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NCAA Women’s Volleyball Roundup: 9/19

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOULDER, Colo.-Alexa Smith posted 15 points, 15 kills and 23 digs as the Colorado Buffaloes outlasted Utah 3-2 in Pac-12 women’s volleyball action. Utah took the first and third sets, 25-21 and 25-13. The Buffaloes countered with 25-21 and 25-18 wins and a 15-13 win in the fifth set.Dani Drews had 22.5 points, 10 digs and 20 kills in the loss for the Utes, which dropped them to 8-4 and 0-1 in Pac-12 play.The Buffaloes improved to 9-3 on the season and 1-0 in conference matches.ALBUQUERQUE,  N.M.-Lauren Twitty posted 19.5 points, 19 kills and 12 digs as the New Mexico Lobos dismantled Utah State 3-1 in Mountain West women’s volleyball action Wednesday. Tai Bierria added 19 points for New Mexico, helping the Lobos prevail 26-24, 19-25, 25-16 and 25-20 en route to improving to 7-6 on the season. Bailey Downing and Gabbi Shumway had 13 points apiece in the loss for the Aggies, dropping them to 2-10. September 19, 2018 /Sports News – Local NCAA Women’s Volleyball Roundup: 9/19 Written by Tags: Alexa Smith/Bailey Downing/Colorado Buffaloes/Dani Drews/Gabbi Shumway/Lauren Twitty/Tai Bierria/Utah Utes Brad Jameslast_img read more

PennEast files new phased approach with Federal Regulators to meet growing customer demand

first_img PennEast files new phased approach with Federal Regulators to meet growing customer demand (Credit: FreeImages/outgunned21) To meet the urgent and growing need for clean, low-cost natural gas, PennEast Pipeline Company LLC announced today the filing of an amendment with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct the federally approved PennEast Pipeline Project in two separate phases. Phase One would consist of 68 miles of 36-inch pipe, constructed entirely within Pennsylvania and ready to deliver natural gas by November 2021. The Phase Two portion would include the remaining route in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with a targeted completion of 2023.“Today’s announcement is a big step forward for families and businesses in eastern Pennsylvania and the Greater Philadelphia region who will finally benefit from greater access to low-cost natural gas, by separating the certificated PennEast route into two phases,” said Anthony Cox, Chair of the PennEast Pipeline Company Board of Managers. “In the years since the initial announcement of the Project, demand for natural gas has continued to grow, yet the benefits of new job creation, economic development, air quality, and lower energy bills have been denied to all customers by short-sighted political interests. Building the project in phases allows PennEast to meet the clear public need in the short term in Pennsylvania, and in the long term in New Jersey by affording sufficient time for permit and legal issues to be resolved.”The continued strong need and robust interest from shippers incented PennEast to file the request with FERC. Precedent agreements for 338,000 Dth/d were filed as part of Phase One and additional precedent agreement negotiations are underway for a total capacity in Phase One of approximately 600,000 Dth/d. The initial 1,107,000 Dth/d that was filed at FERC for the full project remains unchanged.Under the phased approach, PennEast will have within Pennsylvania three delivery points: UGI Utilities, Inc. (to serve the Blue Mountain Ski Resort) and new interconnections with Columbia Gas and Adelphia Gateway to serve the growing demand in the southeast region.“PennEast has always been vital to fulfilling our plans of a new hotel and water park, which have been delayed for years without the natural gas necessary to fuel the expansion,” said Barb Green, President of Blue Mountain Resort in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. “The announcement today to complete the project in phases is a major boost for our local tourism, economic development and job creation.”There are no new private property owners impacted by Phase One of the PennEast project, which would terminate in Bethlehem Township, Northampton County. The new interconnections, which will be located south of Route 22 and west of Route 33, will be constructed on property already owned by PennEast Pipeline Company LLC.“Federal regulators determined in 2018 after years of expert reviews that the full PennEast Pipeline Project was in the public need and benefit, including three federal agencies and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, which concluded it was also safe for the environment,” added Cox. “Today’s action again proves the PennEast partners are fully committed to the entire project and meeting the needs of its customers for safe, clean, reliable and affordable energy.”“Pennsylvania families and businesses shouldn’t be pawns in a political game played in another state,” said Gene Barr, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. “With key approvals at the federal and state level already, a phased approach for PennEast would allow Pennsylvania businesses to finally lower their energy costs, reduce carbon emissions and continue adding to their competitive advantage over nearby states like New Jersey. Pennsylvania’s business community urges swift approval by the Commission for this phased construction plan.”“The continued build-out of energy infrastructure across the commonwealth is the most important step in benefiting industrial, commercial, and residential consumers with affordable, abundant, and clean-burning Pennsylvania natural gas,” said David N. Taylor, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association. “Maximizing delivery of the most affordable energy source saves residents money to pay other bills, powers our economy, and improves Pennsylvania’s competitiveness. PennEast’s phased plan is a commonsense approach to fulfill the public need in Pennsylvania, where the project is ready to go.”“Pipelines are lifelines,” said Dennis L. Martire, Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager of the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). “Right now, local Pennsylvania residents do not have access to these family-supporting energy jobs on PennEast, despite the fact that clean, affordable natural gas is the pathway to a renewable future. If completing the project in phases will allow hard-working Pennsylvanians to start accessing these jobs, then that’s the path we need to take.”PennEast Pipeline Company also soon will be petitioning the Supreme Court of the United States to review a three-judge panel decision of the Third Circuit, which in September overturned nearly 80 years of industry practice and clear congressional intent in the Natural Gas Act. The petition is due March 4, 2020. Source: Company Press Release Phase one consists of 68 miles of 36-inch pipe, constructed entirely within Pennsylvanialast_img read more

