Local Leaders Distribute Hand Sanitizer, Face Masks To Farmers

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo Caption: left to right CCE Executive Director, Emily Reynolds; Cornell Lake Erie Regional Grape Team Leader, Jennifer Russo; Field Assistant, Madonna Martin.JAMESTOWN – Local leaders are distributing hand sanitizer and face masks to area farms in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agricultural Program, in conjunction with the NYS AG and Markets, have so far given away more than 600 gallons of sanitizer and over 1,000 face coverings.The supplies were provided by New York State.This program is available for farm owners to distribute to their employees and for themselves. Farm owners interested in learning more are asked to visit cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua or call 716-664-9502.last_img read more

Cold weather veggies

first_imgNow is the time for home gardeners to start preparing fall gardens of cool-season vegetables. If you planted a summer vegetable garden, use your lawn mower to chop up these plants. Incorporate these plants, along with a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10, into your fall garden plot with a tiller. Fall gardens in Georgia can be very challenging to get cool-season vegetables through the end of summer. It’s a delicate balance in starting them early enough to allow cool-season vegetables to mature (50 to 60 days) before a hard frost and getting them through the end of a hot, dry summer. Ideally, start seeds in August for broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, turnips, radishes, spinach, lettuce, beets and onions. Use a store-bought potting mix to start seeds in containers, flats or trays. Place the seeds in a partially shaded spot, keep them watered and you will have seedlings ready to transplant in September. Most vegetables can be purchased as seedlings from garden centers ready to transplant if you don’t want to start from seeds. Onion sets can be transplanted later in October. Keeping young seedlings watered is critical to getting them established. Also keep a sharp eye out for pest problems such as insects, diseases and weeds. These pests will continue to flourish in the warm temperatures and high humidity. A layer of newspaper and mulch between rows can avoid a lot of weed problems and help conserve soil moisture. Contact your local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office at 1-800-ASK-UGA1 for more information on growing fall vegetable gardens.last_img read more

Dwight Asset gives $21,000 to Champlain’s EMC project to address violence against women

first_imgAbout Champlain CollegeA private, residential college founded in 1878, Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, has a long tradition of educating professionals for leadership roles by providing a high-quality, career-oriented education. Champlain s distinctive educational approach embodies the notion that true learning only occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain was named a Top-Up-and-Coming School by U.S. News & World Report s America s Best Colleges 2010. To learn more about Champlain College, visit www.champlain.edu(link is external).About Dwight Asset Management Company LLCDwight Asset Management Company LLC focuses exclusively on fixed income investment management services for institutional clients including retirement plans, corporations, public funds, insurance companies, financial institutions, endowments, foundations, and Taft-Hartley plans. It is based in Burlington, VT.Source: Champlain College. 2.19.2010 Champlain College s Emergent Media Center is the recipient of three gifts, totaling $21,000, given in honor of former Dwight Asset Management CEO Laura Dagan s 22 years of service to the company and her recent retirement.The financial gifts from Dwight Asset Management, its parent company, Old Mutual Asset Management and its client, Graybar Electric Company, were presented to Ann DeMarle, director of Champlain College s Emergent Media Center (EMC). Dwight Asset wanted to thank and honor Laura for more than two decades of service to our company and the community with these gifts, said David J. Thompson, Dwight s CEO and President. Supporting the EMC and the project they are currently working on with the Population Media Center and the United Nations Population Fund to create an e-game designed to help reduce violence against women, fit perfectly with Laura s desire to make a significant difference in the community.The goal of the project, dubbed Breakaway, is to engage and educate boys ages 10-13 through episodic, interactive game and social networking applications delivered globally via web and mobile technology. The game uses skill-building soccer gameplay with a narrative designed to encourage positive attitudes and behaviors in combating violence against women worldwide. Plans call for Breakaway to make its debut this summer at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in June.  Dagan, who lives in South Hero with her husband, Barry, has been a member of the Champlain College Board of Trustees since 2006 and will continue to serve in that role. I am inspired by the Champlain College students, the activities at the EMC and how the Breakaway project is already changing lives around the world, said Dagan.  The results of these gifts will be far reaching and represent a perfect conclusion to the wonderful career I have enjoyed at Dwight.Under her leadership, Dwight Asset was active in reaching out to the communities in which Dwight s employees work and live by supporting various charitable organizations, educational institutions and the arts. Over the years, the firm has targeted children and families, aging and wellness and historical and land preservation, for its contributions and volunteer time.Champlain s Emergent Media Center, located in the Champlain Mill in Winooski, works directly with industry, public institutions and non-profits, to provide a laboratory/studio environment for discovering concepts, processes and applications in electronic and video games and emergent media. At the heart of the EMC s educational value are two key objectives, DeMarle explained, To enable Champlain students to become thoughtful leaders in areas of technology, media and learning; and to help define the future of immersive mediums and technologies.The EMC brings together Champlain students and faculty in collaboration with industry professionals to also work on projects such as the Cystic Fibrosis breath biofeedback game for the UVM College of Medicine, the Visualize Burlington 3D mapping project with the City of Burlington and a virtual archeology museum in conjunction with the State of Vermont Agency of Commerce and Division of Historic Preservation. Champlain College was founded in 1878 and currently has nearly 2,000 undergraduate students. To learn more about Champlain College, visit www.champlain.edu(link is external)last_img read more

