Orange Bulldog

first_imgHeading to a local pumpkin patch to pick the season’s best is a time-honored fall family activity. Thanks to University of Georgia researchers, a better, Georgia-specific pumpkin is available for carving or baking. “Most of the pumpkins traditionally grown commercially in Georgia are Cucurbita pepo types,” said George Boyhan, a horticulturist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “They’re in the same species as summer squash. And they’re highly susceptible to viruses and other foliar diseases.” Even with an aggressive program to control tiny insect pests called aphids, aphid-transmitted viruses can quickly devastate the crop, he said, at times resulting in complete loss.But Orange Bulldog is not so weak on the vine. The improved variety — developed from germplasm collected in the jungles of South America – has greater levels of resistance to viruses than conventional pumpkins. When Boyhan and retired CAES horticulturists Gerard Krewer and Darbie Granberry began working with the jungle seed, they discovered long, flat pumpkins, or ones not easily carved into jack-o’-lanterns. The team worked to develop a more disease-resistant variety with a good jack-o’-lantern shape that’s adapted to Georgia’s climate. Orange Bulldog debuted in 2004. It consistently yields 13,000 pounds to 20,000 pound per acre in northern and southern Georgia. Boyhan is now working to develop a variety with more uniformity in shape and color but with the same disease resistance as Orange Bulldog. “The goal of the variety was to produce a pumpkin with higher levels of disease resistance,” he said. “So, it lends itself to organic farming where herbicides and fungicides are limited to a few organic compounds. We are looking at small growers and farmers markets and organic fruit seems to fit there.”Organic seeds for Orange Bulldog will be available for next year’s crop. The pumpkin variety has a considerable amount of variability, something shoppers at roadside stands and pick-your-own farms find appealing. “People really like the variation of the pumpkin, they can use it for variety in decorating,” said Raymond Joyce, the UGA Cooperative Extension coordinator in Laurens County. T&T Farms, a pick-your-own farm in Dudley, added an agritourism activity for school groups as well as an additional fall crop when they planted three-acres of Orange Bulldog this year. Joyce said he was surprised to see how well the pumpkin did in the field. It was grown without irrigation and had to be sprayed only once with a fungicide and then once with a herbicide. “We had planted pumpkins in the past, but they always grew out too soon and never did too good,” said Nancy Tomlinson, owner of T&T Farms. “The neat thing about these pumpkins is they are all different. Some are long. Others are squatty. The color varies from light-yellow to bronze or deep orange. And some have green mingled in. It is neat to watch the variation in size, shape and color all come off the same vine.” Having a successful pumpkin crop meant more business to the family farm this season. So did adding a corn maze and hayrides. Apart from looking good, Orange Bulldog tastes good, too. In its immature state, it is bright yellow and can be prepared and eaten like summer squash. It’s particularly good sautéed with Vidalia onions, Boyhan said. The meat of a mature pumpkin can be cubed and cooked to make pumpkin pie filling. “I’ve used it in cakes, pies and candy and cooked it like squash. You name it, we’ve tried it,” Tomlinson said. To find pick-your-own pumpkin and other fruit or vegetable patches in your area, visit the Georgia Market Maker Web site at read more

GMP nearly completes power restoration from Hurricane Irene

first_imgGreen Mountain Power Corp,Green Mountain Power has restored power to all of its customers affected by Hurricane Irene, with the exception of customers whose homes or businesses were flooded and required inspection by state officials before power could be restored safely. Of the 338 customers currently without power, we have received inspection certificates for 20 of them and are working now to restore power to those customers tonight. We will continue to restore power to customers as their inspections are completed in the coming days. More than 40,000 outages were reported during the storm. If any customer does not have power and does not need electrical inspection due to flooding, they should call Green Mountain Power at 1-888-835-4672. (1-888-TEL-GMPC). “Hurricane Irene caused so much devastation across Vermont, and I’m glad that we could help ease some of the pain by restoring power very quickly to our customers,” said Mary Powell, GMP president and chief executive officer. “Our extensive planning and preparation really paved the way for us to respond quickly and effectively for our customers.”GMP essentially doubled its workforce by bringing in additional line workers and tree trimmers and spreading them around the state where they were needed. GMP also pre-staged most of its office staff to locations around the state to handle the logistics of managing to feed, house and supply the army of responders.Green Mountain Power restored power throughout the storm, working day and night. At no point were more than 12,000 customers without power at the same time, but a total of 40,000 customer outages were recorded.GMP officials expect that of the customers without power that do not need electrical inspections, all will be restored this evening, with the possible exception of an off-road location in Moretown that needs specialized equipment that is currently en route.As restoration efforts wind down, Green Mountain Power has sent many of the additional line workers and tree trimmers to Central Vermont Public Service and other utilities across New England still experiencing large numbers of customer outages.GMP will restore power to the flooded customers in Wilmington and Waterbury as they complete the required safety inspections. It is expected that those restorations will continue throughout the week.About Green Mountain PowerGreen Mountain Power generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in Vermont and is a leader in wind and solar generation. It serves more than 96,000 customers. is external). COLCHESTER, VT–(Marketwire – August 30, 2011) –last_img read more

