Eat more chicken

first_imgThe poultry industry in Georgia has grown steadily since the 1940s. Like all of agriculture, poultry has had its share of ups and downs. Right now, it’s facing a perfect storm created by high corn prices, escalated fuel prices and a down economy. Georgia produces 1.4 billion birds and 3 billion eggs annually, giving poultry an economic impact of more than $13 billion a year on the state of Georgia. The industry also accounts for more than 100,000 jobs. “If Georgia were a country, we’d be the fifth largest producer in the world,” said Mike Lacy, University of Georgia poultry scientist and head of the poultry science department in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Most of the cost of producing poultry meat and eggs is in the feed. In July 2010, corn cost about $3.50 per bushel. By June 2011, corn had jumped to $8 a bushel. Fuel costs have increased almost as fast as feed prices. And a tough economy worldwide has kept demand for meat and eggs at a lower level than experts predicted. As a result, poultry producers have not been able to raise prices sufficiently to balance out higher feed and fuel prices. To bring supply and demand into balance, producers are reducing flock sizes. Small flock sizes will help them be more profitable, Lacy said.Despite the downsides, the future of the poultry production in Georgia is bright, Lacy told a group of Georgia Farm Bureau members assembled in Athens, Ga., for their annual commodity meeting. Demand for poultry meat and eggs will increase as the world’s population grows and the economies of developing countries inevitably improve. “Being in Athens gives our experts [at Georgia Farm Bureau] insight into the research taking place at UGA, and they have the opportunity to talk about policy issues in the industry,” said Zippy Duvall, Georgia Farm Bureau president. “It also gives researchers the opportunity to hear from producers and learn what issues they have, as well as making connections at UGA that can benefit them on their farms.” Duvall is a poultry farmer in Greensboro. Despite the uncertainty of the industry, he is rebuilding and remodeling his entire poultry operation. “My comfort comes from being a grower for one of the most profitable plants in the state,” Duvall said. Duvall attributed some of the decreased demand for Georgia poultry products to trade policy. “We’ve been left out of the world marketplace, and we need to support bilateral trade,” he said. For poultry to grow, Lacy said that Georgians would have to continue to invest in research and technology. Current UGA poultry research projects include searching for alternative feed ingredients for poultry diets, identifying genes in chickens that allow more efficient use of feed, increasing egg production in broiler/breeder flocks and attempting to skew sex ratios to favor male or female offspring.last_img read more

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LandVest Announces New Project Manager

first_imgWoodstock– The Woodstock, Vermont, office of LandVest, Inc., a Boston based real estate firm and the Christies affiliate for the northeast, announces the addition of Janine Williamson Kanzler, Project Manager to its team of real estate sales personnel.Janine has lived in Vermont most of her life and began her real estate experience in the 1980s with Georgina Williamson, Inc. in Woodstock. Janine brings an extensive knowledge of the Upper Valley area and historical insight of Woodstock to the LandVest team.If you are considering listing your property for sale, or looking to buy that perfect new home, Janine can be reached at 802-457-4977 or jkanzler@landvest.com(link sends e-mail).last_img

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U.S. fracking giants prepare for repeat of 2016 collapse, expect little help from Wall Street

first_imgU.S. fracking giants prepare for repeat of 2016 collapse, expect little help from Wall Street FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Two of the world’s biggest oilfield service companies are warning of a bigger shale crash than the one that hit the U.S. and Canada just five years ago.While the decline in North American drilling rigs could approach the lows seen in 2016, the drop could be much faster this time around, Schlumberger Ltd. told analysts and investors Tuesday on a webcast hosted by Scotia Howard Weil. And as the most financially troubled oilfield service providers seek to stay afloat, there’s not much help this time around, Halliburton Co. said on the same webcast.“Wall Street is shut to the industry,” Lance Loeffler, chief financial officer at Houston-based Halliburton, said during the webcast. “There is no more lifeline. Financial markets aren’t lending their support.”Halliburton, which generates most of its business in the U.S. and Canada and leads the world in fracking, is planning for the possibility that nearly two thirds of rigs in the region could be shut down by the final three months of the year. Schlumberger, the world’s biggest overall oilfield services provider, said it’s slashing its own spending by as much as 30% in 2020.While changes to rig activity generally lag the movement of oil prices by several months, shale explorers have wasted no time cutting where they can. Oil drilling in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico, home to the world’s biggest shale patch, plunged to its lowest level since the nadir of the last crude-market slump in early 2016.At its worst, the U.S. rig count could see a 70% drop over a six-month period, eclipsing the greater than 60% cut in 1986, according to Raymond James.[David Wethe]More: Fracking giants warn shale crash will be faster this timelast_img read more

