first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaIf some of the more than 15 inches of rainfall our state has hadthis year made its way inside your home and wasn’t quicklyremoved, you could have conditions ripe for a mold problem.”Across the Southeast, mold caused by flooding can trigger healthproblems in sensitive individuals,” said Gina Peek, a housingprogram assistant with the University of Georgia ExtensionService.”Mold is ubiquitous in the environment, and it is extremelydifficult to remove all molds from an indoor environment,” Peeksaid. “But you can control moisture to aid in the elimination ofmold growth.”Follow these stepsIf you suspect you have a mold problem caused by flooding, UGAexperts recommend: First, locateand repair the source of the moisture, be it a leaky pipe orroof. Next, determine whether mold is in fact present.”If you see blackish or greenish stains on areas that werewater-damaged or notice a musty smell,” she said. “you very likelyhave mold contamination.”Peek says there’s no real need for expensive mold tests. Justremove the source of the moisture, then proceed with clean-up. Remove or thoroughly clean any area that is mold stained.Make sure to wear a respirator and protective clothing, such as along-sleeves shirt and gloves, when working to remove mold. And,keep children or allergy-sensitive family members away from thearea orout of the house entirely during mold clean-up.Throw away severely contaminated porous materials such ascarpets, damaged sheetrock and furniture. Clean well or removeWood and tile surfaces can be scrubbed with a soap and watersolution. Be sure to rinse surfaces well with clean water.Insulation in walls and ventilation systems should be checked andremoved if evidence of mold is found. “Remember, people can react to mold, even if it’s in wallcavities,” Peek said.Aside from weather-related moisture, don’t forget to control thedaily moisture that can also create indoor mold.To fight mold daily, eliminate moisture sources such as drippingfaucets, leaking pipes, puddles of water and wet bathmats. Use asqueegee after bathing to remove water from shower walls andbathtubs.Peek also recommends making sure there is adequate ventilationwhile cooking and bathing to reduce moisture build-up.last_img read more

first_imgUniversity of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s newest plant pathologist will focus on improved control of plant-parasitic nematodes, the microscopic, worm-like pests that primarily feed on the roots of vegetable crops.Nematologist Abolfazl Hajihassani is now responsible for control of the pest in more than 20 Georgia commodities, including bell peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers. Based out of the UGA Tifton campus, Hajihassani hopes his research and expertise will help producers manage the devastating pest.“We have to do a lot of research to try to get short-term and long-term controls. As far as the short term, we have to find a solution through nematicides for the growers to control the nematodes,” said Hajihassani, who was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Idaho prior to arriving at UGA-Tifton. “In the long term, we need to find alternative approaches, like screening different varieties of vegetables to see which varieties have resistance and which ones don’t.”As an Extension specialist, Hajihassani will answer nematode-related questions from farmers and UGA Extension agents. He is often asked about solutions available to combat nematodes and why they’re so problematic in Georgia.“Nematodes need three components to thrive: water, temperature and a suitable host. Here in Georgia, we have water, we have hot temperatures and we have a wide variety of hosts,” Hajihassani said. “Our growers can get serious damage on their vegetables if proper care is not taken prior to planting and throughout a growing season. Hopefully, I can provide knowledge that will aid in managing these pests.”There are approximately six different types of nematodes that impact vegetables in Georgia. Root-knot nematodes are the most widespread and cause the most damage.“Root-knot nematodes enter the roots of plants and move through the cells until they reach sites where they grow, produce more eggs and cause swelling of roots. This will consequently lead to a reduction in the plant’s growth and yield,” he said.Nematodes are especially troubling for Georgia farmers because of the wide range of potential hosts. In addition to vegetables, nematodes cause problems in cotton, peanut and tobacco plants. Nematodes cause most of their damage in plants growing in the sandy soils of south Georgia.Most vegetables grown by Georgia producers are grown on plastic at least twice per year, Hajihassani said. This limits the effectiveness of fumigants used to control the nematodes.