Green Industry Updates

first_imgUniversity of GeorgiaBulldogs and Gators tend to tangle on the football field. But theuniversities of Georgia and Florida have been teaming up foryears to provide one-day updates for nursery, greenhouse andlandscape professionals.The 2004 Green Industry Updates will be Oct. 12 in Kingsland,Ga., Oct. 13 in Quincy, Fla., and Oct. 14 in Cairo, Ga.Participants will learn about new technologies, products andenvironmental issues while earning pesticide recertificationcredits.The Oct. 12 and 13 updates are mainly for landscape pros. Theyoffer such topics as troubleshooting tree problems, managingcitrus in urban settings, pest-resistant plants and seasonalcolor beds.The Oct. 14 session is mostly for nursery and greenhouseprofessionals. It will cover new weed control methods andproducts, nursery runoff management and pest-scouting techniques.Each all-day program combines classroom lectures with outdoor,hands-on activities. Georgia participants earn 3 hours ofpesticide recertification credit at the Kingsland program and 4hours at Quincy or Cairo. Fees are $40 for each or $45 after Oct.1.To learn more about any of the updates, call the UGA TiftonCampus Conference Center at (229) 386-3416. Or print off thecomplete agenda and register on-line at the TCCC Web site (www.ugatiftonconference.org/greenindustry).last_img read more

How your sales revenue can benefit from an updated coaching strategy

first_img continue reading » LeBron James, Serena Williams, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey: These individuals are some of the most successful of our time. What’s the common denominator? The easy answer is talent, but talent alone isn’t what led these luminaries to where they are today. The true key to their great success is coaching. They each have coaches, mentors, and colleagues that help them develop their natural abilities into something more.Proper leadership and support is vital to the success of your team. Like any athlete or business professional, access tostrong, dedicated leaders is at the core of success for these employees and thus your organization.Help your sales managers become confident and effective leaders by arming them with the proper knowledge and resources. With the right strategies in place, your leadership will:Spot and foster talent and potential in peopleHold staff accountable to high performance and productivity ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Parks contribute to local quality of life

first_imgA timely article in the November 2017 magazine of the American Planning Association concludes: “Parks and recreation planning is more than fun and games. Parks contribute significantly to the quality of life for all, deliver a wide range of benefits beyond their borders, and hold immense potential for advancing sustainability in communities.”Parks, urban forests and green community elements help us manage stormwater, clean the air, provide places for relaxation and study and enhance health and wellness. Planners now know that the financial value-added can be measured. Once lost, mature forests can’t be replaced, especially in areas like rapidly developing southern Saratoga County.Communities as diverse as Madison, Wisc.; Vancouver, Canada; Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Los Angeles County are all devoting significant resources to the preservation and enhancement of trees and forests within their communities. Clifton Park should follow the forward-looking examples above by preserving the complex of mature forest, wetlands and foot trails nestled between Clifton Park Center and Moe Road.Vote yes on Dec. 5 and urge the school board to sell 34 acres in central Clifton Park for public recreational use. A yes vote is a yes for a healthier, more sustainable and better southern Saratoga County. Keith MartinClifton Park More from The Daily Gazette:Controversial solar project goes before Clifton Park Planning BoardGame 7: Shenendehowa grad and Braves rookie Ian Anderson gets start with World Series spot on the li…High-risk COVID exposure reported in Clifton ParkFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Lille set asking price for Arsenal to sign Nicolas Pepe

first_imgLille set asking price for Arsenal to sign Nicolas Pepe Advertisement Nicolas Pepe is on Arsenal’s radar (AFP/Getty Images)Lille president Gerard Lopez has suggested that Arsenal will need to bid €80 million (£68.7m) in order to sign Nicolas Pepe this summer.The 23-year-old is expected to be one of the most in-demand players during the summer transfer window following an impressive season in Ligue 1.Pepe, who plays on Lille’s right flank, has scored 16 goals and registered eight assists in 27 league appearances so far.Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move, while Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona are also reportedly interested.ADVERTISEMENTBut Lille are willing to stand firm over the Ivory Coast international’s valuation having already rejected offers worth €50m (£42.9m) Pepe is set to leave Lille this summer (Getty Images)Asked if Pepe could stay at Lille for another season, Lopez told Canal Plus: ‘That does not just depend on the club. It also depends on the player.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He deserves to play at the highest level. We have offers yes.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘In England, there are clubs. We have had offers worth €50m.‘We will not sell for less, we have even refused a €50m bid.‘We had an offer from China worth €80m with an astronomical salary, but he didn’t want to go.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 6 Mar 2019 2:37 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementlast_img read more