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Long Island Press Co-Publisher Featured on News 12 Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York News 12 Long Island named the new co-publisher of Long Island Press one of “12 Making a Difference,” a monthly segment highlighting locals that work to make a difference in others’ lives.Vicki Schneps-Yunis, who last week bought the Press with her son, Joshua Schneps, was featured on the local news channel for her work in founding Life’s WORC, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping people with autism and other developmental disabilities learn to be independent.“Vicki has been a trailblazer since she started the organization over 40 years ago,” Life’s WORC CEO Janet Koch told News 12‘s Elizabeth Hashagen in a story that aired Friday.The nonprofit group recently opened The Family Center for Autism in Garden City and offers comprehensive services to more than 1,200 people as well as provide running group homes to over 250 more adults with disabilities in Nassau and Suffolk counties as well as Queens.Vicki founded the group in 1971 out of the needs of her daughter, Lara, who was a resident in the baby buildings of the infamous Willowbrook State institution on Staten Island. She gave interviews to reporter Geraldo Rivera, helping him expose deplorable conditions there before she and her husband filed a federal class action lawsuit that closed the institution.“I get it about, what the parents have gone through, because I’ve been through it,” Vicki told News 12 Long Island.last_img read more

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H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Working while ill, Sanofi’s vaccine, ICUs could be swamped, China first to vaccinate, Canada’s vaccine deliberations

first_imgSep 21, 2009Poll: Many workers feel pressure to work when illMore than 80% of workers feel pressure to come to work when sick, and 69% have received little direction from employers on pandemic H1N1, according to a survey released today. The poll of 1,028 employees by Mansfield Communications found that 84% of workers believe the recession creates more pressure to show up for work, even when they’re feeling sick. Mansfield’s Rob Ireland said that employers need to communicate clearly about extended sick-leave policies and how to minimize disease spread.http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS58759+21-Sep-2009+BW20090921Sep 21 Reuters storyUS orders 27.3 million more doses of Sanofi vaccineThe US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has ordered another 27.3 million 15-microgram doses of pandemic H1N1 vaccine from Sanofi Pasteur, bringing the total government order of Sanofi vaccine to 75.3 million doses, the company announced today. HHS had previously ordered a total of about 195 million doses from five companies. Sanofi’s H1N1 vaccine and versions made by Novartis, CSL Ltd., and MedImmune were licensed by the Food and Drug Administration last week.http://www.vaccineplace.com/docs/US_ADD_ORDER_H1N1_VACCINE_ENG_210909.pdfSep 21 Sanofi press releaseSanofi projects mid October for US vaccine deliveryAn official from Sanofi said today that the company would begin delivering pandemic H1N1 flu vaccine to the United States by mid October, the Associated Press (AP) reported. Chris Viehbacher, head of the France-based company, said Sanofi would be able to produce at least 800 million doses of pandemic flu vaccine per year.http://www.wtopnews.com/?nid=105&sid=1767120Sep 21 AP storyWHO’s Chan says severe cases could overwhelm ICUsMargaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), told a WHO Western Pacific regional meeting today that the overall clinical picture of the pandemic H1N1 virus is reassuring, but health officials are increasingly concerned about a small group of patients who rapidly become severely ill. Though numbers have been small, they could burden intensive care units as infections spread. She said the second wave of the pandemic appears to be beginning.http://www.who.int/dg/speeches/2009/WPRO_ceremony_20090925/en/index.htmlSep 21 Margaret Chan speechChina begins immunizing studentsChina today became the first country to start administering the pandemic H1N1 vaccine, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported. Medical workers are vaccinating students who will take part in National Day celebrations. Health workers, border inspectors, and transportation workers will also be among the first to receive vaccine, followed by the military, police, children and their teachers, and those with chronic conditions.http://health.yahoo.com/news/afp/healthfluchina_20090921133554.htmlSep 21 AFP storyCanadian experts applaud deliberate vaccine process|Some of Canada’s infectious disease experts are applauding the country’s decision to put its pandemic vaccine through the full approval process, rather than speeding it through with an emergency use authorization, the Canadian Press reported. One expert said the vaccine uses an adjuvant that hasn’t been used before, and a more thorough and deliberate review could avoid future problems and build public trust in the new vaccine.http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5g3xUqfcj5tds9LjeSUvnZSpdrJQASep 20 Canadian Press storyHealth departments’ job losses accelerateBudget cuts forced public health departments to cut 8,000 positions between January and June, according to a new survey from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The trends reflects a big increase in the continuing erosion of the health department workforce, which lost more jobs in the first 6 months of 2009 than all of 2008. The news comes as departments prepare to launch two immunization campaigns, one for seasonal flu and the other for the pandemic H1N1.http://www.naccho.org/press/releases/0921.cfmSep 21 NACCHO press releaselast_img read more