Bear reality: Credit unions focus on youth savings

first_img 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Gigi Hyland Gigi Hyland serves as the Executive Director for the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), the philanthropic and social responsibility leader of America’s credit union movement. Prior to her work with … Web: Details Over the past few months, there’s been quite a bit of focus on youth savings and financial capability. In February, the Financial Literacy Education Commission (the FLEC), held a hearing on youth savings program. The FLEC is comprised of 21 federal agencies and was established under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 and is tasked to develop a national financial education web site and a national strategy on financial education.In addition, in a special issue of The Journal of Consumer Affairs, there is an editorial by the FLEC Research and Evaluation Committee on four key insights for policymakers from the research included in the special issue and discussions at the related research symposium co-hosted by the CFPB, Federal Reserve and FDIC last September. One of the key insights is that financial capability requires skill development and mastery, along with financial knowledge, and these are a function of practice, repetition, and experience.This aligns with the Foundation’s own information around experiential learning. Through high school financial reality fairs, the Foundation and field practitioners have seen the true value of learning by doing. High school students who attend learn through this hands-on experience in which they identify their career choice and starting salaries then complete a budget sheet requiring them to live within their monthly salary while paying for basics such as housing, utilities, transportation, clothing, and food.So, why the title “Bear Reality?” Well, another amazing example of how children can learn financial skill development through practice and experience is a great program that Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) has launched. In 2013, the credit union formed an exclusive partnership with Berenstain Enterprises, Inc. to open a Financial Literacy Center, Bear Country Credit Union, using the Berenstain Bears© series of children’s books to teach financial education. The Center, located at FMFCU corporate offices in Broomall, PA, creates a hands-on, interactive experience for young children (typically, kindergarten to third grade) to learn about money.Over a decade ago, FMFCU realized that young people were not learning about budgeting and handling money. So the credit union developed a financial literacy program to help parents and younger members. In the 1990s, FMFCU’s multi-pronged approach included field trips for young kids teaching them to Save, Share, Spend and Earn. Rick Durante, VP of Education and the FMFCU Foundation Executive Director, started incorporating The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble with Money to reinforce the important messages of the program. Children relate to the bears as do the parents.FMFCU’s president and CEO, John Unangst, strategically took the success to the next level. He envisioned using The Bernenstain Bears© to teach young children about saving money. Working with second-generation author and illustrator of the series, Mike Berenstain, who loved the idea, the credit union developed Bear Country Credit Union and The Berenstain Bears Cub Account so the children can learn by doing. When they visit the Broomall branch, children visit the “human” credit union, and then Bear Country Credit Union. At the “human” credit union, the kids get to talk with the branch manager, a teller and member service representative, learn about loans, deposits, count coins at the coin counter and even visit the vault.When they get to Bear Country Credit Union, they are enthralled by a colorful, interactive display complete with Berenstain Bears illustrations that offer kids lots of ways to experience what running a credit union is like while having fun. Kids get passports where they earn stamps when they visit each of the stations and displays at Bear Country Credit Union. Parents and kids are encouraged to open up a Cub Account at FMFCU so they can save money and make regular deposits. Children receive a $10 one-time mate from FMFCU when they deposit the contents of their pigging bank, and another match for a birthday deposit.FMFCU’s team of educators packaged their financial literacy lessons and marketing material into The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program, which is now available to credit unions nationwide through the credit union’s CUSO, Credit Union Network for Financial Literacy (CUNFL). One of the many perks to becoming a licensee is the ability to purchase and customize the credit union edition of The Berenstain Bears’ Trouble With Money and the series’ book written exclusively for credit unions, The Berenstain Bears Visit the Credit Union.This is just one example of what credit unions are doing every day to look through their members’/consumers’ eyes – in this case young members – to deliver financial information and education to improve the financial well-being of those members. Incorporating experiential learning and “reality” into those efforts, offers a better chance that the financial lessons are truly learned and will be applied as those kids grow up and make financial choices for their future.For more information on the Foundation’s experiential learning programs, click here. last_img read more