Chemical scheme to join APF following pressure from regulator

first_imgAs a consequence, DNB had demanded measures to ensure sound management.Initially, the pension fund had played down the urgency for change, saying it would seek talks with similar schemes about setting up an APF.However, following further pressure from the supervisor, Rob van Pernis, the scheme’s chair, stepped down and was replaced by Heemskerk. Heemskerk led the Dutch pension fund of Royal Bank of Scotland when it joined the Centraal Beheer APF last year.At the moment Cindu’s board is negotiating with four APFs, according to Heemskerk.He said a potential problem was that the employer and unions were in conflict about the pensions accrual, which had been unilaterally reduced by the sponsor. However, the unions said that they were prepared to compromise.With a funding of almost 120% at July-end, the Pensioenfonds Cindu is financially relatively healthy. During the past 19 years, it has been able to grant 78% indexation based on the consumer index. A Dutch chemical company’s pension scheme is to join a general pension fund (APF) following pressure from supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank.DNB deemed the €173m pension fund of the former Chemische Industrie Uithoorn (Cindu) vulnerable because of ageing demographics and difficulties finding new board members, according to Jacco Heemskerk, the scheme’s new independent chairman.With just 74 active partipants but more than 1,000 pensioners and 435 deferred members, Cindu was on DNB’s list of “vulnerable and not sustainable” pension funds.The scheme had experienced difficulties coping with new legislation and finding new board members. Its annual report for 2016 showed that it didn’t comply with legislation or DNB’s code for pension funds on many issues. In addition, its investment cycle was not up to scratch and it also lacked compliance management.last_img read more

Expro inks Ichthys LNG contract extension with Inpex

first_imgImage courtesy of ExproInternational oilfield services company Expro has secured a contract extension to supply well test and subsea services for Inpex-operated, Ichthys LNG.The contract will see Expro continue to supply a high rate 175 MMscf/day well-testing package, which will include electronic emergency shut down (ESD) systems, the company said in its statement.Expro will also supply seven high debris valves, developed as part of the Next Generation Landing String (NGLS) program, designed and tested to the industry’s new API 17G standard.Mrinal Vohra, Expro’s region vice president of Asia Pacific, said, “Since 2014, Expro has delivered a solid track record on the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG, completing 18 wells to date.”Work on the next phase of field development is due to commence in March 2020.last_img read more

Boca to renew Tévez until end of Libertadores

first_imgCarlos Tévez’s goal to win the Argentinian league could well sign the script of a story full of ups and downs but with a happy ending. His contract is up in June 2020.Despite his contract ending on 30th June, Boca’s intention is to get Tévez to sign a renewal. However, Boca will only do so until the end of the Copa Libertadores, ‘Ole’ inform.The aforementioned source also assures that if all competitions are suspended because of COVID-19, Boca Juniors will offer him a renewal for at least 1 more season.Boca to renew Tévez until end of LibertadoresRead Also: Video: Ronaldo uses his kids as weights during home workoutsThe intention of both parties is to end his deal on the park, not from the offices, as is happening currently. The stamp to the new contract could happen in the next few weeks.Boca Juniors’ recent history cannot be explained without Tevez, and Tevez cannot be understood without La Bombonera. Both are condemned to understand each other to put the finishing touch on a great career.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThese Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Irresistibly Cute Albino Animals That Will Make You DayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Carlos Tévez’s Boca Juniors contract ends on 30th June 2020. Despite his deal ending in 2 months, Boca’s intention is to renew it until the end of the present Copa Libertadores.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

