UGA Microgin

first_imgBy Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaTifton, Ga. — The most modern small-scale reproduction of a commercial cotton gin in the world is ready for researchers to use to help improve the quality of Georgia cotton.Gov. Sonny Perdue, University of Georgia President Michael F. Adams and other state and agricultural leaders officially opened the UGA MicroGin. It’s custom designed and constructed to enable researchers to gin small samples of cotton in a manner that replicates the way cotton is ginned in large, modern gins.”This facility will allow researchers and farmers to improve upon a commodity already well established here,” Perdue said, “and allow them to follow it from the field to the consumer. This will help our cotton farmers better compete globally.”Georgia farmers are penalized about 5 cents per pound of cotton due to fiber quality deductions. Over the past three years, they’ve lost an average of $24.5 million annually due to poor cotton quality, said Don Shurley, a cotton economist with the UGA Extension Service.Farmers deliver their cotton, usually in large modules that can weigh 10,000 pounds, to gins, where it is dried, cleaned and ginned, a process that separates the cottonseed from lint. The microgin produces lint that is like the lint that comes out of a commercial gin.Plans for the facility include cooperative research to improve cotton fiber and textile quality and educational purposes.The microgin is ready to be used for this fall’s cotton harvest.The microgin project was conceived by the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Cotton and CAES scientists and engineers, with input from the Southeastern Cotton Ginners Association, the Southern Cotton Growers and the private sector.Funding came from the State of Georgia (Traditional Industries Program), U.S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, Georgia Department of Agriculture, Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Cotton and UGA CAES.Georgia’s 1.3 million-acre cotton crop during 2003 produced 2.1 million bales with a farm-gate value of more than $700 million.last_img read more

Orange/Windsor Community Advisory Board offers worksite wellness grants to area businesses

first_imgThe Orange and Windsor Counties Community Advisory Board of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont announces the release of its Worksite Wellness Grants for 2010.  The grants, available to businesses in Orange and Windsor Counties, will range from $250 -$750 per site, according to program scope and need.  The grant applications are due on February 26, 2010.The organizations will be selected based on the strength or their grant applications – with a focus on the potential improvement of employee health, as well as the level of innovation, creativity, intended impact and evaluation plan.  All of the organizations will report their programoutcomes to the OWCCAB.  The Orange and Windsor Counties Community Advisory Board, which is supported by BCBSVT, was formed to identify health needs in the area and address those needs through programs, events and activities. The Board consists of community leaders with an interest in health education and promotion.  The Board developed the grants program in an effort to encourage health improvement through employer-based initiatives.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s oldest and largest private health insurer, providing coverage for about 160,000 Vermonters. It employs over 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in Williston, and offers group and individual health plans to Vermonters.   More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.To request an application or get more information please contact Megan Peek at 802-764-4858 or by email at peekm@bcbsvt.com(link sends e-mail).Source: Blue Cross. 1.29.2010(End)last_img read more

Trailer Tuesday: REEL – A Day on the River

first_imgREEL Trailer from The Fly Fishing Film Tour on Vimeo.Today’s trailer comes courtesy of The Fly Fishing Film Tour, which we attended at the Virginia Military Institute back in February. We had a blast and the films are awesome.The F3T will be coming through Charlottesville, Va. on Sunday, April 28 at the Paramount Theater and is sponsored by Natural Retreats.If you want free tickets, we are giving a couple away on our Facebook Page, so check it out. We will also have a booth set up at the showing so swing by to talk fishing, pick up a magazine and get a BRO sticker. See you there.REEL – A Day on the River follows two guides as they fish the Upper Delaware River in the Western Catskills and is one of only a couple of films on the tour to concentrate on the East (Coast, that is. Thai One On goes way farther east to Bankok. One other East focused film is Urban Lines, a film discussing fly fishing the tidal waters of the Potomac River in downtown Washington, D.C. from our March cover artists TwoFisted Heart Productions). The film is simple, elegant, and beautifully shot with gorgeous scenery and narration by guys who have lived and breathed the river for a lifetime. All about the connection between fly fishing, nature, and man, REEL explores the depths of what it means to be a fly fisherman, and what we have to do to preserve our most precious resources.last_img read more