Long Island Christmas Events, Parades & Tree Lightings 2015

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Another season change means a whole new slew of events for Long Islanders of all stripes to enjoy. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, the solstice or general seasonal merriment, here’s a list of happenings:A Christmas CarolFollow the miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey that teaches him the true meaning of Christmas—past, present and future—in this fine performance of the Charles Dickens classic. Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. $15-$30. Days, times vary. Through Dec. 24.Holiday Lights SpectacularThis brilliantly illuminating 2.5-mile display returns for the second year after a seven-year absence. It will feature new themed displays throughout the park as well as returning favorites including the “12 Days of Christmas” and “Santa’s Beach Party.” The park will also feature an expanded Holiday Village, including a new ice skating rink as well as returning favorites, such as pictures with Santa, Holiday Hay Maze, cheerful holiday music and movies, and plenty of refreshments. There is also a Twofer Tuesday special—two trips for the price of one. Jones Beach State Park, West End, Ocean Pkwy. $20 per car Mon.-Thurs., $25 Fri.-Sun. Dusk-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., open til 11 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Through Jan. 3.Miracle on 34th Street: The MusicalEveryone knows the story of the well-mannered, white-bearded weirdo claiming to be the real Santa who brings about a true miracle in New York City. But do you know the musical version? Expect masterful performances. Expect show-stopping songs. Expect to be wowed! John W. Engman Theate, 250 Main St., Northport. $69-$74. 3 p.m. Days, times vary. Through Jan. 3.Christmas at HicksAnimated characters star in “Christmas at the North Pole,” a walk-through story telling how Santa picks out gifts for his friends who are penguins, elves and more. Enjoy the festive sounds of the brass band, take pictures with the jolly old man himself, and meet live reindeer! Donations of non-perishable food items for Long Island Cares accepted. Hicks Nursery, 100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury. Free. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Dec. 24.Boardwalk LightsA nautical themed holiday light show display on the boardwalk. Long Beach boardwalk. Free. 5 p.m. Everyday. Through Jan. 17.Bayville WonderlandVisit the elves hard at work in Santa’s toy factory funhouse, ride the holiday express train, brave the arctic ice skating adventure, meet Mrs. Claus and other holiday characters, plus much more! Bayville Adventure Park, 8 Bayville Ave., Bayville. $22. Days, hours vary. Through Jan. 3.Barnaby Saves ChristmasThe littlest elf and his reindeer friend, Franklynne, set off on their journey to save Christmas. Along the way, they meet some new friends and learn the true meaning of Christmas, Hanukah and the holiday season. Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson. $10. Days, hours vary. Through Dec. 26.A Joyful Toyful HolidayThe toys come to life right in time for the holidays in this delightful holiday play. Studio Theatre, 141 South Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst. $10. 1 p.m. Dec. 12, 19, 26 and Jan. 2.Frosty the SnowmanJoin Jenny and Frosty on their chilly adventures as they try to save the town of Chillsville from the mean old Ethel Pierpot and her evil machine that will melt all the snow and ruin winter! John W. Engman Theate, 250 Main St., Northport. $15. Days, times vary. Through Jan. 3.It’s a Wonderful VillageFour Saturdays of holiday merriment! A Parade of Lights featuring decorated fire trucks marches down Windmill Lane to Agawam Park followed by the tree lighting on Nov. 28th, plus horse and buggy rides, pictures with Santa, shopping, carolers, hot chocolate, cookies and more! Southampton village. Full list of events here: Free. 12:30-4 p.m. Dec. 12 and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 19.The Lighting of Malverne 2015Enjoy bowling, breakfast and a movie with Santa, a holiday gala, a parade of elves, as well as the Menorah and tree lighting. There will also be hayrides, horse and buggy rides, a live ice sculpture demonstration and a living Nativity. Full listing of events at Various prices. Days, hours vary. Through Dec. 162015 Annual Holiday Model Train DisplayInteractive fun for the whole family! Explore 240 square feet of history inspired by local landmarks. Town of Babylon History Museum, Old Town Hall, 47 W. Main St., Babylon. Free. Days, hours vary. Through Jan. 3.Menorah LightingJoin city officials and Rabbi Goodman of Bach Temple of Long Beach for music, coffee, doughnuts, Hanukah Gelt and hot potato latkes as they kick off the Festival of Lights! The main lighting will be at 5 p.m. on Dec. 6, but make sure you come back every day as another light is added. Kennedy Plaza, Long Beach. Free. 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 and 5 p.m. Dec. 13.Mrs. Claus Saves the Day!Ever wonder what Mrs. Claus was up to on that foggy Christmas Eve when Rudolph became famous? This play tells the classic story from Mrs. Claus’ point of view. Bayway Arts Center, 265 E. Main St., East Islip. $11. 2 p.m. Dec. 12, 19, 26 and Jan. 2, 12 p.m. Dec. 13 and 27.A Charlie Brown ChristmasThe Peanuts gang, on stage, like you’ve never seen them before! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $20-$25. 