Yet, some consumer activist groups continue to call for a total ban on antibiotics. “Our government leaders at all levels should close this problematic loophole that allows industry to misuse our precious life-saving drugs at the expense of our health,” said Mae Wu, health attorney at NRDC, in a statement that was released Tuesday. 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Council Approves $1.2 Million In Contracts For Computer Servers and An Oil Containment System

first_imgThe City Council approved two contracts on Monday’s shortened consent calendar.The sweep motion passed a $550,000 contract to VCI Utility Services for the construction of an oil containment system at the city’s Villa Substation which would bring the site into EPA compliance.The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) requires that regulated facilities, including electric facilities, have spill prevention, control, and countermeasure plans in place to ensure that potentially large oil spills be contained within the immediate area.The substation was built 41 years ago prior to current EPA regulations regulating the sites.A large oil spill could prove costly to the city, and has the potential to seep into the city’s groundwater.According to a city staff report, the construction of an oil containment system at the site is included in Pasadena Water and Power’s Electric Distribution System Master Plan to prevent environmental damage resulting from potential mineral oil spills originating from transformers or electrical equipment.The City Council also authorized a $662,421 maximum contract with Impex Technologies for computer server and storage hardware equipment.Regarding the Impex Technologies contract, the city’s Department of Information Technology (DoIT). The department is responsible for citywide information technology operations and support services of the computer server systems.The server and storage systems aid the city’s 16 departments in critical business applications such as financial, land and document management, and public safety systems.The current infrastructure hosting the systems was implemented more than eight years ago and is fast becoming obsolete.“As part of DolT’s standard hardware lifecycle replacement policy, new hardware is necessary to replace aging equipment to maintain optimum performance levels with the ability to expand for future systems and services,” according to a city staff report. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Community News Government Council Approves $1.2 Million In Contracts For Computer Servers and An Oil Containment System STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, April 19, 2021 | 6:11 pmcenter_img Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Limerick companies reminded of Seedcorn business competition deadline

first_imgBriefcaseThe closing date for applications to InterTradeIreland’s 16th All-island Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition is just two weeks away.Early and new start companies from Limerick are being reminded to enter the competition to be in with a chance of competing for a no-equity total cash prize fund of €280,000. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 1st June, and companies can enter via www.intertradeireland.com/ seedcorn.There are nine cash prizes on offer and entrepreneurs compete against each other regionally before competing at the national final for the ‘Best Overall’ Titles. As well as the cash prize, participants also benefit from expert mentoring, business plan development, introductions and access to investors, developing pitching skills and additional publicity opportunities.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Now in its 16th year, the competition is open to all independent companies incorporated in Ireland or Northern Ireland in the seed, start-up or early stages of business development and ideally targeting international markets.The winners of Best ‘Early Stage’ Company and Best ‘New Start’ Company stand to win €50,000 respectively. The overall winner will be chosen from these two and they will win an additional €50,000, giving them a total overall winning of €100,000 – with no equity stake being taken by InterTradeIreland. There are also six regional prizes of €20,000 and a prize of €10,000 for the best venture stemming from a university spinout or a recognised support programme.Connor Sweeney, Seedcorn Project Manager for InterTradeIreland said: “The Seedcorn competition gives Limerick start-ups a unique opportunity to refine their business plans, benefit from mentoring and potentially benefit from our overall, equity-free prize fund. I am really excited to see the different applications that we receive this year. Since its inception in 2003, companies which have gone through the Seedcorn Competition have raised in excess of €229m.  Last year alone, in excess of €10m was raised. This shows the excellent opportunities on offer, especially in relation to building links with business investors.”Initial applications will be shortlisted by a selection panel, with successful companies being invited to submit their full business plan. If shortlisted, companies then are invited to deliver an investment pitch in front of the judging panel comprising venture capitalists, business angels and some of the island’s leading entrepreneurs and business experts. Prior to attending regional finals, each company will be invited to attend an intensive one day investment pitch masterclass to help polish their presentation skills.The final date for receipt of application forms is Friday 1st June and companies can register their interest at www.intertradeireland.com/ seedcorn. Regional winners will be announced in mid-November before going on to compete in the all-island grand final in November 2018.You can follow all the action throughout the 2018 competition by searching for and using #ITIseedcorn and following @ITI_SeedcornMore about business here.  Government ‘makes a complete mess’ of pub reopening Facebook Key restrictions ‘significantly’ tightened to combat spread of Coronavirus Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter NewsBusinessLimerick companies reminded of Seedcorn business competition deadlineBy Staff Reporter – May 22, 2018 769 Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision WhatsAppcenter_img Advertisement Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry TAGSindependent companiesInterTradeIreland SeedcornIrelandNorthern IrelandSeedcorn Investor Readiness Competition Print Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleLimerick celebrates Africa Day Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Discover the wonders of Limerick during Heritage Week Limerick on alert as city hit by Covid outbreaks Emaillast_img read more