EDITORS NOTE: THE OTHER WILL HARLAN

first_imgFifteen winters ago, I had just moved to Asheville, and every runner was talking about the Mount Mitchell Challenge—a 40-mile trail race to the highest mountain east of the Mississippi. Knee-deep snow, ice-covered trails, frigid creek crossings, and 50-mile-per-hour winds at the summit were a few of the highlights. But the race, limited to 300 runners, had already filled.So I emailed the race director, Jim Curwen (father of uber-athlete Jay Curwen) pleading for a spot on the waiting list. He replied: “You’re in. We could use a gastroenterologist on the course. There are usually splattered signs of GI distress along the trail.”I was no doctor—just a scrappy writer new to town—but somehow I got in the race, so I didn’t ask too many questions.After Mitchell, I began training for the Shut-In Trail Race that fall. I had never logged so many miles and never felt more prepared to race. But when I showed up on race morning to pick up my number, it wasn’t there.I was crushed. Months of training suddenly seemed wasted. Then, out of nowhere, another runner with my race number walked up and introduced himself: “Hi, Will Harlan. I’m the other Will Harlan.”How did a small mountain town like Asheville have two runners named Will Harlan?The other Will Harlan, it turned out, was a GI doc who was ten years older than me and far better looking.Shut In was the first of many races where our race numbers would get mixed up. Over the years, other things have gotten crossed, too: I have received thank you letters from his patients, and he has received my unpaid bills.The other Will Harlan ended up saving my life. A few years ago, I collapsed on the emergency room floor in severe GI distress. None of the ER docs could figure out what was happening, but Dr. Will and his team spotted the problem in the blurry x-ray: my colon had twisted shut. I was rushed into surgery where a third of my colon was removed. When I came out of surgery, the first face I saw was Dr. Will’s.Over the next few months, he got me back on my feet and onto the trail. He even joined me on one of my first long training runs post-surgery. Side by side, doctor and patient, mentor and student, the Will Harlans glided through the forest. It was one of the most beautiful and meaningful trail runs of my life.My name appears in print a lot, but the other Will Harlan deserves more of the ink. Thanks, Dr. Will, for making me seem way smarter and more successful than I actually am—and for paying that overdue Blockbuster bill back in 2008.last_img read more

VOA to lead rating system reform

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Bite the dust

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El Gobernador Wolf agradece al personal del Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center durante su visita