Physician- General Neurology -133

first_imgWest Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute andthe Department of Neurology in the WVU School of Medicine areseeking a General Neurologist. The position involvesclinical care, research, and teaching medical students andneurology residents as well as leadership in further development ofthe division.Ours is a collaborative atmosphere that allows practicing advancedmedicine in a highly satisfying environment. We do so by recruitingsome of the finest physicians from across the country – men andwomen who are often recognized leaders in their specialty orsubspecialty; investing heavily in new technology; practicing – andfrequently developing – the latest techniques and placing thehighest emphasis on achieving great quality outcomes. Candidateswill join an active team including neurologists, neuropathologists,and physical, occupational, and speech therapists for collaborationin the areas of patient care, research and education.The West Virginia University Rockefeller NeuroscienceInstitute, led by Dr. Ali Rezai, is expanding to include theclinical, research, and academic missions of Neurosurgery,Neurology, and Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, among others.The Institute will spearhead efforts to develop innovativesolutions for West Virginians and those across the world withneurological and psychiatric conditions ranging fromAlzheimer’s to Parkinson’s; autism to stroke; and paralysis tochronic pain, addictions, and traumatic brain injury. TheDepartment of Neurology offers patients a full spectrum ofinnovative therapies for neurologic disease, including stroke,epilepsy, neuromuscular diseases, headache, immunology, andmovement disorders. WVU is a Joint Commission approvedComprehensive Stroke Center and Level IV Epilepsy Center.Morgantown, West Virginia is located just over an hour southof Pittsburgh, PA and three and one-half hours from Washington, DCand Baltimore, MD. Morgantown is consistently rated as one of thebest small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle andbusiness climate. The area offers the cultural diversity andamenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment.There is also an excellent school system and an abundance ofbeautiful homes and recreational activities.Successful candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD or DO degree (theemployer accepts foreign educational equivalent), be eligible toobtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license, and be boardcertified/eligible in Neurology at the time of employment. Forappointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank, it isexpected that candidates sustain an outstanding, extramurallysupported research program and demonstrate a track-record ofleadership, excellent communication skills, and publications inhigh-impact journals are required. All qualifications must be metby the time of appointment.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one. To learn more, visit http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/neurologyand https://wvumedicine.org/rni/ andapply online at http://wvumedicine.org/morgantowncareers.For additional questions, please contact Kelli Piccirillo, SeniorPhysician Recruiter, at [email protected] or304.598.6641.WVU & UHA are AA/EO employer –Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of anNSF ADVANCEaward for gender equity. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c)last_img read more