“Growers tend to use plastic for one, two or even three years. Each year in Georgia, they’re growing two crops into that plastic,” Hajihassani said. “That makes it difficult (to control nematodes) because when we treat the soil with fumigants and then lay the plastic, the fumigants’ effectiveness slowly diminishes and the nematodes again build up their populations in the soil. It can help kill the nematodes for sure in the first crop, but not in the second or third crop. That makes it difficult for us to manage the nematodes since our control tools are limited.”According to the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development, vegetables accounted for $1.1 billion in Georgia farm gate value in 2015.last_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo January 14, 2010 GOD MAY MERCY THEM AS MARTYRS OF THE HUMANITARIAN DUTY.THE WORLD MUST BE PROUD OF THEM HOPING THAT PEACE WILL BE PREVALENT ALL OVER THE WORLD . NEW YORK(AFP) — At least 22 United Nations employees died in the earthquake which rocked Haiti Tuesday, while 150 other are missing, reported this Thursday United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon. Ban indicated the deceased were military personnel and policemen stationed at the UN mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). The death of the UN Stabilization Mission Chief in Haiti, Hedi Annabi, which was reported Wednesday by Haitian President René Préval, had not been confirmed by the United Nations on Thursday.last_img read more

first_imgGovernor Wolf Signs Bill Allowing Distributors to Sell Six-Packs November 15, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Liquor Reform,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf signed HB 1196 which will allow six-packs to be sold at beer distributors to further “free the six-pack” and improve customer convenience.“Pennsylvanians have waited decades to bring their beer and liquor systems into the 21st century,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “I’m proud today to sign this bill, supported by Republicans and Democrats alike, to ensure that the commonwealth is more inviting for customers and businesses.”In May, following Governor’s Wolf’s request, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved licenses allowing gas stations to sell beer. These approvals freed the six-pack for certain gas stations with appropriate accommodations that can now to sell six-packs of beer.This law will create additional customer convenience by:Allowing distributor licensees to sell malt or brewed beverages in any amount to a unlicensed customer for off-premises consumption. The sales do not be in the manufacturer’s original configuration and can be sold in refillable growlers that can be resealed.Allowing retail licensees to start selling on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. instead of 11:00 a.m.Allowing a person licensed by another state to apply for a “malt or brewed beverage shipper license,” which allows the direct shipment of 192 fl. oz. of beer to be delivered to a customer per month; however, only 96 fl. oz. of a specific brand of beer may be shipped per year to an adult resident.Allowing beer and liquor to be sold (in shatterproof containers) before, during and after professional and amateur athletic events and consumed outside the club seating and restaurant area, as can be done at performing arts events or other entertainment events.Clarifies that a brewery does not need a brewery pub license to sell the products of other licensed breweries, limited wineries, limited distilleries and distilleries. Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

first_img How you can get cheap rent Ayda Shabanz, from Grow Consulting.Equally, for those homeowners who are on a lower income, or may be at threat of losing their jobs, now is not the time for luxury, according to finance expert Ayda Shabanz of Grow Consulting, a buying agency, or you may be forced into a distressed sale.More from newsCOVID-19 renovation boom: How much Aussies are spending to give their houses a facelift during the pandemic3 days agoWhizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-197 days agoLook at your budget and trim down non-essentials, Ms Shabanz said.“After you have done this, consider your liabilities, loans, properties, and credit cards,” she said.“Paying off your ‘good’ debts should be priority. A good debt is anything that is considered an asset, such as a property. ‘Bad’ debts, which are for liabilities, such as a car, credit card or a speed boat, have higher interest so I would suggest you freeze or request interest-free periods on these first, before your home loan. “Request an interest-only period, rather than a full freeze, if you can manage it. A full home loan freeze should be the absolute last option.”She said those who have lost their jobs should take up the government’s relief packages, but not rely on them for anything other than to put food on the table.“This is when you adapt what we call ‘the bare bones budget’,” she said.“In other words, absolute basic living, that accounts only for shelter and food. Unfortunately, you have to get real here or you will get into serious trouble. Don’t be too upset that your eyebrows and finger nails will be terrible from this day forth.”Prof Bond said that the real estate market would become a buyers’ market and those forced to sell would have to be realistic in terms of pricing. Meanwhile, he said those that aren’t forced to sell will take their properties off the market. Coronavirus: Owners settling into ‘new norm’ Shaun Bond, Professor of Finance at the University of Queensland’s Business School.With coronavirus wreaking havoc on the Australian economy, cashed-up buyers and those with a stable income are still keen to tap into the property market, according to a Brisbane finance academic.However, Shaun Bond, a professor of finance at the University of Queensland’s Business School, said many prospective buyers could face challenging situations, including the possibility of unemployment.