E. coli isn’t just for hamburger lovers anymore. Newer strains of this deadly pathogen make applying fresh manure to food gardens truly risky.When is it dangerous?Not all manure carries the newer bacterial strains. But there’s no way to tell without extensive lab testing. A child’s death in Maine was traced to E. coli 0157:H7 from calf manure added to the family garden.Using aged manure for turf and ornamental plants isn’t a problem. Amending vegetable gardens with plant-based compost, sphagnum peat or well-composted manure, too, is still good to do.Bacteria-contaminated vegetables fresh from the garden affect people largely because the produce is poorly washed. Adults generally become ill and recover. But the organism can be life-threatening to children and the elderly.Lettuce seems particularly subject to carrying bacteria, because it’s succulent and hard to wash.With carrots and other vegetables, scrubbing and peeling them before eating them greatly reduces the chances of bacterial contamination. Safe food-handling practices are now more important than ever.Using manure safelyIn home gardens, make sure all manure is well-composted for at least 120 days before adding it to soil where vegetables or fruits are growing.Bacteria will survive winter freezing. So fall garden applications and even adding “aged manure” provide no guarantee of a garden free of disease organisms.The heat produced through proper composting will kill most pathogens. The compost should heat to 130 or 140 degrees for five days or more to be more effective. Even so, research has shown that a certain percentage of the pathogens can survive.Following the hot-compost phase, a “curing” time of two to four months allows beneficial microbes to outcompete disease pathogens. This produces an acceptable organic soil amendment.Note that compost made solely from plant wastes doesn’t need a curing period. And it’s safe to add leaves or other plant matter directly to the garden. Volume XXVIII Number 1 Page 2 By Wayne McLaurinUniversity of Georgia
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Rutland, VT–The public is invited to review and provide input on Vermont Electric Power Company s (VELCO) 2009 Vermont Long Range Transmission Plan Public Review Draft at a series of public forums around Vermont.The forums, hosted by VELCO and convened by the Snelling Center for Government, will include an overview of the plan, information kiosks on key issues, facilitated discussions, and the opportunity to meet with VELCO staff and representatives of local electric distribution utilities. Refreshments will be served. Sign language interpretation will be provided if requested at least one week prior to the event, by contacting: [email protected](link sends e-mail).The public forums are scheduled as follows:Monday, April 27 at 5:30Holiday Inn, RutlandWednesday, April 29 at 5:30 pmLake Morey Resort, FairleeTuesday, May 5 at 5:30 pmSheraton Hotel, BurlingtonThursday, May 7 at 5:30 pmCatamount Arts Center, St. JohnsburyWednesday, May 13 at 5:30 pmMarlboro Tech Center, BrattleboroMonday, May 18 at 1:30 pmNoble Hall, VT College of Fine Arts, MontpelierThe 2009 Vermont Long-Range Transmission Plan is part of a collaboratively-designed planning process approved by Vermont s Public Service Board (PSB) in 2007. The plan, which looks out 20 years and must be updated every three, identifies transmission upgrades that may be needed to maintain reliability and where generation and energy efficiency could potentially address those reliability needs. The new 20-year planning horizon offers additional opportunities for public input and is intended to provide ample time for full, fair and timely consideration of alternatives to building transmission. The draft plan is on line and available at www.velco.com/publicoutreach(link is external).