Herbs the topic at Brundidge Rotary

first_imgLatest Stories “People tell me that it must be a lot of fun playing in the dirt and planting herbs,” Dismukes said. “It is. For the first ten thousand. The next one hundred and sixty thousand aren’t too much fun.“We actually get started getting things ready in October but the real work comes from January through May.”There are 26 greenhouses on the herb farm and it takes about 20 people working hard and steady to get the work done.“What most people don’t know is that all of the watering of the millions of plants is done by hand,” Dismukes said. “I pray for everybody I know while I’m out there watering. So, if you know anybody that needs praying for from January through May just let me know. I’ve got the time.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen If you want to know anything about growing herbs, you might want to ask Sylvia Dismukes.Sylvia Dismukes of Dismukes Herb Farm north of Troy was the program guest of Rotarian Ben Busbee at the Wednesday meeting of the Brundidge Rotary Club. The herb farm produces more than 170,000 flats of herbs each year.After all, this year she potted 172,000 flats of herbs.Of course, Dismukes doesn’t take all the credit. She gladly shares it with her family and those who are employed at the Dismukes’ herb farm just north of Troy. Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson In the herb-growing business no two years are alike, and Dismukes said she learns something new every year.“One thing that I’ve learned is that most people kill their plants with kindness,” she said, laughing. “Too much water will kill a plant. Too little water is better than too much.”The Dismukes farm has grown up to 30 herbs in a season and, from time to time, an herb is added or taken away.“We don’t grow chives anymore,” Dismukes said. “All of the chives are now grown at one location. So, no two years are alike.”Dismukes gave insight into the herbs that attract bees and hummingbirds. “Most of them.”“And cornflowers are very attractive to butterflies,” she said. “Dill leaves can be added to a bouquet of roses to give it a soft and airy look. Rosemary is drought tolerant. Lemon Balm has a pretty blue/purple flower. Thyme runs everywhere and you can’t get rid of Bee Balm. If you have a place that washes, plant Bee Balm and it will take care of it.”Although borage is no longer grown at the Dismukes’ herb farm, Dismukes said the flowers from the plant can be dipped in egg white and used for cake decoration. “They are also good in salads.”Dismukes said she loves growing mint but recommends that it be grown in pots because it can “take over.”“This year, we’ve grown regular mint, spearmint, peppermint, chocolate mint, orange mint and grapefruit mint and it’s all good,” she said. Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Skip Herbs the topic at Brundidge Rotary Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Dr. Michael Bivins: Among UA’s most prominent black graduates On June 11, 1963, the color barrier was broken at the University of Alabama, opening the way for thousands of… read more Dismukes was the program guest of Ben Busbee at the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday and shared the knowledge she has gained growing herbs for Bonnie Plant Farm in Union Springs for nearly 13 years.Dismukes grew up on farm between Louisville and Blue Springs so she knew the fundamentals of farming.As the county administrator for Bullock County, she kept her hand to the plow in a sense. When she retired in 1999, she and her husband, Wilmer Dismukes, moved to Pike County and have been growing herbs ever since. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