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Weekly Update: Protecting Women’s Reproductive Rights, Standing Up for the Middle Class, and Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

first_imgThis is bad policy and a giveaway to the uber-wealthy and corporations. I urge Congress to vote no and work on real reform that benefits the middle-class. I am also gravely concerned that the trillion $ deficit from this bill will be used to cut programs like Medicare & Medicaid. https://t.co/8BtQT0Saxt— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) December 19, 2017 Weekly Update: Protecting Women’s Reproductive Rights, Standing Up for the Middle Class, and Fighting the Opioid Epidemic December 22, 2017 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter The Blog,  Weekly Update On Monday, Governor Wolf was joined by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, legislators, local elected officials, and women’s reproductive rights advocates to veto Senate Bill 3. This bill would have severely limited women’s reproductive rights and health care options.“This legislation is a disingenuous and bald-faced attempt to create the most extreme anti-choice legislation in the country,” Governor Wolf said. “This legislation is an attempt to criminalize the decisions that women make about their own health care, and this legislation destroys health care options for victims of the horrors of rape and incest. For these reasons, I am vetoing this bill today.”The Governor continued his mission to support Pennsylvania’s working class by expressing his concern about the GOP Tax Bill on Tuesday. In a letter, the Governor urged Congress to vote no on the bill, noting the increased tax burden it would have on the commonwealth’s middle class, as well as concerns of potential cuts to Medicare and Medicaid because of the trillion-dollar deficit this bill would create.Multiple pieces of legislation came to Governor Wolf’s desk this week for his final approval. The Governor signed legislation that would regulate recovery homes to continue his fight against the heroin and opioid epidemic. He also signed a four-year funding plan to continue Unemployment Compensation operations through Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry.“I want to thank the House and Senate for working with my administration to create this compromise plan that provides an infusion of funding for the unemployment compensation system,” said Governor Wolf. “The agreement allows the commonwealth to provide much-needed stability to the system for dislocated workers, businesses and state employees.”Governor Wolf addressed Congress again this past Wednesday, joining a bipartisan group of governors to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Governor noted that each of the participants of this program have grown-up, been educated, and established their lives in the United States. The Governor has made it clear that the deportation of DACA recipients would be cruel, and Congress needs to act to protect the nearly 800,000 American immigrants that are enrolled in this program.On Thursday, Governor Wolf attended the United Way of the Capital Region to discuss the organization’s workforce development pilot program and address the importance of giving during this holiday season. The Governor noted the importance of donating his salary every year, as it helps programs like these which help the un- and underemployed obtain jobs where they earn a living wage.Continuing his commitment to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic, Governor Wolf joined with grandparents and their grandchildren, whose parents have been affected by the opioid crisis. By listening to individuals who have been directly affected by this crisis, the Governor is better able to reach real solutions to this complex and dangerous problem.“Make no mistake about it – we are in a fight, and these families are the victims of a disease. I pledge to continue to focus our energies and resources on stopping this crisis because we can no longer allow our neighborhoods, our communities, and our families to lose their loved ones to this disease.”Governor Wolf’s Week, December 17 – December 23, 2017Monday, 12/18/17Governor Wolf Vetoes Anti-Choice Bill that Severely Limits Women’s Health Care OptionsGovernor Wolf Announces Resource Guide to Help Evacuees from Puerto Rico and Other Devastated AreasTuesday, 12/19/17Wolf Administration Approves Two More Facilities to Begin Medical Marijuana ProductionGovernor Wolf Signs Legislation to Regulate Recovery HomesGovernor Wolf Urges Congress to Vote No on Tax Reforms that Prioritize the Wealthy Over the Middle-ClassWednesday, 12/20/17Governor Wolf Signs Unemployment Compensation Funding SolutionAhead of Holiday Travels, Governor Wolf Announces More Tools Available to Public via 511PAGovernor Wolf, Bi-Partisan Governors Urging Congress to Allow Dreamers to Remain in U.S.Governor Wolf Announces Approval of Funding for 125 New Community Projects Through Neighborhood Assistance ProgramThursday, 12/21/17Governor Wolf Visits United Way of the Capital Region to Discuss Workforce Development and Highlight the Importance of GivingGovernor Wolf Signs Executive Order Strengthening Fight Against Invasive Pests, Dangerous Plant SpeciesGovernor Wolf Acts on LegislationGovernor Wolf Visits Grandparents and their Grandchildren Whose Parents Have Been Affected by the Opioid CrisisFriday, 12/22/17Governor Wolf Appoints Karen Farmer White as State Board of Education ChairGovernor Wolf, DHS Rebuke Congress for Failing to Reauthorize CHIP Before HolidaysGovernor Wolf Acts on LegislationHighlights from TwitterI just vetoed the most restrictive anti-choice bill in the country because PA women don’t need Harrisburg politicians making their health care decisions. #SB3 pic.twitter.com/BVkMeOTFye— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) December 18, 2017last_img read more

