University of Georgia entomologist Brian Forschler built his career studying termites, a pest that many homeowners don’t care to think about. For the last 25 years, Forschler’s research on termite behavior and termite damage prevention formed the basis for treatments and preventive measures on which Southern homeowners rely. This November, Forschler’s colleagues will recognize his efforts through the Entomological Society of America’s (ESA) Recognition Award in Urban Entomology. Forschler, a professor in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Department of Entomology, will receive his award on Nov. 7 at the ESA’s Entomology 2017 conference in Denver.“Dr. Forschler is internationally recognized for his contributions and leadership in the field of urban entomology,” said Kris Braman, professor and UGA entomology department head. “His career-long contributions have significantly and positively impacted the industry. His dedicated mentorship has provided our next generation of scientists and practitioners (with knowledge) in this critical area of entomology. “His innovation, tireless effort and integrity have resulted in the sound science trusted by industry professionals and regulatory officials who have shaped policy.” Forschler is the second UGA entomologist to receive the ESA’s national urban entomology recognition award. Professor Nancy Hinkle, a UGA veterinary entomologist, took home the prize in 2014.Forschler came to UGA in 1991 and currently works with the UGA entomology department’s Household and Structural Entomology Research Program.He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in urban entomology, mentored students and served on the Georgia Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Commission. He has also served on the national Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials’ Termiticide Scientific Review Panel and Termiticide Label Review Committee, which help to approve new termite treatments and termititcide uses.In addition to his work with the U.S. termite control community, he has collaborated with international termite researchers in Europe and Asia and organized training sessions for industry and regulatory officials in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia.He has organized 13 national and international symposia on urban insect pest biology and management and has authored more than 100 scientific and popular press articles on household and structural insect pests.Forschler received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Kentucky and completed his doctoral work at UGA.For more information about UGA’s Department of Entomology, visit caes.uga.edu/departments/entomology.html.
An animal and dairy science class at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is gaining international experience by establishing a virtual collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in the Institute of Animal Science (CAAS-IAS) in Beijing, China. This intercultural partnership allows students and faculty to sustain a joint scientific effort while travel is largely suspended due to COVID-19.Todd Callaway, now an associate professor of animal and dairy science at UGA, traveled to Beijing in 2017 to present at the American Dairy Science Association meeting as an employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. There he formed a working relationship with CAAS professor Dengpan Bu and began to formulate ideas for a collaborative project in teaching and research between UGA and the China-based academy.After joining UGA’s faculty later the same year, Callaway continued working with Bu and the university to initiate plans and resources for a joint research and education program.Just over two years after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with CAAS-IAS, the determined pair has begun to put the plan into motion.“Our plan is to eventually expand this relationship to include undergraduate and graduate student exchanges,” said Callaway. “Like many scientific relationships, it began with meeting someone face-to-face and developing trust over time as we have worked on several papers together. The organic nature of a relationship like this is key to a successful joint program.”With an experimental template finalized and implemented at the beginning of the fall semester, the weekly journal meetings between the two agricultural science classes allow students to improve their scientific and cultural literacy while expanding their knowledge of global agriculture.