2016 fishing licenses expire Friday

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Natural Resources reminds fishers, that last year’s fishing licenses are set to expire tomorrow.A new fishing license will be required beginning on Saturday and will be valid through March 31, 2018.An annual fishing license is needed to fish in public lakes, streams, rivers, or tributaries.Licenses can be purchased online or in person at several retailers across the state.The cost is $17 for residents and $35 for non-residents.last_img

Behavioral nonprofit names new executive director

first_imgCalifornia, Ky. — Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions has introduced Connie Freking as the new executive director.  Connie is currently the Director of Payor Relations at Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky.  Prior to her four years at CHNK, she spent 18 years at Brighton Center as the Youth Services Department Director.  Freking has her Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education from Eastern Kentucky University, and her Master’s Degree in Community and Agency Counseling from Xavier University.  She’s bringing more than 29 years’ worth of non-profit experience to Holly Hill.Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions is a nonprofit behavioral health organization that has been creating brighter futures for the children of Northern Kentucky for over 134 years.  Holly Hill started out as a traditional orphanage in 1884 and has transitioned over the years to meet the needs of its community with their residential and community-based programming.  Holly Hill is dedicated to building resilient kids and families for a stronger Kentucky.As Executive Director, Freking will be responsible for the delivery of high quality professional services, the fiscal integrity of the agency, and the development of an engaged staff.  She will also keep a pulse on trends in community services and healthcare in order to recommend strategic growth opportunities for the agency, including partnerships with other entities.  Freking will have the vision to recommend new strategies that are consistent with Holly Hill’s mission, to strengthen the lives and children through its programs and services, focused on the child.“It’s an unbelievable opportunity to be able to provide the leadership to positively impact the lives of our community’s children and families.    To work with such a vibrant board and a highly-talented group of leaders and to have a greater impact on those we serve is such an honor.” Freking said.   “We’re in an ever-changing environment in our world, in our community, and specifically in non-profit. I’m excited about being in such a high profile leadership role and will continue to build on what Holly Hill has accomplished.”Stephen Mann, Chair of Holly Hill’s Board of Directors adds, “We are extremely fortunate to have found someone who is very knowledgeable in the programs we offer.  Connie’s passion for non-profit services for families and children make her a dynamic addition to Holly Hill.  We believe Connie will be able to have an immediate impact in helping us move Holly Hill forward.”Connie Freking grew up in Boone County and is currently a resident of Blue Ash, OH, but has been working in Northern Kentucky for most of her professional career. She enjoys having new experiences and meeting new people.  In her spare time she enjoys traveling, kayaking, reading, and cooking Sunday dinner for her friends and family.  She practices meditation and mindfulness, and loves working with the youth group at her church.  Connie’s first official day at Holly Hill will be Wednesday, June 27th.last_img read more

Sack claims surprise Allardyce

first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce insists he has received no indication from the club’s owners that his future is under threat. Press Association Allardyce is due to meet Sullivan next week but the Hammers boss does not believe his position will be on the agenda. “I rang him up and spoke to him about what’s been planted around and under those circumstances we just talked about getting together and having our meeting next week,” Allardyce said. “The only thing I can say is I spoke to David Sullivan yesterday about us arranging our usual end-of-the-season meeting to go through pre-season and go through budgets and what will happen next season. “I had no indication that my position is under threat. That’s all I know, he’s the boss and that’s the bottom line for me.” Allardyce added: ” People in the game have to write speculation because they have to sell newspapers. “Whether that speculation becomes a reality we don’t know but I will find out next week if it is.” West Ham are 12th in the Barclays Premier League table and have secured their top-flight status for a second consecutive season. center_img Allardyce rang co-chairman David Sullivan on Thursday after reports emerged suggesting he faced the sack after the team’s final game of the season at Manchester City on Sunday. Hammers fans have regularly vented their frustration over the club’s style of football under Allardyce and Sullivan apologised for the campaign at the club’s end-of-season awards dinner on Tuesday night. last_img read more