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Using Pesticides Wisely Goes Virtual

first_imgThe University of Georgia and Georgia Department of Agriculture dicamba training program, Using Pesticides Wisely 2020, will move to online delivery of the remaining sessions.Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) is a state program aimed at teaching farmers and other pesticide applicators how to properly apply pesticides to limit pesticide drift in Georgia. Only farmers and other pesticide applicators who were not trained in 2019 need to complete the 2020 training, according to a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.Growers should choose one of the four webinar sessions and register for the date and time that works best for their schedule.Please note that each online session has its own registration link, so it is important to use the link that matches your preferred time. Required registration information includes address, phone number, email and pesticide license number for each registrant. A license is not required for 2,4D application, so those registrants can enter N/A in that field.Meeting links will be emailed to registrants prior to the 1.5-hour sessions. Participants will be able to submit questions using a chat box or over the phone. Attendees’ names will be placed on a list posted to the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s auxin website at www.agr.georgia.gov/24c.aspx. Please allow up to 21 days after the training date for names to be posted. This list will serve as the official training record and attendance verification.Session dates, times and registration links are:April 21, 10 a.m. – Host: Bulloch County Extension Coordinator Bill Tyson, 912-871-6130. Register at zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QQLSPi7aTiq869rhy9Gi8A.April 22, 10 a.m. – Host:  Laurens County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Raymond Joyce, 478-272-2277. Register at zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6ZdJp262SkyG19nQFH_vtw.April 23, 10 a.m. – Host: Early County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Coordinator Brian Cresswell, 229-723-3072. Register at zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RtsRK88CQlq7QF35lxJL_A.April 23, 6 p.m. – Host: Tift County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Justin Hand, 229-646-1413. Register at zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_42CPH2-8QkWcVtZ459fgNg.last_img read more

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Nevada regulators consider plan to require 1,000MW of battery storage statewide by 2030

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) is considering adopting a 1,000 MW statewide energy storage target for utilities for the end of 2030, crafting a proposal more than two years after the legislature passed a bill directing it to look into storage goals.The commission’s proposal would create biennial targets, beginning with 100 MW by the end of 2020 and then ramping up to 400 MW and 800 MW by 2024 and 2028, respectively. Utilities would be required to file progress updates with the commission beginning in 2022.The proposal, which was submitted to the state Legislative Counsel Bureau on Nov. 26, could be finalized sometime in early or mid-2020, according to Cameron Dyer, staff attorney with the Western Resource Advocates’ (WRA) clean energy program.Increasing its storage capacity is also critical to Nevada’s renewables goals. In April, the state legislature passed a bill requiring 50% of electricity to be generated from renewable resources by 2030, up from a 25% RPS target by 2025. The bill also sets the state on a trajectory towards being 100% carbon-free by 2050.The storage proposal was crafted through a stakeholder process that included the U.S. Energy Storage Alliance and WRA, and was submitted to the commission by NV Energy. The 1,000 MW target might have seemed ambitious in 2017, but is much more attainable today thanks to the shrinking cost of batteries and the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) that applies to batteries coupled with solar energy, according to Dyer.In June, NV Energy proposed to procure 590 MW of energy storage as part of an amendment to its integrated resource plan. The commission will vote on this proposal on Wednesday and, if approved, it will put the state seven years ahead of schedule on its proposed storage target. [Kavya Balaraman]More: Nevada PUC floats proposal for 1,000 MW storage target by 2030 Nevada regulators consider plan to require 1,000MW of battery storage statewide by 2030last_img read more