Research Specialist II

first_imgGeneralSummary/PurposeThis position would support Basic and TranslationalPain Research within the Department of Anesthesiology and CriticalCare Medicine (ACCM). Within the Pain Research Group (SivanesanNeuromodulation and Pharmacologic and Electrical Translational(PET) Pain Neuromodulation Research Labs). Applicants should haveexperienceworking with animals in researchenvironment.Position assists with the technicalaspects of laboratory studies and experiments includingdocumentation and preparation of materials, performingphysiological studies on animals, animal surgery related todeveloping models of peripheral neuropathic pain (includingchemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy), cancer pain, and otherconditions, behavioral assays, cell culture, administering agentsand conducting molecular work designed to painresearch.Specific Duties &ResponsibilitiesUnder the general supervision of a facultyinvestigator or laboratory supervisor, he/she will performlaboratory tasks and complete routine assays following common orestablished protocols and procedures. He/she will be trained priorto work with supervision and guidance from the principalinvestigators of the group. Keep accurate, detailed laboratoryrecords. Additional responsibilities will be to aid the principalinvestigator in the writing of progress reports; maintain andupdate procedures; protocols and approvals for work with laboratorymaterial; prepare presentations and summaries of experiments; aidin the preparation of manuscripts and grant submissions.Independent troubleshooting of technical and experimental issues.Exercises professional and scientific judgment and assumesresponsibility for decisions, consequences, and results. Engages inregular and continuous decision making having an impact on thesuccess of the laboratory.Techniques of interest include, but are not limitedto, basic animal surgery technique in rodents (e.g., xenograftimplantation, nerve ligation, catheter implantation), behavioralpharmacology (drug delivery), animal behavioral testing techniquesrelated to pain, addiction and anxiety, cell culture (mammalian),molecular and functional imaging, protein extraction/isolation,ELISA, western blot, real-time PCR, and immunocytochemistry. Abasic understanding of theory behind the experiments is needed.Work requires applying basic analytical skills to implementassigned projects, and to identify and trouble-shoot situationsneeding special attention. Following approved experimentalprotocols, health records need to be maintained in accordance withAALAC guidelines.Uses various software applications, such asspreadsheets, relational databases, electronic mail, World WideWeb, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble,manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports. Work can involveuse of image analysis software to analyze images of tissuesections.Monitors inventory levels, orders materials andsupplies in accordance with established policies and procedures.Interacts with vendors and obtains quotes. Helps maintain labequipment. Keeps laboratory and surgical recovery areas clean andorderly.This position has a duration of 2years.MinimumQualificationsBachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology,neuroscience, chemistry, or related field plus two (2) years oflaboratory experience performing relevant techniques. Master’sdegree, with related graduate research, may substitute forexperience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalencyformula.* JHU Equivalency Formula:30undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degreecredits may substitute for one year of experience. Additionalrelated experience may substitute for the required education on thesame basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to twoyears of non-related college course work may be applied towards thetotal minimum education/experience required for the respective job.*PreferredQualificationsExperience in working with experimental animalmodels. Master’s degree in biology, molecular biology,neuroscience, chemistry, or related field; 2-4 years of laboratoryexperience.Special Knowledge, Skills, andAbilitiesExperience with mammalian tissue culture.Documented ability to work independently, but also collaborationwith individuals from other research groups isrequired.Physical requirements for thejob:No allergy to live animals (rodent). Sitting innormal seated position and standing for extended periods of time.Ability to use a keyboard and move about. Ability to see and hearwithin normal parameters.Budget authority (indicate dollar amount of budgetmanaged and type/level of authority):R01, foundation, andintramuralClassified Title:Research SpecialistIIWorking Title: Research SpecialistII ​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB Starting Salary Range:$38,920 – $53,520 / Commensuratewith experienceEmployee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, Hours Vary, Up to 37.5 hrs/ weekExempt Status: ExemptLocation: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002731-SOM Ane Pain Personnel area: School of MedicineThe successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject toa pre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply dependingon which campus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf Research Specialist II Similar jobs Twitter Salary Not Specified Apply(This will open in a new window from which you will be automatically redirected to an external site after 5 seconds) LinkedIn Share Maryland, United States School of Medicine -East Baltimore Campus Maryland, United States Research Administration Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Save Research Specialist II Johns Hopkins University You need to sign in or create an account to save Johns Hopkins University Research Specialist II Salary Not Specified More searches like this Save Research Specialist II Facebook Academic Affairs Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimore Research Specialist II Salary Not Specified You need to sign in or create an account to save Maryland, United States You need to sign in or create an account to save The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to apre-employment background check.If you are interested in applying for employment with The JohnsHopkins University and require special assistance or accommodationduring any part of the pre-employment process, please contact theHR Business Services Office at [email protected] For TTYusers, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.The following additional provisions may apply depending on whichcampus you will work. Your recruiter will adviseaccordingly.During the Influenza (“the flu”) season, as a condition ofemployment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employeeswho provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care orclinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination orpossess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meetthis requirement may result in termination of employment.The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas,laboratories, working with research subjects, or involvingcommunity contact requires documentation of immune status againstRubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella(chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received theTdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may includedocumentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicellavaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratorytesting. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases areordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except forthose employees who provide results of blood tests or immunizationdocumentation from their own health care providers. Anyvaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no costin our Occupational Health office.Equal Opportunity EmployerNote: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online untilfilled.EEO is the LawLearn more:https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfImportant legal informationhttp://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm Johns Hopkins University Save Research Specialist II Administrative Not specified Full Time jobs in Baltimorelast_img read more