FIRST CLASS: GHS Agriscience Academy holds inaugural graduation

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “The Ag Academy offered me an associate degree and it’s a science degree that will help me with my college courses,” she said. “At the academy, we have been like family. We’ve worked together and we’ve pulled together to accomplish our goals.”Laken, laughingly, said she never realized what it takes to grow sweet potatoes. “I have a greater appreciation for farmers,” she said. “No farmers; no food. I’ve learned so much that will benefit me in my career and in life. All four of us have benefited greatly from what we have learned at the academy.”Charitee and Anna have not yet decided which career paths they will take. Charitee plans to attend Troy University and is considering education. Anna is working at a local animal clinic. She is not ruling out a career that involves animals. “This is been a long journey for these four students,” Rich said. “The courses have been challenging, both the book work and the hands-on activities.  There have been rough times. But they have stayed the course and they came through.  They have many opportunities awaiting them. Mr. (Cody) Eiland, (Agriscience Academy instructor) and I are so proud of them and for them for what they have accomplished. This was our first graduating group but we have other groups coming behind them who are dedicated to their goals. We look forward to the continued success of the Agriscience Academy.” Four members of the Goshen High School Class of 2018 received associate of science diplomas from Enterprise State Community College Thursday night. However, they will have to wait until Friday, May 25 to graduate from high school.Laken Bush, Charitee Childs, Blake Childs and Anna Yancey were the first students to graduate from the Agriscience Academy at Goshen High School. They entered the academy as sophomores and completed the three-year program with 64 credit hours, 16 at GSH and 48 credit hours through ESCC.“This was the first group that had the opportunity to complete the entire agriscience program at the academy,” said Jamie Rich, Agriscience Academy program facilitator and instructor. “This is a very challenging program and to complete the program takes a lot of hard work and dedication. An associate of science diploma is a highly regarded associate degree and will open doors to educational and work opportunities.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day 12PrevNextStartStop You Might Like Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopencenter_img The Agriscience Academy students received their associate of science diplomas at the Enterprise State Community College graduation ceremony and, laughingly, said only their families and friends in attendance knew they had not yet graduated from high school.“It felt good to know that we had accomplished our goal,” Blake said. “It was not easy. We worked hard and it took hard work. But we’re prepared now for whatever it is we want to do.”Blake is ready to take what he has learned and put it into practice. Latest Stories “I want to farm,” he said. “That’s what I’ve wanted to do for a long time. The Ag Academy has given me opportunities to learn in the classroom and to put what I’ve learned into practice.”Blake has been raising his own cows and his future interest is in beef breeding cows.“I might like to do some row cropping, mainly to support my herd,” he said. “But cattle farming is what I want to do and I’ve worked hard and learned a lot. I’m ready to get started.”Laken plans to attend Huntingdon College and purse a degree in occupational therapy. Print Article TORCHBEARERS: Ivey Challenges Troy grads to shine “Once you are given the chance to lead, do it,” Gov. Kay Ivey told the Spring 2018 graduating class at… read more Published 10:55 pm Monday, May 14, 2018 FIRST CLASS: GHS Agriscience Academy holds inaugural graduation Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

New York attorney general sues ex-business owner for alleged racist acts against protesters