“We haven’t seen the economy turn like this, it’s completely unprecedented,” Prof Bond said.“We know real estate will take a hit over the next two months, a lot depends on getting the economy working again.” He suggested prospective buyers seeking a bargain should look at suburbs within a 10km radius of Brisbane City.“It’s a time to buy in areas where people have previously been priced out,” Prof Bond said.He said first-time buyers, in particular, who could find a good deal in a good area would be buying well. However, he said people buying now needed to be mindful not to overextend on a purchase, or they could find themselves in trouble. Granny flats keeping families together in isolation MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS:last_img read more

first_imgHealth safety protocols at the Parola wharf here would be drawn up and only then would the trips resume, according to Trenas. ILOILO City – Because passengers were not observing social distancing, boat trips from this city to the island province of Guimaras and vice versa were suspended. According to the city mayor, he may ask for the reopening of the Ortiz wharf to decongest the Parola wharf. BOATS GROUNDED. The trips of these motorboats from Iloilo City to Guimaras Island have been temporarily suspended because passengers are not observing social distancing. This is the Iloilo Ferry Terminal at the Parola wharf after the suspension was announced yesterday, May 19, 2020. Many people wanting to cross the Iloilo Strait to Guimaras left. Others, however, opted to stay and wait for the resumption of boat trips. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN This city’s Mayor Jerry Treñas and Guimaras’ Gov. Samuel Gumarin agreed on the suspension during a meeting yesterday. Another measure he was mulling was requiring people from Guimaras to fill out health declaration cards after disembarking from motorboats at the Parola and Ortiz wharves. Treñas was expected to release the protocols last night or today for the Parola wharf. Gumarin said he would do the same for the wharves in Guimaras.center_img The suspension of boat trips from Parola wharf yesterday forced people wanting to cross the Iloilo Strait to Guimaras to take roll on, roll off (ro-ro) vessels operating the route. Some people were also not wearing facemasks, another anti-COVID measure. On Monday, Guimaras-bound people were seen jostling one another to get into boats, totally disregarding Treñas’ order to observe social distancing – a precautionary measure to slow down if not totally stop the spread of  coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The city, he added, may also only allow entry of persons from Guimaras if they are essential personnel such as healthcare workers and government officials, among others. “Ang ro-ro sigehon ta. Ang pumpboats waay lang anay except in case of emergency,” said Treñas./PNlast_img read more

first_imgGeneva “Jo” Lester 88, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Tuesday December 25, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born February 22, 1930 in Corbin, KY, of the late Vernon Ingle and Rachel (Combs) Ingle.Jo attended the First Baptist Church of Aurora.She enjoyed flower gardening, vegetable gardening, and canning in her youth. Jo also enjoyed quilting and embroidery. She often took in, and cared for stray animals.Jo is survived by son, Frederick A. Lester of Aurora, IN; daughter-in-law, Sherry L. Zinser of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Mathew and Anthony Zinser; and great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Logan, Jonah and Layla Zinser.She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Chester R. Lester and her sisters..Friends will be received Friday, December 28, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 2:00 pm with Pastor David Charles officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the SIEOC. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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first_imgEvery community has them, every community needs them… leaders. The town of Osgood lost a true leader on Sunday October 6, 2019.  The entire community now mourns the loss. M. Shawn Negangard; age 65, passed away at UC Hospital in Cincinnati.  Shawn was a lifelong citizen of the town of Osgood; born, raised, and contributing to as many aspects of the community as he could.Shawn was born in Milan, Indiana on February 15, 1954, the son of the Charles Franklin and Phyllis (Busteed) Negangard.  He grew up in Osgood along with his sisters.  He was a graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School, Class of 1972.  He attended college at Ohio State University, graduating in 1976 with his license in Nursing Home Administration.  He would begin his career at Manderley Health Care and would work every aspect of the nursing home industry over the next 40 plus years.During high school he would find his future wife, Gay Denise Kemker, and they would marry on October 26, 1974 at St Paul Lutheran Church at Stumpke Corner.  Their union of marriage was blessed with 3 children.  They worked hard to instill their values and beliefs into the lives of their children.Shawn was dedicated to his family, always supporting them in any event or venture they took part in.  