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A former prime minister calls for foreign assistance to deal with investigations into alleged fire bombing incident

first_img Sharing is caring! 18 Views   no discussions LocalNews A former prime minister calls for foreign assistance to deal with investigations into alleged fire bombing incident by: – July 26, 2011 Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Mr. Edison James, former prime minister of Dominica. Photo credit; uwpdm.dmFormer Prime Minister and General Secretary of the United Workers Party Edison James is calling for the expertise of foreign nationals to assist in the investigation of a fire bombing at the home of former magistrate Mr. EmmanuelJames told a press conference organised by the UWP on Monday that the state led by the Chief of Police seems to be on a public mission to discredit a confession.“We have heard the Police Commissioner say that Mr. Emmanuel has never given a statement. I was at Mr. Emmanuel’s home on the morning when the police arrived and I saw and heard the police speaking to him. I do not know why the commissioner would say that” he said.There is a mystery and a lack of clarity around the situation with respect to one of the persons of interest.“The Police Chief has given the impression that he doesn’t know where the individual is, he has to make arrangements with his colleagues to contact him, yet we heard an interview that the individual is not in hiding and he is willing to come back…the public needs answers in this regard,” he said.He said the police must question Senior Council Anthony Astaphan regarding his role in all this.James said the authorities must get independent investigators to asist them in investigating this situation, and that the public lacks confidence in the local authorities.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Chad Pfiefer

first_imgMost of you probably do not recognize the name Chad Pfiefer, but he hopes you do in a few years.  He has earned a card on one of the pro golf tours which in itself is an accomplishment.  The fact that Chad Pfiefer is an amputee from his military service makes it even more amazing.  He lost his left leg in 2006 in Iraq.He became friends with Christian Bagge who lost both legs in the military but says golf has saved his life.  Despite being a double amputee, he goes out and hits golf balls as therapy.  He says it helps him release all the bent-up frustrations that he once had because of his severe handicap.  He learned to use the rest of his body, and he helped Chad Pfiefer get through the early months of his rehab.  Chad finds that playing golf has helped him refine his balance with his prosthetic left leg.  Chad is married to his middle-school sweetheart and has two children.Watch for him eventually in golf tournaments.last_img read more