BLOG: Shopping for Health Insurance (SLIDESHOW)

first_img Human Services,  The Blog So many of us forget about health insurance until we need to use it. Life is full of surprises. Insurance helps you prepare for the unexpected. If you’re in the market for health insurance and unsure about how to choose the right plan for you and your family, click through the slideshow below from the Pennsylvania Insurance Department for tips on shopping for health insurance during the 2016 open enrollment season.The most important deadlines you need to know are:– December 15, 2015: Last day to enroll in health insurance effective January 1, 2016.– January 31, 2016: Last day of open enrollment 2016. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter BLOG: Shopping for Health Insurance (SLIDESHOW) Oops… Slider with alias shopping not found. December 08, 2015 Watch Governor Tom Wolf’s video about shopping for health insurance during open enrollment here.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Pennsylvania Insurance Departmentlast_img read more

BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, April 10 – April 16, 2016

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 15, 2016 The Blog,  Weekly Update On Wednesday, the House passed SB3, sending the medical marijuana legalization bill to Governor Wolf’s desk. He is proud and excited to sign the bill that will provide long overdue medical relief to patients and families who could benefit from this treatment. Members of both parties in the House and Senate came together to help patients who have run out of medical option. Governor Wolf will sign this historic legislation on Sunday in the Capitol rotunda.This week, Governor Wolf also stood with Cecile Richards to discuss the repercussions of the Republican anti-choice bill and attended the Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence. On Thursday and Friday, the Governor visited newspapers in the Northwest part of the commonwealth.Monday, 4/11/16Governor Wolf joined Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and legislators to discuss the repercussions of the Republican anti-choice billPhysician General Dr. Rachel Levine Statement on Republican Anti-choice BillTuesday, 4/12/16Moody’s: Pennsylvania’s Outlook Remains Negative, Warns of Consequences of Failing to Address Structural Budget GapGovernor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Captain Arthur E. HalfpappGovernor Wolf Applauds Senate for Passing Medical Marijuana Bill, Encourages House to Take Quick Action on BillWednesday, 4/13/16Governor Wolf Recognizes Recipients of 2016 Governor’s Awards for Local Government ExcellenceGovernor Wolf Statement on Proposed Legislation to Seal Criminal Records for Minor OffensesGovernor Wolf Statement on Medical Marijuana LegalizationGovernor Wolf attended the Governor’s Awards for Local Government ExcellenceThursday, 4/14/16Governor Wolf Signs Collective Bargaining Transparency Bill, Calls on Legislature to Pass a Gift Ban, Comprehensive Government ReformGovernor Tom Wolf spoke at Edinboro UniversityFriday 4/15/16Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Lieutenant Alan BehannaSunday 4/16/16Governor Wolf to Sign Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill Into Law – watch live at governor.pa.gov/live.Highlights from The Blog:BLOG: Organizations Announce Support for Governor Wolf’s Anti-discrimination Executive Orders (ROUND-UP)BLOG: ICYMI Corrections Secretary Wetzel talks Prison Reform on 60 MinutesBLOG: PA Schools Lost Out This Year Due to Irresponsible GOP BudgetGUEST BLOG: Why I Changed My Mind About Medical MarijuanaBLOG: We Still Have a Long Way to Go (VIDEO)BLOG: We Asked PA Families How They Would Be Impacted by Medical Marijuana LegalizationBLOG: Medical Marijuana Bill Passes, Governor Wolf Prepared to Sign SB 3 into Law (ROUND-UP)BLOG: It’s Time to Ban Gifts from Special InterestsBLOG: For A Government That Works, Outside Income Disclosure Should Be RequiredLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf BLOG: Governor Wolf’s Week, April 10 – April 16, 2016last_img read more

Nisshin Shipping Boosts Ultramax Order at Nantong Xiangyu

first_imgJapanese shipowner Nisshin Shipping has reportedly ordered six Ultramax dry bulkers at Nantong Xiangyu Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering.The order includes options for three more 63,500 dwt newbuildings, according to the data from Asiasis.The value of the deal has not been disclosed, however, the firm ships from the order are said to be scheduled for delivery in 2020.The Chinese shipbuilder is already building ten Ultramaxes for Nisshin, with four newbuildings scheduled for completion next year and six more following suit in 2020.The latest bulker newbuildings are being added to the company’s 40-strong bulker newbuilding tally spread across South Korean, Japanese and Chinese shipbuilders, data from VesselsValue shows. Nisshin also has 10 tankers on order.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Construction worker found dead in Lapuz

first_imgInitial police report said Secapure hada cardiac arrest. It was not immediately clear if foul play was ruled out inhis death./PN ILOILO City – A construction worker wasfound dead in Barangay Libertad, Lapuz district. The victim sustained no injuries, makingthe police dismiss the possibility of murder. Secapure’s co-workers discovered him in theirbarracks around 9:20 a.m., a police report showed. Police identified him as 47-year-oldJoey Secapure of Barangay Mapili Grande, Badiangan, Iloilo. last_img read more