7 p.m. Dec. 11.Tree LightingLit up will be the magnificent 35-foot Japanese Umbrella Pine, which is located on the south side of the Camellia Greenhouse. Afterward, see view the spectacular poinsettia display, hear the madrigal singers perform, visit Coe Hall decked with holly and meet Santa at the Hay Barn! Visit Periwinkles Café in the Visitor Center and enjoy egg nog, hot chocolate and cider, gingerbread men and other assorted holiday sweets. Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Route 25A, Oyster Bay. Free. 6 p.m. Dec. 11.Glenn Miller Orchestra: In the Holiday MoodHear all your favorite holiday songs in the band’s unique style. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. $25-$65. 8 p.m. Dec. 11.Holiday ConcertCelebrate the spirit of the holidays with the FTC Concert Pops Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Five Towns College Performing Arts Center, Five Towns College, 305 North Service Rd., Dix Hills. $10. 2 p.m. Dec. 13Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker BalletWorld-renowned ballet stars of the Leggz Ballet Company team up with the South Shore Symphony Orchestra to bring this classical ballet to life. This is one of the few productions on Long Island that features a full orchestra so don’t miss it! The Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Center. $25-$39. 7:30 p.m. 5 p.m. Dec. 11, 4 p.m. Dec. 12, 4 p.m. Dec. 13.Not Quite Christmas CabaretCocktails, dinner, desert and performances by Broadway actors Catherine Walker, Jeff Kready and Catherine Porter. Castle Gould, 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. $100-$110. 7 p.m. Dec. 12.13th Annual Reenactment of the Flying SantaRelive the days when Santa would visit the Fire Island Lighthouse keepers and their families by flying by in small plane. Fire Island Lighthouse, just east of Robert Moses State Park Field 5, Fire Island. Free. 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12.Skate with SantaChildren are invited to go ice skating with Santa, have their pictures taken in front of the tree and decorate cookies. Free hot chocolate. Christopher Morley Park, 500 Searingtown Road in Roslyn-North Hills. $22 adults, $15 kids, $4 veterans, seniors and first responders. Discounts with Leisure Pass. $5 skate rental. Days, hours vary. Beginning Dec. 12.Elf on the Shelf Craft EventCountdown to Christmas begins! Children will create their own goody jar containing a secret message left by the Elf himself. Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. $20 per child. 12 p.m. Dec. 12.3rd Annual West End Electric Light ParadeCome see antique cars, fire truck, floats and bicycles wrapped in lights for this festive holiday parade! There will be antique fire truck rides, trolley rides and hot cocoa. Yum. Ohio Avenue and Beech Street, Long Beach. Free. 6 p.m. Dec. 12.Christmas Tree LightingJoin the mayor, Santa, his elves, and the fire department as they light the tree. Islandia Village Hall, 1100 Old Nichols Rd., Islandia. Dusk, Dec. 12.The Nutcracker Suite with Full OrchestraThe Atlantic Wind Symphony teams up with the Ovations Dance Repertory Company to bring you this famous ballet like you’ve never seen it before! Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. $15-$30. 8 p.m. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 12, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 13.Chanukah on IceDon’t miss the sculpting and lighting of the largest Ice Menorah in New York! Skate to Chanukah music then enjoy pizza, latkes and chocolate gelt. Long Beach Ice Arena, 150 W. Bay Drive, Long Beach. $16 per person or $80 per family (includes skates and dinner). 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13.4th Annual Candlelight Carol SingThis wonderful evening of Christmas songs quickly became a family tradition, featuring the timeless carol “Silent Night” sung in the candlelit church. Arrive at 7 p.m. sharp to enjoy warm cider and hot chocolate around the fire while a brass quintet plays. Saint William the Abbot Church, 2000 Jackson Ave., Seaford. Free. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16.The NutcrackerNew York Dance Theatre, under the direction of Frank Ohman, will present what’s billed as the largest Nutcracker on Long Island with added music, scenes and dances—the only one performed in the tradition of New York City Ballet’s legendary George Balanchine. John Cranford Adams Playhouse, Hofstra University, 1000 Fulton Ave., Hempstead. $25-$50. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 18, 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20.Long Island Traveling Road Show Christmas ConcertTwo of Long Island’s favorite acoustic musicians, Rich Broillet and Bob Otto, introduce their new Christmas single and play all your holiday favorites. Mills Pond House Gallery, 199 Mills Pond Rd., St. James. Donation to Smithtown Township Arts Council. 1 p.m. Dec. 20.Celebrate Winter SolsticeSqueeze in as much fun as possible on the shortest day of the year! Arts and crafts, storytelling and a wintery walk in the woods. Nassau Museum of Art, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor. $10 per family. 1 p.m. Dec. 20.A Gospel According to Jazz ChristmasGrammy Award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum continues this annual event, bringing excellent holiday entertainment to all. This year’s holiday jazz extravaganza will feature Gerald Albright, Norman Brown and female vocalist, Shelea. The Madison Theatre, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Center. $45-$75. 7 and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 26.-Compiled by Desiree D’ioriolast_img read more