Skills need is major challenge

first_imgThe latest British Baker poll, on [http://www.bakeryinfo.co.uk], has revealed that bakers thought that skills shortages were the biggest issue facing their business in 2008.Forty-one per cent of bakers voted that skills shortages will be the major issue this year, followed by 35%, who elected for the rising cost of ingredients.Competition from larger rivals came in third, at 14%, followed by 10% who voted for the burden of regulation and legislation.The poll started on 10 December 2007 and ended on 5 February 2008.Visit [http://www.bakeryinfo.co.uk] to vote in British Baker’s next poll: ’What is the next big trend in bakery?’last_img

Press release: New power to target hostile state activity

first_img We judge that it was highly likely that the Russian state carried out the appalling attack in Salisbury which demonstrates why the police need robust powers to investigate, identify and challenge those acting against our interests. This is a necessary and proportionate response to the threat and will, of course, be subject to strict safeguards and robust oversight to assure its proper use. amending certain terrorism offences to update them for the digital age, to reflect contemporary patterns of radicalisation and to close gaps in their scope strengthening the sentencing framework for terrorism-related offences and the power for managing terrorist offenders following their release from custody, including by increasing the maximum penalty for certain offences, to ensure that the punishment properly reflects the crime and to better prevent re-offending strengthening the powers of the police to prevent terrorism and investigate terrorist offences The bill will also amend the Reinsurance (Acts of Terrorism) Act 1993 so that the government-backed terrorism reinsurer, Pool Re, can extend its business interruption cover to include losses that are not contingent on physical damage to commercial property. The government has today introduced new legislation to Parliament to give police new powers to investigate hostile state activity at the border.The measure, announced by the Prime Minister following the attack in Salisbury, forms part of the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill.Using the new power, the police or designated immigration or customs officers will be able to stop, question, search and detain an individual at a port, airport or border area to determine whether he or she is, or has been, engaged in hostile activity.Home Secretary, Sajid Javid said: The power will be subject to robust oversight by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner Sir Adrian Fulford and the bill includes provisions for safeguards to protect legally privileged and journalistic material.The UK faces a sustained threat from hostile state actors seeking to undermine national security in a variety of ways, including espionage and, as the attack in Salisbury made clear, violence against individuals.As announced in the government’s strengthened counter-terrorism strategy, the legislation will also introduce a variety of new laws to respond to the unprecedented terrorist threat, allowing earlier intervention to disrupt terrorism. These include:last_img read more