December 1, 2004 News & Notes News and Notes Alexander E. Barthet of The Barthet Law Firm in Miami coordinated and spoke at Lorman Education Services’ seminar titled “Show Us the Money! How to Get Paid on a Construction Project.” Betsy E. Gallagher and Christopher B. Hopkins of Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A., were appointed chair of the editorial board of the Trial Advocate Quarterly. Melanie Ann Hines of Berger Singerman in Tallahassee was inducted as president of the William H. Stafford American Inn of Court. Hines has also been named to the Leadership Florida Class XXIII. Fred Maglione was recently appointed director of alumni services with Omega Financial, Inc. Eric M. Sodhi of The Barthet Firm in Miami wrote “Commonality of Control: How Much is Necessary to Shed the Light of Legitimacy into the Gray Market?” which will be published by Trademark World. Mark N. Miller and Kristie Hatcher-Bolin of GrayRobinson in Lakeland, and Cristina A. Equi of the Orlando office, were recently published in Bender’s Labor and Employment Bulletin. The article focused on employer liability for threats of termination. C. Richard Nail, of the Lakeland office, was elected to serve as treasurer of the Lakeland Bar Association. Michael Cohen, executive director of Florida Lawyers Assistance, recently addressed the annual dinner of the Illinois Lawyers Assistance Program on the topic of “Reaching Out to Our Colleagues: How the Lawyer Assistance Program Can Help.” Brad E. Coren of Weston was inducted as a member of the Stephen R. Boopher American Inn of Court. Mark P. Barneby of Kirk Pinkerton was elected vice president for the Library Foundation of the Manatee County Library System. Christine A. Donoghue, and Daniel P. Mitchell with the Tampa office of GrayRobinson were awarded top honors by the Florida Defense Lawyers Association at its annual meeting in Longboat Key. Donoghue was awarded the 2004 FDLA James A. Dixon Young Lawyer Award. Mitchell received the 2004 FDLA President’s Award for his service to the organization during this past year. Nelson Slosbergas of Miami completed the diploma program in offshore e-Commerce law, presented by the International Business Law Services and The Royal Society of Fellows. William E. Ruffier of Dellecker Wilson & King, P.A., in Orlando served as a faculty presenter for the National Business Institute’s workshop on “Handling Medical Negligence Cases in Florida.” Bruce A. Blitman of Ft. Lauderdale discussed “Florida’s New Mediation Confidentiality and Privilege Act” at the North Broward Bar Association. Jason E. Havens of Havens & Miller, PLLC, in Destin joined the advisory board of the Capital Trust Company. Christopher Shulman of Christopher M. Shulman, P.A., Alternative Dispute Resolutions in Tampa has been selected by the Collins Center for Public Policy to serve on the Mediator Roster for those mediations associated with the Hurricane Relief Dispute Resolution Program. Ronald Lieberman with Glantz & Glantz, P.A., in Plantation was appointed to serve as editor-in-chief of the District 6990 newsletter. Lieberman also named Rotarian of the Year for Vocational Services. Mark Eiglarsh of Robbins, Tunkey, Ross, Amsel, Raben, Waxman & Eiglarsh, P.A., and Brian Tannebaum of Tannebaum, Planas & Weiss, LLP, presented “What Every Civil Lawyer Should Know About Criminal Law,” a CLE seminar sponsored by the Dade County Bar Young Lawyers Section. Deborah L. Russell of Cummings & Lockwood, LLC, in Naples was selected to participate in the Leadership Collier Class of 2005. Russell was also a featured speaker for the Corporate Fiduciaries of Southwest Florida on the topic of “Corporate Trustee Liability Isues.” Nathaniel L. Doliner of Carlton Fields in Tampa moderated a corporate governance program held in Paris, France, titled “The Impact of Converging Business Legal Issues in the World’s Two Largest Markets: Greater Europe and the United States.” Mary Li Creasy of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP, in Tampa presented a half-day seminar for the National Business Institute on advanced employment topics which covered wage/hour law, employee privacy issues, and termination. Creasy also participated in a panel presentation for “Get on Board, The Art of Board Leadership.” John E. Meagher of Shutts & Bowen, LLP, spoke at the 13th National Educational Conference of the Association of Administrative Law Judges, in Orlando, on the topic of “Determining Disability in a Non-adversarial System.” Meagher also participated in a panel discussion on malingering and deception. Theresa Van Vliet of Ruden McClosky in Ft. Lauderdale was appointed to the ABA Business Law Section Corporate Client Committee and its subcommittees on compliance investigation and document retention and e-policies. Gregory W. Meier of Shuffield Lowman was a keynote speaker at the Florida Owners’ Marketing Convention in Coventry, England on the topic of U.S. Estate Planning for Citizens of the U.K. Gregory L. Hill of Kissimmee was named co-chair of “Forensic Digital Evidence: Current and Prospective Scientific and Legal Issues,” presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting. Lisa Landy of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami has been elected co-chair of Women Lawyers of Interlaw Americas. Richard M. Zelman of Miami’s Sacher, Zelman, Van Sant, Paul, Beiley, Hartman, Rolnick & Waldman, P.A., gave a lecture at Harvard University Law School titled “Public Taking for Private