“The UGA students reacted very positively and excitedly at the chance to have a unique journal club and to not just learn science, but learn about the culture of another nation,” said Callaway. “The opportunity to expand our graduate students’ education beyond the norms is highly beneficial to them, and they recognize this.”The focus on global collaboration and cooperation allows the students to expand their professional networks at an early stage in their scientific careers beyond their normal academic circle.Partnerships among complementary programs in separate institutions provide an opportunity for enhanced learning and growth for students and faculty outside of the pre-established environment. New structural limitations enforced by COVID-19 policies have forced universities to strengthen the focus on global learning in a virtual environment, allowing the creation of new methods and tactics to promote diversity among education.“Even without COVID, we know that in-person international education is not always accessible to all students due to financial and other barriers,” said Victoria McMaken, coordinator of international programs within CAES. “Exchange programs like Dr. Callaway’s joint journal club are essential in order to provide all students with opportunities to learn how to navigate other cultures and work in diverse teams without having to physically travel abroad.”For more information about UGA’s Department of Animal and Dairy Science, go to ads.caes.uga.edu, and for resources on international programs, visit caes.uga.edu/departments/international-programs.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:Big Rivers Electric Tuesday notified Kentucky regulators and the Henderson municipal utility that owns a 312 MW coal-fired plant that it was terminating a long-term operating agreement at end-May 2019.Big Rivers, a Henderson-based generation and transmission co-op, has operated the Station Two plant since the facility opened in 1972, Jennifer Keach, the co-op’s spokeswoman, told S&P Global Platts in an interview.“We’ve experienced losses for several years,” said Keach, adding Big Rivers has concluded the plant is “no longer capable of normal, continuous, reliable operation in an economic manner.”In a filing with the Public Service Commission, Big Rivers seeks commission approval to establish a regulatory asset to defer contract-related expenses. The Rural Utilities Service already has told Big Rivers it has no objections to such a request.Although Big Rivers and HMP&L have discussed such a possibility, the official contract termination announcement leaves the city in somewhat of a lurch. HMP&L plans to spend the next couple of months evaluating its options, Chris Heimgartner, HMP&L general manager and CEO, said in an interview. Those options include finding another operator for Station Two, purchasing wholesale power from the market or retiring the plant next spring.More: Big Rivers Says To Stop Operating Henderson, Kentucky, Coal Plant In 2019 Big Rivers Decision Could Lead to Another U.S. Coal Plant Closure
By Dialogo May 21, 2013 Costa Rican authorities seized a shipment of 406 kilos of cocaine hidden in a truck heading to Nicaragua, the Drug Control Police (PCD) reported. The vehicle was stopped at the border checkpoint of Peñas Blancas, in the north of the country, while trying to cross to the neighboring country, the PCD said in a statement. Its driver, a 52-year-old Costa Rican national named Velásquez Ramírez was arrested for alleged international drug trafficking. The cocaine was hidden in the false bottom of the vehicle. Celso Gamboa, the new Counter Drug Commissioner, told media station ADN that Costa Rica must “keep its guard up,” since the country is a route for drug transit that goes from south to the north of the continent. Gamboa was appointed to this position after his predecessor Mauricio Boraschi resigned amidst a scandal involving a trip to Peru with President Laura Chinchilla on a plane linked to a Colombian businessman that had been investigated for being connected to drug trafficking in the past. So far, in 2013 authorities have seized over five tons of cocaine. In 2012, 15.5 tons were seized, compared to the 7.3 tons confiscated in 2011.
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr We are all aware of how our attire and body language can affect how we are perceived by others. We think through our wardrobes and how we’ll stand before a crowd in order to make the best impression.However, it is wise to give just as much thought, if not more so, to the words we say.Diane Gottsman, owner of The Protocol School of Texas, lists 12 tips in a recent Inc.com article for using words and phrases that are in your best interest. Her list includes: continue reading »