€1.3bn engineering scheme outsources fixed income to BMO

first_imgThis also applied to monitoring and reporting. The latter task had been carried out in part by the pension fund and in part by consultancy Sprenkels & Verschuren.Marsha van Beusekom, board member of Waterbouw tasked with investments, said that the scheme had recently outsourced its pensions administration to IT firm Centric and that it expected cost savings as a result.Waterbouw previously carried out administration in-house. In 2017, it reported costs per participant of €220.Van Beusekom said that the pension fund had already outsourced management of its 40% equity holdings to Vanguard.The scheme’s 10% stake in property was invested in real estate funds and monitored by engineering firm Sweco.Van Beusekom added that Waterbouw would continue to carry out board support itself, and had hired two extra staff for the job.The industry-wide pension fund has approximately 2,740 active participants, 3,300 deferred members and 5,720 pensioners, affiliated with 74 employers.At November-end, its funding stood at 117%. Waterbouw, the €1.3bn Dutch sector scheme for hydraulic engineering, has outsourced management of its €600m fixed income portfolio to BMO Global Asset Management.The scheme said BMO would also be tasked with monitoring and reporting on its entire investment portfolio.The decision comes in the wake of the scheme’s decision in 2017 to continue independently.According to Kitty Roozemond, Waterbouw’s independent chair, a survey of the robustness and cost efficiency of pension provision had made it clear that the in-house management of fixed income holdings had to be contracted out.last_img read more