Purposes: Public Good or Public Theft?” Gunster Yoakley in Ft. Lauderdale was the recipient of the 2004 Compassion Award from the Wildlife Care Center. Steve Rossman of Rossman Baumberger Reboso & Spier, P.A., was recenly elected to the national board of Easter Seals at the organization’s annual meeting in Phoenix. Valory Greenfield of the Miami office of Florida Legal Services, Inc., was the recipient of the “Community Champion” Award at the annual celebration of the Human Services Coalition of Dade County. Kevin E. Packman of Nelson & Levine, P.A., in North Miami Beach spoke at the Professional Advisory Committee of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Packman spoke on “Florida’s Homestead Laws: Pitfalls and Traps for the Florida Practitioner.” Traci Rollins of Steel, Hector & Davis in West Palm Beach was appointed to the board of directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – Greater Palm Beach Chapter. December 1, 2004 News and Notes
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ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » NCUA officials are refusing to discuss reports that they are preparing to auction off as many as 3,500 taxi medallions that were used as collateral for loans.Crain’s New York Business, citing anonymous sources, last week reported that the agency was getting ready to auction off taxi medallions from New York City and Chicago.In the past, NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood said the agency was attempting to work with taxi drivers who were hit hard by declines in business. He added that effort had to be balanced with the need to maintain the Share Insurance Fund.New York Credit Union Association President William Mellin and Democratic members of Congress also had urged the NCUA to be flexible in negotiating with drivers.
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Topics : Two pregnant women diagnosed with the new coronavirus in Peru have given birth to babies who have tested negative for the disease, a hospital in the capital Lima said on Tuesday.The first of the children was born on March 27 and the second on March 31, both through cesarean sections on the advice of doctors to avoid complications, the Rebagliati Hospital in Lima reported.”Fortunately, there has been no vertical transmission, that means that there has been no contagion from mothers to newborns,” said Carlos Albretch, a doctor in the family unit of the hospital, which is run by state-owned Essalud. He added that both mothers were in good health, although still receiving treatment for the coronavirus.Medics in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the outbreak originated, raised concerns at the start of February about potential transmission of the virus by mothers to unborn children after at least one case of a baby born with symptoms.However, a study of nine pregnant women in China who had tested positive for the virus, published in the Lancet in mid-February, reported that there was “no reliable evidence as yet available to support the possibility of vertical transmission of COVID-19 infection from the mother to the baby.”The World Health Organization has said that new mothers who have tested positive for the virus should be encouraged to care for and breastfeed their newborns as normal, provided they maintain stringent hygiene. Albretch said the women would be supported to stay with their babies.”This is a new pandemic, we have no experience,” he said. “China and Italy have some publications that give some breastfeeding recommendations. Transmission through breast milk has not been demonstrated.”He said for women with more severe COVID-19 symptoms, the guidance could be different. “In this case the newborns would have to be separated from the mother,” he said.The Rebagliati Hospital added in a statement it had conducted a second swab test on the newborns and was awaiting the results.Peru has so far had 2,954 confirmed cases of the virus and 107 deaths, while 1,301 people recovered.
PFA, 300 Club, Lombard Odier Investment Managers, MercerPFA – Denmark’s largest commercial pension provider is losing one of its four directors, as group chief commercial officer Lars Ellehave-Andersen resigns from the DKK552bn (€74bn) company. Ellehave-Andersen, who came to PFA from labour-market pension fund PensionDanmark, is responsible for corporate customers and partners, advisory services, subsidiary PFA Bank and Greenlandic business PFA Soraarneq. PFA’s group chief executive Allan Polack will take responsibility for the sales and customer business previously handled by Ellehave-Andersen.300 Club – Jan Straatman, who headed up investment at €356bn Dutch public service pension plan ABP between 2001 and 2006, is the latest person to join the independent 300 Club, which aims to speak out against mainstream investment practice. Straatman, now global CIO at Lombard Odier Investment Managers, brings the number of members to 16. Ron Barin, CIO of the US pension fund for Alcoa, joined last month.Mercer – Edinburgh-based Steven Blackie has been appointed UK head of investments. He will succeed Patrick Race, who held the position for more than four years. In his new job as UK head of investments, Blackie will focus on developing Mercer’s advisory and delegated services. He has been commercial director for Mercer’s UK investments business up until this appointment, having first joined the consultancy back in 2009 as head of the Edinburgh investment team.