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Gattuso: ‘Must create winning mentality’

first_img “Lozano is incredibly quick, he’s much sharper and more reactive lately, so I am giving him some more chances. He prefers the long ball and to have space to run into, but has to work more with the team and accept the shorter passes. “Napoli are a squad who in recent years always faltered when they got to the next step. They were mentally weak and that is what I need to work on. They must realise that they have to improve day by day, to keep getting stronger because potential is not enough. “We pass it around well, but when the time comes, even Insigne has to track back and help out. Many don’t like that, but they have to get over it, because this is how the team has to play right now. “Stanislav Lobotka is someone who can start the game, he’ll give you less balance in midfield, but more creativity. We’ve got strength in depth and different options we can look to in order to play the kind of football we want.” Barcelona are struggling in La Liga, so Gattuso was asked about his confidence going into the second leg of their Champions League Round of 16. read also:Gattuso: ‘I see football differently now’ “I don’t even know if we’ll get to August 7… I am focused on everything but that right now! I just want us to get better game by game because we cannot think of gifting results to our opponents. “When you hold back in the tackle and worry about the next match coming up, that is when you get it all wrong. We have to dive in every time and commit fully.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jose Callejon and a Lorenzo Insigne curler proved decisive at the Stadio San Paolo, around a temporary Henrikh Mkhitaryan equaliser. The Partenopei have won five of their last six Serie A games, so what is Gattuso’s secret? “There’s no secret. I am working with strong players and I need to remind them of that every now and then. I told them after the Coppa Italia, we have to talk less and do more action,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “Many of these players will be part of the squad next season and we have to create a winning mentality, thinking not individually, but as a team and of the team. “Lorenzo has the ability to take men on and can make the difference, but he needs the power in his legs to do that. He can’t always play, he keeps glancing over and doesn’t like being on the bench, but it’s for his own good. “He is very intelligent, he understands football and gets ideas quickly when we talk in training.” Chucky Lozano came off the bench again and his imminent departure from Napoli is no longer taken for granted. Loading… Gennaro Gattuso insists there is no ‘secret’ to his success with Napoli after a 2-1 win over Roma put them in joint fifth place. ‘We have to create a winning mentality.’ Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Shows That Overstayed Their Welcome6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Timelast_img read more

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IMCA RaceSaver Sprints new to Blud Lubricants niche

first_imgBlud Lubricants will give product awards to IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car track and series champions and the national champion in the division a driver support sponsorship package.  “We are really excited about this new partnership with Blud Lubricants and targeting our IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car division is intentional as well,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder observed. “Our Sprint Car racers are a dynamic and loyal group and we’ve already had conversations about how we can grow this program and make an even greater impact in the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car community nationwide.” “That’s another way we can help. It’s cool for drivers just starting out as well as established racers,” Green said. “We feel there is no product out there that can compete with ours. We are totally confident in what we’ve been producing since 1983.” Every Blud lubricant sold comes in a signature red color, a stroke of marketing genius Green credited to his son Trevor. “We can add value and growth with this program. It’s a real opportunity for us to help drivers, tracks and series,” Green noted. “We want this to be win-win, and if that happens it’s good for all of us.”  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A true racing company has expanded its niche to include IMCA. “We have a long history in racing and really pride ourselves in the technology we use,” said Jeff Green, owner and CEO of the Scottsdale, Ariz., company. “This oil is tested by some of the best racers out there. We’ve been doing this a long time and have a fantastic product and support program for drivers who are serious about racing.” “It’s fun to do marketing-wise and you can tell if the oil needs to be replaced,” he said. “We wanted to come up with a product that was better than anything else first, then worry about making money.” Sprint Car track and series champions receive a case of Pro Series racing engine oil, as does the IMCA RaceSaver Nationals champion.  “I encourage IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers to try the product and fill out the online sponsorship application,” he continued. “Every little bit helps and this can be a great relationship to establish for drivers.” IMCA Modified racer Ricky Thornton Jr., along with notable Sprint Car racers Shane Stewart, Brent Marks, Paul McMahan, David Gravel and Sammy Swindell race with Blud technology manufactured by a related company.  Blud products can be purchased online at www.bludlubricants.com; that’s the same site where drivers can fill out a sponsorship application.  “Blud Lubricants is a true racing company. That’s our niche,” added Green, a life-long fan of the sport. “IMCA is the first dirt track sanctioning body we’ve worked with. We picked them on purpose. We’re getting in on the ground level with Sprint Cars and hope to expand to other divisions.” last_img read more

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