first_img June 24, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter El Gobernador Wolf agradece al personal del Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center durante su visitacenter_img Español,  Press Release,  Public Health A medida que el estado continúa su reapertura medida, gradual y los recuentos de casos de COVID-19 siguen disminuyendo, el Gobernador Tom Wolf visitó el Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center hoy para agradecer al personal e informarse más sobre la manera en que la institución está manejando la pandemia y preparándose para un posible rebrote en el otoño.“Durante casi cuatro meses, el personal aquí ha hecho un trabajo increíble trabajando día y noche para atender a los pacientes”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf, dirigiéndose al personal presente. “Cuidar a los pacientes con un nuevo virus del que no sabíamos mucho fue un reto, y han tenido que equilibrar su salud y bienestar con la seguridad de los otros pacientes de ese centro médico. Eso exigió un esfuerzo de equipo”.La Administración Wolf abordó la pandemia de COVID-19 con un plan. Se preparó y emitió las órdenes de quedarse en casa y de reapertura mediante un enfoque medido y gradual que combinaba la ciencia con los aportes de los expertos en salud. El Departamento de Salud abrió su Centro de Operaciones en la Agencia de Manejo de Emergencias de Pennsylvania en enero, mucho antes de que llegaran los primeros casos a Pennsylvania. Estar preparados fue clave para garantizar que los hospitales del estado, incluido el centro médico, no se vieran saturados.El Milton S. Hershey Medical Center abordó la preparación al ordenar suficientes equipos de protección personal (PPE) antes de que hubiera casos en el centro y al utilizar un Equipo especial de respuesta a los patógenos para encargarse directamente de los problemas de atención médica asociados con la COVID-19. El equipo fue creado para prepararse para posibles casos de Ébola en 2014 y pudo transformarse y adaptarse para abordar la COVID-19 en las instalaciones del Hershey y su hospital hermano, el St. Joseph’s Medical Center en Reading. Los miembros del equipo tienen años de formación y están dedicados a garantizar que los pacientes con COVID-19 se recuperen y puedan regresar a sus hogares.El Gobernador Wolf fue acompañado por Deborah Berini, Presidenta, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center y por la Secretaria de Salud, Dra. Rachel Levine.“Hoy, nuestro trabajo continúa, no solo para garantizar que podamos tratar a los pacientes actuales de COVID-19 y que estemos listos para cualquier posible brote futuro, sino también para asegurarnos de que cada paciente que nos necesita pueda recibir atención con seguridad y confianza”, dijo Berini. “A medida que lo hacemos, cada paso hacia adelante se hace para encontrar nuevas y mejores maneras de servir a nuestros pacientes al tiempo que se cumple una cuidadosa consideración de las guías de salud pública, incluso del Departamento de Salud de Pennsylvania”.“Gracias a todo el personal de Penn State Health y a todo el personal de enfermería, médicos, paramédicos (EMT) y socorristas de primera línea que respondieron a la llamada para ayudar sin reservas”, dijo la Dra. Rachel Levine. “Sus esfuerzos salvaron vidas en circunstancias extraordinarias. Estaremos por siempre agradecidos por su servicio.“Al usar una máscara, no solo nos protegemos a nosotros mismos y a los demás de la exposición a la COVID-19, sino que decimos ‘gracias’ a los valientes profesionales de la salud que trabajan día y noche para salvar nuestras vidas”.Lea más sobre el proceso de reapertura de Pennsylvania del Gobernador Wolf aquí.View this information in English.last_img read more

Price hike for Gold Coast mega mansion, still $10 million cheaper than neighbour

first_imgIt first hit the market early 2017 with a $6.45 million price guide. The property at 107 Commodore Drive, Surfers Paradise, had a 418 day stint on the market from February 2017, with numerous price guides and agents, according to CoreLogic data. When it first hit the market it was listed with a $6.45 million price tag. By the end of the campaign, in April this year, the price had dropped by more than seven figures to $5.38 million. MORE NEWS: Purplebricks exits Australian market after failure to take offMORE NEWS: Drab to fab: see the before and afters of a Gold Coast unit’s on-trend transformation The four-bedroom waterfront mansion has a $5.95 million price guide. How about that view! The four-bedroom, four-bathroom house has a northern riverfront position and has been designed on an impressive scale. Timber, sandstone and mocha marble are used throughout, while double height ceilings in the main living area add to the grandeur. It has all the luxury inclusions expected of a mega mansion including a built-in coffee machine, fireplace, technology which controls the climate, security, blinds, fans and televisions, and of course a pool. Property records show it last changed hands for $5 million in 2010. It’s now back on the market in a renewed push to offload the luxury mega mansion. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoA $5.95 million price guide has been attached, hiking the price back up but it still sits well below the initial hopes. And is more than $10 million cheaper than its neighbour at No. 101 which has a $16.25 million price guide, but that property comes with a private helipad. It’s a very opulent home. Another attempt it being made at selling 107 Commodore Drive, Surfers Paradise.An oversized, waterfront mansion has hit the market with an almost $6 million price tag — a figure which is a far cry from the $16 million its neighbour is seeking. But the price guide is still a $57,000 hike from its listed price earlier this year. The price guide is $10 million cheaper than its neighbour, which is also on the market. Astras & Burcul Surfers Paradise agent Boris Burcul said the mansion offered good value in comparison to some of its neighbours. “It is one of the best buys for modern homes in the area,” Mr Burcul said. “It’s a stunning home that’s about 10 years old.” Mr Burcul said Paradise Waters was a prestigious address.“I call it the Toorak and Double Bay of the Gold Coast — it has got the wow factor — it’s similar to those areas in Sydney and Melbourne,” he said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59last_img read more