first_imgMarilyn Nieves/iStockBy AARON KATERSKY, ABC NewsWith 101 different soft serve flavors, bumper boats and a 30-foot climbing wall, Bumpy’s Polar Freeze was something of a summertime institution for decades in Schenectady, New York.More recently, though, it became known for the alleged actions of its former owner, David Elmendorf, who was accused of racist actions and making false reports to the police.On Wednesday, the New York attorney general’s office sued Elmendorf over his alleged use of racist intimidation tactics during protests against his business last June.“Elmendorf violated various New York laws over the course of two days in June 2020 when he made multiple armed threats, including death threats using derogatory racist language, against peaceful Black protesters and made false reports to the police regarding those protestors,” the civil lawsuit states.According to the lawsuit, Elmendorf brandished several weapons and made death threats in an effort to stop legal protests, while using a number of offensive, racial epithets when referring to Black protesters. Following the altercations, Elmendorf reportedly called the police and falsely claimed protesters were brandishing weapons as he used their race and color as reasoning for the call.Elmendorf’s attorney, James Mermigis, said his client categorically denies every allegation in the complaint.“This guy is not a racist,” he said.The lawsuit asks the court to block Elmendorf from having a weapon within 1,000 feet of a protest and to prevent him from threatening, assaulting or intimidating people based on the color of their skin. It also asks the court to declare that he violated civil rights laws and to order that he pay up to $500 for each instance of violating a protester’s civil rights.The lawsuit is the first brought by the office’s Hate Crimes and Bias Prevention Unit, which New York Attorney General Tish James established after the state Legislature made it unlawful to make false, race-based police reports.That law was passed last year after the case against Amy Cooper, the white woman who called police on a Black birdwatcher during a caught-on-camera encounter in Central Park. Cooper’s case was dismissed by the Manhattan DA’s office after she fulfilled an education program.The law allows the attorney general to sue someone who “summons a police officer … without reason to suspect a violation of the penal law” when motivated by racial bias.“Those who make racist and violent threats will be held accountable by my office with the full weight of the law,” James said in a statement accompanying an announcement of the lawsuit.“The charges against David Elmendorf should serve as a warning that hate crimes will not be tolerated on my watch, and we will not allow any individual to use the color of someone’s skin as a weapon,” she said.Last June, text messages allegedly authored by Elmendorf circulated on social media, revealing the use of racial epithets and a refusal to hire Black individuals, according to the complaint. When Black community groups protested, James claims Elmendorf “terrorized peaceful protesters” by making armed, racist death threats with both a .22 caliber air rifle and a baton.Mermigis said three out of every four of Elmendorf’s employees were minorities.He also alleged some of the protesters were antagonizing customers, smashing windows and stealing property.“They were baiting him to do stuff,” Mermigis said. “It’s really unfortunate his name is being smeared like this.”ABC News’ Celia Darrough contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Total to supply LNG to CMA CGM container ships in France

first_imgThe agreement covers vessels with a capacity of 15,000 twenty-foot equivalent units each Image: Total will supply LNG to CMA CGM’s future containerships in Marseille. Photo: courtesy of michaelmep/Pixabay. Total has entered into a deal to supply around 270,000 tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to CMA CGM’s future container ships in France for more than 10 years.The agreement covers vessels with a capacity of 15,000 twenty-foot equivalent units each that will operate between Asia and the Mediterranean.The LNG delivery will commence in 2021.Under the deal, Total will offer an appropriate solution for the bunkering of the containerships with the positioning of a LNG Bunker Vessel at the port of Marseille-Fos hub and a complementary bunkering solution in Singapore.CMA CGM Group Chairman and CEO Rodolphe Saadé said: “Liquefied Natural Gas is the only energy currently available and reliable to significantly reduce our carbon footprint.“The choice of LNG to power our ships requires the complete adaptation of the entire energy supply chain and infrastructure.“By choosing Marseille-Fos as a refuelling port for our 15,000-TEU vessels, from the end of 2021, we are bringing the French container ports into this major energy transition.”France-based Total stated that the new supply chains will further expand the use of LNG as a marine fuel, mainly in the Mediterranean Sea.Total CEO Patrick Pouyanné said: “The development of Liquefied Natural Gas as a marine fuel is at the heart of our LNG strategy.“This new contract with CMA CGM results in the launch of a dedicated supply chain in the port of Marseille-Fos.“Total is committed to working with its customers to offer them more environmentally friendly marine fuels and thus contributes positively to the sustainable evolution of maritime transport, particularly in the Mediterranean basin.”Total, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines charter LNG bunker vessel Total has also signed a long-term charter contract with Japan-based Mitsui O.S.K. Lines for a second large LNG bunker vessel, to be delivered in 2021 that would be positioned in the Marseille-Fos area in France.The bunker vessel will be built by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in China. This vessel, which will be equipped with Mark III membrane containment system offered by France-based GTT, will have a capacity of 18,600 m³ for a length of nearly 135m.last_img read more