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Swimmers advised to avoid Virginia’s Lake Anna due to harmful algae bloom

first_imgAlgae blooms can occur when warm water and nutrients combine to make conditions favorable for algae growth. Most algae species are harmless; however some species may produce irritating compounds or toxins. Avoid discolored water or scums that are green or blueish-green because they are more likely to contain toxins.  Avoid allowing children or pets to drink from natural bodies of water.Keep children and pets out of areas experiencing a harmful algae bloom and quickly wash them off with plenty of fresh, clean water after coming into contact with algae scum or bloom water.If you or your animals experience symptoms after swimming in or near an algae bloom, seek medical/veterinarian care.To ensure fish fillets are safe to eat, properly clean fish by removing skin and discarding all internal organs and cooking fish to the proper temperature. Swimmers and other water sport enthusiasts are warned to avoid certain branches of Lake Anna because of a toxic algae bloom. The Middle Pamunkey Branch, Upper Pamunkey Branch, Terry’s Run and the Upper North Anna Branch of Lake Anna are all effected. The public is advised to avoid contact with the lake in these areas until algae concentrations return to acceptable levels, the Virginia Department of Health said in a news release.  Photo: The health department advises people to avoid discolored water or scums that are green or bluish-green as they could produce irritating compounds or toxins. Image: Wikimedia Water samples taken at collection sites within the aforementioned areas exceeded safe swimming levels of harmful algae, called cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria can cause skin rash and gastrointestinal illnesses, such as an upset stomach, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. People and pets are advised to avoid swimming, windsurfing and stand-up-paddle-boarding as well as other activities that pose a risk of ingesting water or exposure to skin, the news release said. Lake Anna is located about 72 miles south of DC and is one of the largest freshwater inland reservoirs in Virginia, covering an area of 13,000 acres. To prevent illness, people should:last_img read more


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September 2015 Credit Union Trends Report from CUNA Mutual Group

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Credit Union Trends Report is a monthly “pulse check” on the state of the credit union marketplace, often placed in a historical context. The report is published and distributed by Steven Rick from CUNA Mutual Group. View Steven’s biography.September 2015:The nation’s credit unions increased their loan portfolios by 1.0% in July, slightly less than the 1.3% pace reported in July 2014.Credit union loan delinquency rates fell to 0.64% in July, down from 0.83% one year earlier due to a stronger economy and double digit loan growth.Credit union memberships rose a robust 0.45% in July, up from a 0.20% gain reported in July 2014. continue reading »last_img


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The three types of mentors (and which one you need now)

first_img 28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I launched my career coaching practice in 2013 with the hope of changing the world for 20 and 30something job hunters.It might sound like a lofty goal, but after going from a dead-end, $30k a year admin job to a counterterrorism management position for the Pentagon, I knew I could teach others to immediately network their ways into management and a higher salary like I did.Albeit, starting my own business teaching clients how to find and land their dream jobs wasn’t exactly easy. And I’d be lying if I said that I was able to do it all alone.In order to help others with their respective journeys, I first needed to change myself (in the best way).So I began working with mentors.I sought out successful people working in the same space that I wanted to break into, and made it my business to learn from the best. continue reading »last_img read more


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LIVING LARGE: Entire town hits the market for unbelievable price

first_imgThe town comes with its own dam.The small township was originally built to house the workers of a timber mill, which has since closed down.Current owner Natali Williams bought the town about eight years ago with her husband and planned to turn it into a caravan park.After her husband passed away she put the property on the market, originally with a price of $2.1 million in 2015. POWER COUPLE SLASH $3M OFF WATERFRONT MANSION The town was built to house the workforce of a timber mill.“You could put in a tourist park or a getaway retreat or a wellness spa.”The town is 373km northwest of Brisbane and about 60km south of Mundubbera.She first visited the town last week and said she was very impressed by what she saw. “I thought I was going to see something that was very run down, but I couldn’t believe the houses were so well maintained,” she said.The homes have electricity, water, and the sale even includes a tennis court, helipad, the former church and the former timber mill.A number of the homes are currently rented out to people that work near the area and like the quiet lifestyle. To find out more check out the listing. The homes are in good condition.The town of Allies Creek, complete with 12 houses and more than 14 hectares of land can be yours for just $500,000. QUEENSLAND’S CHEAPEST HOUSE SOLD FOR $25K The homes have electricity and water.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoThe price was lowered a number of times after its initial listing, but it failed to find the right buyer. This week it received another price reduction to just $500,000 when it was listed with new agent Danielle Meyer from Danielle Meyer Rural. “I think it would be the perfect place for someone that thinks outside of the box,” Mrs Meyer said. 10 PRICIEST SUBURBS TO RENT IN QLD Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:17Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:17 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat does a million dollars buy in Aussie capital cities?01:17WHY limit yourself to just one house when you can buy an entire town?For people after a bargain, you can grab this entire regional Queensland town for less than the cost of an average Brisbane home. last_img read more