No fatality recorded as MOH announces 241 new cases

first_imgAt the same time, the Ministry of Health has recorded 66 recoveries, bringing the total number of recoveries so far to 19,434.Also Read  Uhuru calls for rebuilding of the UN to better address emerging challengesNo fatality has been recorded in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19 for the first time in weeks.The cases are distributed across the counties as follows; Nairobi 113, Mombasa 14, Kiambu 10, Taita Taveta 10 Kirinyaga 9, Narok 9, Kajiado 8, Uasin Gishu 6, Laikipia 7, Nakuru 7, Turkana 6, Busia 5, Lamu 5, Trans Nzoia 4, Kilifi and Kericho 4 cases each, Kisumu 3, Nyeri, Machakos, Makueni and Bomet Counties recorded 2 cases each.Also Read  SRC moves to address pay disparities  However, The Ministry of Health has called on Kenyans to embrace healthy dieting to boost immunity during the COVID-19 period.Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman said that good nutrition is important for growth and development throughout one’s life course.“It boosts immunity, improves response to treatment, speeds up recovery, reduces the risk of getting other infections thus prevents disability and death,” he said.Also Read  Relief for families as MOH revises Covid-19 burial protocols“On the other hand, overnutrition results in overweight and obesity, conditions that present serious health risks. 28% of adults aged between 18–69 years are either overweight or obese,” he added.He said that the Health Ministry is collaborating with the Ministry of Agriculture to promote good nutrition by enhancing access to safe, nutritious and affordable foods, through the “One million kitchen gardens initiative”. They include 192 males and 89 females.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 Kenya has recorded 241 positive cases on Friday from 4,520 samples tested bringing the number of cases in the country to 33,630. Out of the 241, 228 are Kenyan citizens while 47 are foreignersIn terms of age, the youngest is a one-year-old while the oldest is 89.last_img read more

Carl Eugene Jackson Sr., 92

first_imgCarl Eugene Jackson Sr., 92 of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 at the IU University Hospital in Indianapolis. Eugene was born in Cynthiana, KY on March 1, 1928, the son of John and Rada (Sipple) Jackson. He married Marilyn (Merwin) Randolph on March 1, 1997 in Ft. Myers, FL and she survives.Other survivors include his son – Carl (Rhonda) Jackson Jr. of Greensburg; his daughters – Shirley (Rex) Hutchcraft of Grapevine, TX and Linda Gilbert of Greensburg; six grandchildren – Neil Jackson, Gene Jackson, John Cruz, Michael Cruz, Amy Miller and Carrie Briggs; and ten great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, and his four siblings Anna Smith, Roberta Redington, Marvin Reed and Harry Jackson.Eugene was the founder of Jackson’s Nursery near Lake Santee. He owned and operated his nursery for nearly 40 years before retiring. He was a hard worker and a man of faith. He was a former member of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Clarksburg.A visitation will be held for family and friends on Friday, July 3, 2020 from 10am – 11am at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held, following the visitation, for the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church in Greensburg. Online condolences may be made to the family at read more

12 medical officers infected with COVID-19 in Bauchi – Commissioner

first_imgRelatedPosts ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules The Bauchi State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aliyu Maigoro, says 12 medical officers in the state have been infected with coronavirus.Maigoro made the disclosure at a news conference on Saturday in Bauchi. He, however, said no death had been recorded so far amongst all the affected medical officers.He said: “As at today, we have 12 medical officers in the whole of Bauchi state who have been infected with COVID-19.“Six of them are in Azare, headquarters of Katagum Local Government Council of the state, while others are here in Bauchi.“Let me, however, tell you that we have not recorded any death among these medical workers.”While speaking on patients fleeing isolation centres in some states, Maigoro said the state’s surveillance team had a link with other states, adding that this would make it easier to trace and take such people back to isolation centres. Maigoro said: “We have a link between Bauchi and other states.“Our surveillance team has a link.“If you escape, they will give us your contact, which we will use to trace you.“There is inter-state synergy; we have just apprehended a contact from Taraba State, who came to Bauchi and he is being isolated.“Wherever you are, once we have your address, we are going to get you, because if we don’t, you are going to infect other people in the community.” The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state has 117 confirmed cases, with six discharged and 111 active cases.Tags: Aliyu MaigoroBauchi StateCOVID-19last_img read more