Ausbuild has just launched Hampton Rise, a new prestige infill estate in Bridgeman Downs in north Brisbane.THE BASICSHAMPTON RISEDeveloper: AusbuildPrice: From $395,000. House and land also available.Location: 307 Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman DownsHampton Rise is a new estate in Bridgeman Downs with 22 lots just released in stage one ranging from 450sq m to 674sq m.PRESTIGE land in a new infill estate in Bridgeman Downs has just been launched with five lots already sold to pre-registered buyers.Hampton Rise, being developed by Ausbuild, is the company’s second estate to be launched in the north Brisbane suburb, with its sister project, Harrington, selling out stage one in six months.Ausbuild joint managing director, Matthew Bell, said despite knowing there was pent up demand for this style of development on Brisbane’s northside, they had still been pleasantly surprised by the flurry of sales.One of the new home designs on offer at Hampton Rise.“Hampton Rise is a unique opportunity to buy prestige land in an established community that is close to premium amenities, yet also bordered by natural reserves and parklands,” Mr Bell said.“The traditional larger block sizes, proximity to the new Chermside precinct and public transport make Hampton Rise an attractive choice.“Ausbuild has a reputation for sourcing the best land in the best locations and creating communities people are proud to call home.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoHampton Rise estate in Bridgeman Downs.The well established suburb of Bridgeman Downs is experiencing a revival with families wanting access to parks, natural reserves and well regarded schools.The 22 lots released in stage one are sized from 450sq m to 674sq m with a starting price of $395,000.Mr Bell said Ausbuild aimed to create a suburban oasis at Hampton Rise, with the newly released two storey designs set to feature prominently throughout the estate.“We think buyers in Hampton Rise will opt for homes from our new two storey range,” Mr Bell said.“These homes are architecturally inspired and are a perfect match for a development with a lot of class.”One of the new home designs on offer at Hampton Rise.Mr Bell said Harrington, Ausbuild’s sister development also in Bridgeman Downs, had commenced civil works after strong stage one sales.“We believe Hampton Rise will follow a similar pattern of sale given how well Harrington has been received at Bridgeman Downs,” he said.“To me this shows if you build the right estate, in the right environment, it creates an appreciation of quality and a desire for people to want to be part of that community.”One of the home designs on offer at Hampton Rise.Ausbuild has been creating homes and estates for more than 30 years across South East Queensland.Search for new House & Land packages
117 Clausen St, Mt GravattInside are timber floors, VJ walls and a chandelier in the living and dining area which leads out to the deck, where there is another chandelier, as well as ceiling fans and retractable lattice screens.The kitchen has wraparound Caesarstone benchtops, a four-burner gas stove, Smeg appliances, Asko dishwasher and ample cupboard space.It is listed through Will Torres and Amir Shamsi of Torres Property, Coorparoo.A six-bedroom home at 95 The Parkway, Stretton, has a mix of classic and modern chandeliers. The home, in the Parks 888 Estate, is listed for offers over $1.6m. 117 Clausen St, Mt Gravatt.Sia wrote a song about them, the French are famous for them and they can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands.No matter what the reason, chandeliers fascinate homeowners.For those who like their rooms to have a little bling, we’ve sourced three of the latest listings where the lights of chandeliers twinkle throughout.At 28/141 Station Rd, Sunnybank, there are many chandeliers to light the way.The eight-bedroom home is being offered for sale through a tender campaign which closes on June 12. 28/141 Station Rd, Sunnybank HillsThe dual living property has luxurious features throughout and is within the Oasis Gardens community. It has 2.7m high ceilings, a grand staircase, and quality fittings including numerous chandeliers.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoIt is listed through Emily Xiong of LJ Hooker – Sunnybank Hills.A four-bedroom home at 117 Clausen St, Mt Gravatt, is so classy it even has a chandelier on the deck.The modern weatherboard home is directly opposite a park. It has been updated and sits behind a white picket fence, with established gardens. 95 The Parkway, StrettonThe entrance is described as a hotel-style foyer with solid timber doors and a classic chandelier. A central kitchen has stone bench tops, a gas cooktop and two dishwashers as well as a red chandelier. There is a media room with an overhead projector and large screen, airconditioning, blockout blinds and a powder room.The main staircase has wrought iron balustrades and is lit by an elaborate chandelier. The house is listed through Sameer Gutta of Harcourts – Calamvale.