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Call for ‘buffer’ between brothels and homes

first_imgChristchurch Press 27 July 2012Christchurch residents have called for a “buffer zone” to be established between large-scale brothels and residential areas.A Christchurch City Council hearings panel is listening to 20 submissions on the council’s proposed bylaw to restrict the areas where brothels are allowed to operate.Under the bylaw, most brothels would be required to be located within certain commercial areas and away from schools and designated “important open spaces”, such as Cathedral Square and the Avon River.Existing large brothels and small owner-operated brothels would be exempt.The proposed bylaw attracted nearly 200 submissions from residents and organisations, with 20 planning to speak at the panel hearing today.The location of brothels in the city had not been subject to any bylaw controls since July 2005, when part of a 2004 council bylaw was quashed by the High Court.However, the post-earthquake closure of the central city, which forced many brothels to move to the suburbs, has raised community concerns about where they are allowed to operate.RESIDENTS ‘DON’T FEEL SAFE’Lindsay Carswell, speaking on behalf of residents at a Stanmore Rd complex, said a brothel established in one of the units had caused huge disruption for families in the complex.He asked for the council to prohibit brothels from being operated in units like theirs.The brothel opened in February “right in our face”, he said.“It’s like having the red-light district of Manchester St on your driveway.”One woman, who did not want to be named, said she had bought a unit as a “nice family home”, but “all of a sudden … I’m too scared to even take my rubbish bins outside because there are people sitting in cars obviously waiting to come in”.She had had people come to her door trying to find the “full-fledged” brothel.“They think they’re above the law. I would say it’s not a small owner-operated brothel, otherwise they wouldn’t have had to put more bedrooms in there,” she said..“We’re coming to you as a last resort to try to protect us … I don’t feel safe.”http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7363868/Call-for-buffer-between-brothels-and-homes#Scene_1last_img read more


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Area Basketball Scores (1-17)

first_imgArea Basketball Scores.Tuesday  (1-17)Girls Scores.North Decatur  56     Milan  36South Ripley  63     South Dearborn  42Jac-Cen-Del  86     Switz. County  40Greensburg  74     Hauser  51Edinburgh  50     South Decatur  37SW Hanover  50     Rising Sun  43Trinity Lutheran 44  Shawe Memorial 35SW Shelby 62   Irving. Prep Academy 22Boys Scores.Oldenburg  49     Rushville  44Franklin County  48     Lawrenceburg  39Connersville  52     New Castle  51  (OT)last_img


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McIlroy back on top after setback

first_img McIlroy briefly dropped three shots off the lead when he bogeyed the par-four 12th, his third hole of the day, but bounced back with a birdie on the next and made another from 18 feet on the 15th as more rain fell at Valhalla. And when the 25-year-old Open champion holed from 30 feet for an eagle on the par-five 18th, he suddenly held a two-shot lead over US Ryder Cup vice-captain Steve Stricker and fellow American Ryan Palmer. Rory McIlroy recovered from a slow start to boost his chances of a second major title in succession in the weather-affected 96th US PGA Championship on Friday. England’s Lee Westwood and American Kevin Chappell were also six under and among the later starters yet to begin their rounds. McIlroy had not looked in top form in the early stages of his round, pushing his opening drive into the crowd on the par-five 10th and failing to convert a birdie putt from 10 feet, although a par was at least two shots better than he managed there on Thursday after hooking his second shot out of bounds. Another birdie chance went begging on the 11th and the world number one then bogeyed the 12th, pulling his drive into the gallery and failing to get up and down from a greenside bunker. McIlroy, who followed his Open victory with a first World Golf Championship title in the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday, got back on track with birdies at the 13th and 15th and missed from six feet for another on the 16th after a towering four-iron approach from 224 yards. But he made amends from much longer range on the 18th to reach the turn in 33 and pile the pressure on the chasing pack. Play had got under way in torrential rain at 7:30am but was suspended just 20 minutes later with the first group of joint overnight leader Palmer, Ireland’s Shane Lowry and Bob Sowards still on the first green. Two members of the greenkeeping staff at Valhalla had been attempting to clear water from the putting surface with squeegees, but that proved an impossible task as the rain intensified. The rain eased enough for tournament officials to announce play would restart after a delay of 45 minutes, although preferred lies could not be used as they were surprisingly not in force when the round got under way. The delay meant McIlroy’s tee time was pushed back until 9:25am and by then the rain had stopped, leaving the course vulnerable to the kind of “target golf” the Northern Irishman prefers. The conditions did not seem to favour the semi-retired Stricker, but the 47-year-old – named on Wednesday as Tom Watson’s final vice-captain for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles – had covered the back nine in 32 to improve to six under. McIlroy’s driving was not up to the standard of his opening round and a missed fairway on the second led to a bogey five, but the three-time major winner saved par from a greenside bunker on the next to remain out in front. Palmer had fallen back with a bogey on the 15th but finished his round in style with birdies at the 17th and 18th to add a 70 to his opening 65 and set the clubhouse target on seven under. Press Associationlast_img read more