The Magpie Salute Shares New Single, “Sister Moon”, From Upcoming Debut LP [Listen]

first_imgBack in late 2016, Rich Robinson of the The Black Crowes announced a brand-new spinoff project called The Magpie Salute. To join him for the new band, Robinson recruited former Black Crowes members including guitarist/vocalist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien in addition to Rich Robinson Band member Joe Magistro and lead vocalist, John Hogg. Next Friday, August 10th, The Magpie Salute will release their first studio album, High Water I, via Eagle Rock Entertainment (U.S.), Mascot Label Group (Europe/Australia/New Zealand) and Sony (Japan). Today, ahead of next week’s album release, The Magpie Salute has shared their third single from the album, “Sister Moon”. This marks the third pre-release High Water I single shared by the band, following the releases of “Send Me An Omen” and “For The Wind”.“John and Marc wrote Sister Moon,” remarks Rich Robinson in a press release. “Marc had originally written it on acoustic, but John took the chords and played them on the piano. It’s one of my favorite songs on the record.” You can listen to The Magpie Salute’s newest single, “Sister Moon”, below.The Magpie Salute – “Sister Moon”[Video: The Magpie Salute]Rich Robinson, Marc Ford, and John Hogg will celebrate the release with a string of special acoustic shows in Europe beginning this Sunday in Oslo, Norway and concluding with a sold-out London show on August 10th. The trio will also perform at a free in-store on the day of release at Rough Trade East in London. From there, The Magpie Salute will return to the States for a run of dates with Gov’t Mule throughout the second half of this month.For a full list of upcoming dates, see below. For more information on High Water I or to grab your tickets to any of their upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.The Magpie Salute Upcoming Tour Dates#Aug 5 Oslo, Norway Krosset#Aug 6 Stockholm, Sweden Obaren (Free Show)#Aug 8 Berlin, Germany Lido#Aug 9 Amsterdam, Netherlands Amstelkerk#Aug 10 London, UK Rough Trade East (In-Store)#Aug 10 London, UK Oslo^August 17 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre^August 18 Charleston, SC Volvo Cars Stadium^August 19 Nashville, TN The Woods Amphitheatre at Fontanel^August 21 Huber Heights ,OH Rose Music Center at The Heights*August 23 Noblesville, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*August 24 Tinley Park, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*August 25 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre^August 26 Des Moines, IA Brenton Skating Plaza^August 28 Mankato, MN Vetter Stone Amphitheater^August 29 Papillion, NE Sumtur AmphitheaterAugust 30 Boulder, CO Boulder TheaterAugust 31 Park City, UT Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater^September 1 Missoula, MO Big Sky BrewerySeptember 5 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe LiveSeptember 6 Kent, OH Kent StageSeptember 7 New York, NY Sony HallSeptember 8 Ardmore, PA Ardmore Music HallSeptember 9 Westbury, NY The Space At WestburySeptember 12 Fredericton, NB Harvest Jazz & Blues FestivalSeptember 13 Portland, ME AURASeptember 14 Beverly, MA Cabot TheatreSeptember 15 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino BallroomSeptember 16 Burlington, VT Grand Point North FestivalSeptember 18 Washington, D.C The HamiltonSeptember 21 Atlanta, GA Buckhead TheatreSeptember 22 Columbia, SC Glass Half FullSeptember 23 Louisville, KY Bourbon & Beyond# – Special Acoustic Trio Shows* = w/Govt. Mule and The Avett Brothers^ = w/Govt. Mule** = w/Blackberry SmokeView Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

Resurreccion honored

first_imgAnna Resurreccion, a University of Georgia professor of food science, has been awarded the title of Distinguished Research Professor, a designation awarded to faculty who are internationally-recognized for their original contributions to knowledge and whose work promises to foster continued creativity in their discipline. Sensory science specialistA researcher with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Resurreccion is recognized internationally for her innovative research on the bioactive components in food, and consumer and sensory science. She developed original methods for measuring consumer preferences and the sensory qualities of food—including creative new ways to collect and use the information to develop value-added food products that provide improved nutrition, safety, and health benefits for consumers in the U.S. and developing countries. Her research on food quality and acceptance by consumers resulted in new product lines from food companies worldwide. She also invented a UGA-patented process that uses ultraviolet light and ultrasound technologies to enhance resveratrol and other functional compounds in peanut products, as well as new analytical methods to measure phenolics in these products. Enhancing the nutritional value of peanutsHer work over 24 years with the USAID Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program resulted in a model for successful transfer of peanut processing technologies and their commercialization—including the development of vitamin-fortified peanut butter to alleviate vitamin A deficiencies that lead to blindness in children. Her work has brought worldwide attention and distinction to UGA.last_img read more