Ex-Eagles defender urges footballers not to live a ‘fake life’

first_imgFormer Super Eagles and West Brom defender, Ifeanyi Udeze, has again called on Nigerian footballers to always live within their means. Loading… The ex-PAOK skipper reasserted the posit to Brila.net while speaking on football finances.Advertisement Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Amazing Pictures Of Unusual Objects Cut In Half8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes15 Celebs Who Fell From Grace With Their CareersCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?What Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There? Udeze opined that the flamboyant lifestyles of soccer stars make them easily distracted, stating that some accrue wealth and spend it incessantly without remembering they’ll retire.“The chasm is big. Very wide vacuum between when you play and when you retire,’ Udeze said. Our players must wake up to this reality on time so they don’t end up helpless after retirement or when uncertainties like injuries happen”, He concluded. read also:Udeze urges footballers to be  Financially ResponsibleUdeze was a marauding left-back in his days and had his promising career not attain seismic height due to injuries. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Formula E driver Abt disqualified for using professional racer

first_img(BBC) – Formula E driver Daniel Abt was disqualified and ordered to pay £8,900 to charity for getting a professional gamer to compete under his name in an official esports race.Organisers also took away all points won to date by the 27-year-old German in the Race at Home Challenge series.Lorenz Horzing, who competed for Abt, finished third in Saturday’s race behind Britain’s Oliver Rowland and Belgian ex-F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne.Abt later apologised.“I did not take it as seriously as I should have,” he said.“I am especially sorry about this because I know how much work has gone into this project on the part of the Formula E organisation. I am aware that my offence has a bitter aftertaste but it was never meant with any bad intention.”Vandoorne suspected Abt was not driving and French racer Jean-Eric Vergne asked the German to turn his video on in the next race so they could confirm it was him.last_img read more

Syracuse reverts to working on fundamentals after blowout loss in preparation for pair of home matchups

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 9, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus In Syracuse’s first game of the season, it outlasted Colgate 2-1, but barely.“Well, we got through it,” head coach Paul Flanagan said after the game.But against Boston College, two days later, the Orange lost 10-2 in a game in which it was outmatched in nearly every aspect.The team was unprepared for Colgate, Flanagan said, and unprepared for Boston College, too.SU has gone back to basics since, working on fundamentals ahead of its two games this weekend. The Orange (1-1) hosts Northeastern (0-0) on Friday at 7 p.m. and New Hampshire (0-3) at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Tennity Ice Pavilion. In practice this week, the team has focused on the simple skills it needs to improve on the most, Flanagan said: passing, puck handling, one-on-ones and crashing the net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe early-season problems haven’t been systematic, Flanagan said. Instead, each player needs to improve her in-game production, starting with the upperclassmen.The Orange was penalized eight times against Colgate and six times against Boston College.“We’ve been playing the body a lot, which is what we need to do in women’s hockey, but we just need to keep moving our feet,” said SU defender Nicole Renault. “That way we don’t get called for those penalties.”The players need to take better paths to the puck, Flanagan said, so they don’t have to use their bodies and take penalties.Against Colgate, the constant penalties ruined any chance the team had of maintaining possession and creating momentum in the offensive zone. Against Boston College, two of the Orange’s six penalties led to goals.The team has also struggled with turnovers and winning one-on-one puck battles.“They got to pucks that we had,” Flanagan said about the Boston College game. “We had pucks and they just took it away from us.”The players need to get more shots off instead of trying to be fancy with the puck, Flanagan said. SU was outshot 41-17 by Boston College.Some of the players Flanagan hoped to rely on early in the year were the team’s upperclassmen. But against Boston College, the freshmen generated most of Syracuse’s offense.“They all played last year when we beat BC here, 4-1, and upset them and really didn’t carry any of that experience with them,” Flanagan said of the older players on the team.Stephanie Grossi, a freshman forward, scored one of SU’s two goals and led the team in shots.The only senior to find the back of the net for the Orange so far this year is senior forward Julie Knerr, who scored on her only shot of the season — the game-winner against Colgate.“It’s pretty frustrating,” said senior forward Allie LaCombe. “It’s early in the season. We only have two games under our belt so it’s nice to … come back from summer and start playing again. Hopefully we can start producing like we should be.” Commentslast_img read more