The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) has adopted Queen Idah as the face of the festival as it also named Bet9ja as official betting company.The Chairman of the Publicity and Communication Sub Committee, Mr. Tony Akiotu made this known in Benin City during a meeting at the weekend.Akiotu, who is the group managing director of Daar Communications, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM, said, “The LOC has adopted popular Benin Warrior, Queen Idah as the face of the 2020 NSF. Queen Idah was chosen during the last meeting of the Main Organising Committee and the choice was a unanimous one”.Akiotu also disclosed that Bet9ja has been officially chosen as the betting company of the festival having met the Marketing Sub Committee’s requirement. “Bet9ja is the official betting company of the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival. The Company’s bid of one billion Naira (N1billion) has been accepted.Aside Bet9Nja, the marketing department is working round the clock to raise enough money for the hosting of the festival,” he said.He also disclosed that a Theme Song for the festival, which was sang in the three major languages in Edo state, has also been chosen“The LOC has chosen a Theme Song sang by the Edo State chapter of PMAN in Bini, Esan and Afenmai. It is a well orchestrated song that will be loved by all when it is eventually launched on October 17 and 28 in Benin City and Lagos respectively.”Akiotu added that in picking the Theme Song, the rich culture of Edo State, particularly Benin, was put into consideration.The Chairman said the NTA, DAAR Communications, Edo Broadcasting Service (EBS) and SuperSport are the official broadcast stations of the National Sports Festival.“We have carefully selected the NTA, DAAR Communications, EBS and SuperSport as official broadcasters for Nigeria’s biggest and best Games. We are also going to involve all the major newspapers, magazines and bloggers to make it the best ever in the history of the NSF “, he stressed.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Ghanaian striker Mohammed Yakubu says he is ready to work with new Maritzburg coach Clinton Larsen.The former Bloemfontein Celtic manager has swapped jobs with Ernst Middendorp who signed on the former Ashanti Gold striker.Yakunu who is recuperating from an injury he sustained two weeks ago says he will continue to give his all under manager Larsen”I personally don’t know him, he met the group and introduced himself to us and from the way he spoke to us individually i could see that we are on the right track,” he told Joy sports”He personally called me and gave me his word that i will play a key role in his team so I’m 100 percent ready to work for him and achieve my goals as well.”
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The Florida Supreme Court denied an appeal from a former escort convicted of attempting to hire a hit-man to murder her newlywed husband.The court rejected without comment a request from Dalia Dippolito that it reviews her 2017 conviction and 16-year sentence for soliciting first-degree murder.The 36-year-old was recorded on video and audio in 2009 plotting to kill Michael Dippolito.Prosecutors believe she wanted control of the couple’s Palm Beach County townhome and his finances.The case gained national attention when it was featured on the TV shows “Cops” and “20/20.”
PITTSBURGH (AP)—Eminem mentions Ben Roethlisberger in his latest song: “Despicable.”The million-selling rapper refers to the Steelers’ troubled quarterback in explicit lyrics and with the lines, “I’d rather turn this club into a bar room brawl. Get as rowdy as Roethlisberger in a bathroom stall.”A 20-year-old college student accused Roethlisberger of sexual assault following a March 3 incident in a Milledgeville, Ga., nightclub. Roethlisberger doesn’t face charges, but he was suspended for six games by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.While Eminem is releasing a new album called “Recovery,” the song referencing Roethlisberger will not be included. The song was posted at a website co-founded by Eminem’s manager.