Which would you rather – a crib or solid gold?

first_img Sky high entertaining in the next prize home draw..These lucky humans who chose the titles were four out of the seven that have so far won in the Queensland-based firm’s gold or property draws between 2013 and 2019.The other three chose the gold, something RSL Art Union general manager Tracey Bishop said was understandable as well.Between 2013 and 2019, those who chose property were the winners of draws 308 – $1.4m property, 323 – $1.5m Sydney terrace, 344 – $2m Sydney penthouse, 368 – $2.3m Sydney Harbour property.Of those who chose the gold in draws 317, 333 and 356, two walked away with $2m in the vault. Draw 317 House or gold or cars or yacht GOLD Draw 356 $2m property or gold GOLD The view in the next prize home lottery from Queensland-based RSL Art Union..Money or the skies? Given the choice of a free luxury apartment or millions in gold, over half of Aussies took the property, latest figures show.According to prize home lottery specialists RSL Art Union, 57 per cent of winners who were offered that choice turned their nose up at the gold and went for the property. MORE: Brisbane is hammering home sales The cost of giving away apartments like this one in prizes has almost doubled in five years.Ms Bishop said for a lot of Aussies it was a dream to own property in the Sydney market, given recent escalation in prices.“The way property prices tend to grow in Sydney is hard to compare to anywhere. so it has enormous appeal, not just to Sydneysiders but to the whole of Australia,” she told The Courier-Mail. “If it wasn’t Sydney where we offered this prize, you would find a lot more people would favour gold. For at least half of those people, they decide that that Sydney property will appreciate more quickly, especially great views and great location.”She said it was “absolutely hard” to pick dream properties for the draws. Draw 333 $2m property or gold GOLD “We are constantly on the search for properties that have this kind of view and in locations that everybody loves. Our customers benefit because the value of the prize tends to go up. Only five years ago, it was a $1.5m prize and now to get a really great apartment it’s $2.8m to get a similar type of property.”“For that small portion that Sydney is not a dream for, they are an instant multi-millionaire and their options are endless. If you choose the money, there is a chance you never have to work again. Go on a holiday, buy a really nice property and you’ve still got options.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER Draw 308 $1.4m property or gold PROPERTYcenter_img House sells a day after hitting the market Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Draw 368 $2.3m property or gold PROPERTY Draw 344 Sydney property or gold PROPERTY Draw 323 $1.5m Sydney property or gold PROPERTY Disgraced Bachelorette contestant’s new move (Source: RSL Art Union) The RSL Art Union Draw 374 is a $2.8m luxury inner-city Sydney apartment in the ‘Omnia’ complex.The RSL Art Union has created that new dilemma with the launch of draw 374, after selling out game 373 early.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe $2.8m “would you rather” draw involves a luxury inner-city Sydney apartment in the ‘Omnia’ complex in the prestigious suburb of Potts Point or that value in gold. PROPERTY OR GOLD:last_img read more

Would you wear a divorce ring?.

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 52 Views   no discussions LifestyleRelationships Would you wear a divorce ring?. by: – August 30, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Share The Spritzer and Furman “Divorce Ring.” Photo courtesy of jewelry.1stdibs.comWe’ve heard of women transforming their engagement rings into new pieces of jewelry after a divorce, or even celebrating their newly single status with divorce parties, but the latest craze is women buying symbolic divorce rings.Bride Finds has brought our attention to the 18K gold Spritzer and Furman “Divorce Ring” set with four full-cut diamonds and center trillon diamond. It can be yours for $3,200.We get that this is supposed to be an empowering thing, and maybe some women will be so excited and releaved to be free from their exes they’ll be psyched to have a piece of jewelry representing their split. But on the other hand, wearing a ring of a broken heart split by a diamond bolt might look a little nuts. Like now when an eligible bachelor checks your ring finger to see if you’re married, he’ll see this design symbolizing your dead marriage. Hmm.by Joanna Douglas,Shine Stafflast_img read more