However, his family wasn’t limited to just the 5 under his roof. He loved and supported all the residents of his Manderley family.  He was determined to provide the residents and their families the best possible care. However, a major part of his life was controlled by “The Tone.”“The Tone” took priority for many years. Shawn was a 40 plus year member of the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department, holding the roles of Chief, Assistant Chief, Captain, Fire Prevention Officer, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. Shawn was a founding member of Task Unit 1 and spent over 25 years in helping others there.Shawn was a member of the Jac-Cen-Del School Board during the time of construction of the new grade school in 1990.  He served as a member of the Osgood Jaycees, Board of Directors of Rescue 69, Osgood Town Board Member, President of the Board for Buckeye Village, along with numerous committees over the years.Shawn believed being called dad was his highest honor; that is until the he met his first granddaughter.  His grandchildren would become his greatest treasure, enjoying being there to support them in every activity they participated in from cheer to volleyball to high school dances and beyond.Shawn will be deeply missed by wife Gay, sons; Shawn (Molly) and Kyle (Ashley Brown) of Osgood, daughter Taneha of Osgood, mother Phyllis of Osgood, granddaughters Avery, Brynn, Zoe, and Alexis, sisters; Judith (Edward) Boutwell of Carmel and Jane (Bill) Obermeyer of Greensburg, along with employees, residents, community members, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father Charles Franklin Negangard.Public visitation will be held on Thursday, October 10,2019 from 2-8 pm at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood.  Funeral service will be held behind Manderley Health Care on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4 pm. The family would like to invite the public to a celebration of life reception immediately following the services, on Friday evening at the St Florian in Osgood with dinner and cocktails being served.  Memorials can be given to the Osgood Volunteer Fire Department new Truck purchase in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Dr. Oluwaseun Nariwoh, a sports administrator at the Lagos State Sports Commission, has been selected to attend the US Government’s flagship professional development exchange to empower women through sports.Nariwoh is one of the 16 participants from around the world who have been chosen for the US Department of State’s Global Sports Mentoring Programme based on their exemplary leadership skills, experience and impact in the sports sector.  The Global Sports Mentoring Programme is the product of a partnership between the Department of State, espnW and the University of Tennessee’s Center for Sport, Peace & Society.From October 10 to November 19, leading American female executives in business, education, media, non-profit and sports sectors will work side-by-side with emerging sports leaders from around the globe, sharing valuable business and leadership skills.The American mentors will assist the participants in the creation of strategic action plans that will be used to create specific sports opportunities for underserved women and girls when they return home.Dr. Nariwoh’s participation in the programme will include travel to Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Indianapolis.She will be mentored by the Director of Inclusion at the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Jean Merrill, and her deputy, Shay Wallach, in Indianapolis, Indiana.All of the participants will engage with US Government officials and high-level figures in both the sports business as well as grassroots associations.They will also take professional leadership courses and learn about American culture, the American sports structure and the history of disability sports and women’s sports in the United States.United States Consulate Public Affairs Officer Russell Brooks congratulated Dr. Nariwoh on her acceptance into the prestigious program.He noted that the Global Sports Mentoring Programme advances the goal of empowering emerging female leaders to serve their local communities by increasing the access of women and girls to the opportunities available to them in the world of sports.Brooks said: “The U.S. Department of State believes that sport is a vehicle to advance the status, liberty, and well-being of women, girls, and marginalized people throughout the world. The Global Sports Mentoring Program is based on the growing body of evidence that women and girls who play sports are increasingly likely to excel on both the playing field and in life.“We are confident that Dr. Nariwoh will further hone her skill-set and make a significant contribution towards gender equality in the sports community upon her return to Nigeria.”Since 2012, alumni from 75 countries have participated in the programme, forming an international network of sports administrators, athletes, coaches, educators, and advocates promoting equality and inclusion through sports.Previous Nigerian participants of the programme include Tega Onojaife, sports producer/presenter at Smooth 98.1 FM (2018); Chisom Mbonu-Ezeoke of SuperSport TV (2017); AdaMark Ogbole, CEO AdaMark Foundation for Girls (2013); and Nneka Ikem of Radio Nigeria (2012). Tags: Global Sports Mentoring ProgrammeOluwaseun Nariwohlast_img read more