Norwegian Epic, a cruise ship owned by the USA-based Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL), allided with a pier while docking at the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on February 12, 2018.The allision resulted in the sinking of two mooring points at the pier on the Caribbean Island.“Today (Feb 12), as Norwegian Epic was maneuvering into Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico with a local pilot on board and the help of two tug boats, prevailing winds caused the ship to veer towards the pier, damaging two mooring points at Pier 3 East,” a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line told World Maritime News.No injuries have been reported and passengers disembarked the ship as previously scheduled.“We are working closely with local authorities to assess the damage,” the spokesperson added.The 155,873 gross ton ship was rerouted to Puerto Rico after two of its engines reportedly failed. The 4,228-passenger Norwegian Epic left the US Port of Canaveral on February 9 and was en route to the Port of Road Town, British Virgin Islands, according to the ship’s AIS data provided by VesselsValue.Norwegian Epic crashes into San Juan doc @CruiseNorwegian #EpicFail @CNN @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/YNbwOjAsrQ— TweetsWithTito (@dunard2) February 12, 2019World Maritime News Staff
French container shipping major CMA CGM has ordered ten new 15,000 TEU containerships in China – five of them to be powered by LNG. On March 25, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group, signed two strategic agreements with Lei Fanpei, Chairman of the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping.CMA CGM chose to power half of these newbuilds with LNG, which allows for a significant reduction in CO2, sulphur, fine particles and nitrogen oxides emissions.The remaining five vessels will be fitted with hybrid scrubbers, allowing for the elimination of sulphur and fine particles emissions.Measuring 366 meters in length, they will be delivered from 2021 in replacement of ten other vessels and will be used on the Asia-Mediterranean lines, according to the company.The new vessels are expected to support CMA CGM’s growth and modernize the company’s fleet.Rodolphe Saadé and Lei Fanpei also signed an ambitious cooperation agreement to develop more efficient and environmentally-friendly vessels.“Through this strategic partnership with the China State Shipbuilding Corporation, we once again opt for LNG propulsion and we reinforce our efforts to develop ever more efficient and environmentally-friendly vessels,” Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, commented on the occasion of these signatures.With this strategic partnership signed today, we will work with CSSC to develop high performance ships that are even more respectful of the environment. @Elysee @EmmanuelMacron @cmacgm— Rodolphe Saade (@RodolpheSaade) March 25, 2019“CMA CGM thereby reasserts its commitment for the protection of the environment and the energy transition of the shipping industry,” the company said.In November 2017, CMA CGM unveiled an order for nine 22,000-TEU containerships powered by LNG, becoming the first shipping company in the world to choose this energy source for vessels of this size.
OPEC, or the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, is an intergovernmental organization that was established on 14 September 1960 in Baghdad by its five founder members – Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. “Yet we look forward with high anticipation to attend OPEC’s homecoming in the very near future”. Ihsan Abdul Jabbar Ismaael, Iraq’s Oil Minister and head of its delegation to OPEC, said in a letter to OPEC secretary general Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo that it was “genuinely disappointing not to be able to host the 60th Anniversary” following months of preparations for the historic event and emphasised that “the health and safety of all are of the utmost importance”. The festivities scheduled for OPEC’s 60th Anniversary, originally scheduled for later this month in Baghdad, Iraq, where the organization was founded, have been postponed. OPEC’sDiamond Anniversary was supposed to be held in the Al-Shaab Hall in BabAl-Muaadham, Baghdad, which was the site of OPEC’s founding in 1960. This month, apartfrom its 60th Anniversary, OPEC is also marking the 55th year sincethe Organization’s Secretariat moved to the Austrian capital of Vienna. Since its inception, its membership has grown by 11 – Qatar, Indonesia, Libya, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Nigeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Angola, Equatorial Guinea, and Congo. After Ecuadordecided to withdraw its membership in OPEC effective 1 January 2020, Indonesia suspendingits membership on 30 November 2016, and Qatar terminating its membership on 1January 2019, the organization’s membership dropped to 13. Barkindo added: “It is very unfortunate that we are unable to mark OPEC’s Diamond Anniversary in September at the same site where the historic ‘Baghdad Conference’ was held between 10 and 14 September 1960. “It was a historic meeting in all senses that saw the common vision and wisdom of our founder members and led to the creation of a foresighted organization that grew in stature and influence to become a distinguished entity within the global energy community. Source: OPEC