Allam was misinterpreted – Bruce

first_img Allam has been the target of strong criticism from supporters ever since he announced his intention to ditch the 109-year-old title of Hull City AFC in favour of his preferred Hull Tigers. He has been dismissive of those who oppose the move and, in an interview with a Sunday newspaper, told his detractors they could “die as soon as they want” – a reference to the ‘City Till We Die’ movement. “We should be enjoying the Premier League rather than talking about a badge or a name change.” He added: “I’ve got to have a conversation with him. I don’t think he understands quite what it means to the history and the tradition. “But if he wants us to play in pink fairy dresses then he is entitled to that view.” Speaking to BBC Radio Five on Monday evening, Bruce sought to take the heat out of the situation. “I think what he was saying was he needs the situation to die, not the supporters to go away and die,” he told BBC Radio Five. “I think there’s a misinterpretation.” He continued: “The owner’s been (in Hull) 45 years, and I’m not making excuses here, but if you speak to him he still hasn’t quite grasped the English language.” Bruce said after Sunday’s 3-1 Barclays Premier League win over Liverpool that he intended to speak to Allam about his proposal to rebrand the club after claiming the Egyptian “does not understand” the tradition that goes with the name of the team. The home faithful displayed banners and protested against the proposed rebranding during Sunday’s triumph, which lifted the Tigers to 10th in the Premier League, and Bruce is hopeful Allam will take their feelings on board. “I think the chairman has put something like £70million into this club, so without him there wouldn’t be a club or a ‘Hull City’ – it would be down the tubes,” said the 52-year-old, who took over as Hull manager in June 2012. “We have to respect his wishes, but on the other hand he has to understand too that a lot of people feel very, very strongly about this. “The last thing we need in our first year back in the Premier League is any distractions, because it’s hard enough. At times, when things aren’t going so well, it can create an atmosphere that no-one wants. Hull manager Steve Bruce believes club owner Assem Allam was misinterpreted when he said fans opposed to his plan to rename the club Hull Tigers can “die as soon as they want”. Press Associationlast_img read more

District Six make successful defence of championship title

first_img… Hicks, Teixeira are champion cyclistsBy Mike DaSilvaDISTRICT SIX (Corentyne) made a successful defence of the Ministry of Education/Guyana Teachers Union’s National Cycling Championship title they won last year, through outstanding performances from Andrew Hicks and Shenika Teixeira yesterday when the road race aspect of the championship was held.Hicks, a seasoned national cyclist, made light work of the opposition in the Boys’ Open 40K road race, while Teixeira was unchallenged in winning the Girls’ Open 25K race.The win for Hicks and Teixeira gave District Six a massive 20 points and when added to the seven points of third-place finisher Curtis Dey for the District Six, the lead was unattainable for District 10 (Upper Damerara/Kwakwani) who, like last year, had to settle for second.Apart from winning yesterday’s road race, Hicks, who is in tremendous form at the moment, having just completed the 2016 Guyana Cycling Federation-approved cycling season, also won the 1 000, 2 000, 3 000 and 5 000-metre track races which were staged around the inner circuit of the National Park on Tuesday. Therefore, he is undoubtedly the Champion cyclist for the 56th annual event.Last year, Hicks was also crowned Champion cyclist after winning the 1 000, 3 000 and 5 000-metre races as well as the `Devil Takes the Hindmost event and placed third in the 40K road race which was won by Akeem Agard.Like Hicks, Teixeira who won yesterday’s 25K road race will undoubtedly be crowned Champion female cyclist after winning the Girls’ open 1500, 2 000 and 3 000-metre track races on Tuesday also. The four victories earned the District 40 valuable points.According to Hicks, after being sent on their way from outside the Ocean View International Hotel yesterday morning for the road race, everyone was fighting for position while he sat calmly in the midst of the bunch biding his time to make a move.As the bunch passed through Sparendaam, he jumped the pack and, as no one responded, he just powered away at a moderate pace. But after turning back at Belfield, East Coast Demerara, he changed gears and built up his pace and crossed the finish line more than one minute ahead of the second-place finisher Adelie Hodge of District 11 (North Georgetown).Dey was a short distance away in third, then came District 10’s Jernel Yearwood.In the Girls’ event, the race went off at a snail’s pace judging from national standards and while on the upward journey to the turn-back point at Strathspey, pre-race favourite Whitney Poyer (District Six) fell off her cycle and failed to reconnect to the leading group that was headed by Teixeira. She failed to finish among the top four finishers.She, however, secured a valuable five points in finishing fourth overall.last_img