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WBB : Syracuse rides hot shooting to win over Ohio in Las Vegas

first_img Comments Published on December 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Eventually, the shots had to start falling. The way Syracuse had been shooting, missing shot after shot from the outside while opponents packed the paint to negate the Orange’s presence at the rim, losses were sure to pile up quickly.The Orange finally found its rhythm against Ohio on Tuesday and the shots just kept falling en route to a victory.‘I think we just put up good 3s. We didn’t go out there and shoot 20-plus 3s,’ SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. ‘Our game is playing at the rim, playing in the paint. …We did a very good job of not taking bad 3s.’The 81-70 win over Ohio (6-7) capped off Syracuse’s (9-4) three-game trip to Las Vegas in the Duel in the Desert. Syracuse went 31-for-61 from the field for 50.8 percent in its best shooting performance of the season to earn its second win at the tournament. Forward Iasia Hemingway finished 11-for-17 from the field for 24 points, while also notching 10 rebounds for her third double-double of the season. Guard Carmen Tyson-Thomas got hot from the outside, shooting 2-for-5 from beyond the arc, and scored 22 points.As a team, SU went 3-for-11 for 27.3 percent from the perimeter.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the team’s offense went primarily through its high-low set. And Hemingway thrived in the high post, driving to the basket against the Bobcats defense.‘They did a really good job of attacking the rim. I thought that Iasia did a very good job in the high post,’ Hillsman said. ‘I thought in the first half, she was struggling a little bit. …She did a good job in the second half.’After a back-and-forth first half that saw eight ties and six lead changes, SU settled in to an offensive groove in the second half.The Orange took the lead with just over 19 minutes remaining in the second half and never gave it up. Ohio tried to claw back and cut the score to 64-62 with 7:13 left, but SU went on a decisive 11-2 run that gave it complete control of the game.Lately, SU has been so one dimensional that teams have used a simple game plan of caving in on center Kayla Alexander down low, leaving plenty of open looks for the Orange’s shooters on the outside. The open space, though, rarely mattered because of the Syracuse’s poor shooting.Until Tuesday, at least.And instead of putting all the attention on getting the ball to Alexander or center Shakeya Leary at the rim, Syracuse finally took advantage of Hemingway’s solid shooting from the high post.‘We just did a good job of getting the ball in the high post in our possessions,’ Hillsman said. ‘They played a lot of zone on us, so we did a good job of getting the ball to the high post. Obviously, when Iasia gets the ball in the high post, she’s a good player.’Syracuse’s strong offensive showing came one day after getting routed by Oklahoma in an 82-63 loss in which it shot a paltry 27.5 percent.After his team’s win over the Bobcats, Hillsman wouldn’t necessarily admit to being relieved to finally see a solid shooting performance, but did say when Syracuse plays to its capabilities, it is a much better team. ‘We just know that we when we take good shots, when we get the ball in the paint and at the rim,’ Hillsman said, ‘we’re a good basketball team.’cjiseman@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more