Recycled Christmas Trees

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Extension specialists have several suggestions for creatively recycling this year’s tree.“Sunk into private fishing ponds or lakes, Christmas trees make excellent refuge and feeding areas for fish,” said UGA Extension DeKalb County agent Gary Peiffer. Extension wildlife specialists suggest anchoring the tree in a large coffee can with concrete first. The concrete weights the tree down so it stands upright. This natural fish attractor will draw bream and bass and offer a safe haven for young fish. For safety’s sake, drop the tree well away from swimming areas.Wildlife lovers can also turn their holiday tree into a winter bird feeder and shelter. “Just add some orange slices, bread and suet to attract birds and brighten up your winter landscape,” Peiffer said.A decomposing Christmas tree can also provide valuable food for insects and worms, as well as a good hiding place for birds and other creatures. If you love wildlife more than a perfectly manicured landscape, use the holiday tree to create an untidy thicket habitat for little birds, like cardinals and white-throated sparrows.Crafty types can clip away branch tips and needles to provide aroma for sachets and potpourri.UGA Extension horticulturist Matthew Chappell has several suggestions for how to recycle Christmas trees. His list includes the following:Whittle a walking stick. “It takes a lot of whittling. You can give it as a gift next Christmas.” This is Chappell’s favorite use.Create a coat rack. Cut all the branches off except for a few at the top, those should be trimmed 3 inches to 4 inches from the trunk. Build a bottle tree. Cut all the branches about a foot from the trunk and put empty wine bottles on them. “My friend in Charleston, S.C., started that trend in his yard at Folly Beach,” he said. “It’s definitely better with different colored bottles.”Craft a longbow. “My brother-in-law made a longbow out of last year’s Christmas tree. A lot of bow hunters are going back to the old style, the old world way of hunting,” Chappell said.Shape a vine pole. Trim the branches off, but leave some for vine support. Sink the trunk in the ground and use it as a trellis for a climbing plant like a morning glory or clematis.Create kindling. Chop up the smaller branches and make kindling for winter fires. You took time to select and decorate the perfect Christmas tree for the holidays. Now put a little forethought and time into recycling it. Christmas tree branches and the trunk can also be chipped and turned into valuable mulch for landscape and garden plants. If you don’t have a chipper, take your tree to the local “Bring One For The Chipper” event. To find a location, see the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation website at keepgeorgiabeautiful.org/bring_one_for_chipper.asp.last_img read more

Peruvian Defense Ministry and Armed Forces Joint Command Organize Technology Fair

first_img SITDEF’s third edition, held at the Peruvian Army’s headquarters from 11 to 15 May, was inaugurated by President Alan García and will be attended by authorities from the Armed Forces and the National Police, as well as by twelve defense ministers from the region, among others. The lack of high-tech equipment, action strategies, and a culture of prevention of natural disasters has meant millions of dollars in losses for Peru over the last decade. By Dialogo May 12, 2011 For this reason, the International Defense Technology Salon (SITDEF) is promoting the presentation of the most advanced tools from around the world for the prevention of and action in response to natural disasters, such as radars, meteorological systems, rapid-response helicopters, first-aid vehicles, military field hospitals, and computerized visors, among others. The 2011 edition of SITDEF is being held in a much larger space than the previous editions, enabling a better display of the most advanced defense, security, and natural-disaster-prevention equipment by the one hundred domestic and foreign firms participating. For the first time, a Sukhoi plane will be on exhibit, and attendees will be able to experience, using a simulator, what it is like to steer a submarine, as part of the celebrations for the centennial of the Peruvian Navy’s Submarine Force. center_img This is a business and cultural event, jointly promoted and organized by the Peruvian Defense Ministry and Armed Forces in Peru every two years since 2007. (*This press release is a republication in Diálogo of the original release.) The event seeks to bring together domestic and foreign firms dedicated to exhibiting cutting-edge technology in the areas of natural-disaster prevention and national defense. In addition to specialized lectures addressed to military bodies such as the Air Force, the Navy, and the Army, the fair will also include the exhibition of defense equipment, such as tanks, communications equipment, citizen-safety systems, etc. last_img read more