Photo: stockphotosforfree / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 MAYVILLE – A weeks long “do not drink” water advisory for Mayville residents has been lifted.The Chautauqua County Health Department first issued the order on December 10 after sample results indicated Perfluorononanoic Acid in the municipalities water wells.Since then, the county health department has worked with New York’s DEC to install a new water well providing clean water for the village.Data samples indicate the chemical continues to dissipate in the village water storage tank. Health leaders say efforts are now underway to flush out old water from the tank and replace it with clean water from the new well. The water system, leaders say, continues to be monitored on a weekly basis and results will be made available to the public.They say residents should flush their pipes by running their water until it is cold.The DEC continues to investigate the source of contamination and how it can be remediated from the village’s other three wells. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
Farmers and industry supporters are invited to the annual University of Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, on the UGA Tifton campus and UGA research farms in Tift County.Members of the UGA Cotton Team and UGA Peanut Team will discuss research pertinent to variety selection, plant disease, insect pressure, soil fertility, plant physiology and irrigation needs.“This is always an important day for our farmers. Cotton and peanuts are high-value crops for farmers in Georgia, and our research has a direct impact on their farming operations,” said Jared Whitaker, UGA Cooperative Extension cotton agronomist. “We strive to bring research that has significance for producers in Georgia and enjoy the opportunity to share what we’ve been working on this year.”Those attending the field day should meet at the north parking lot of the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center at 8 a.m. Field day participants will visit the Rural Development Center (RDC) pivot farm, located across from the conference center, and the UGA Ponder Farm on Ty Ty Whiddon Mill Road before returning to the conference center where UGA Extension economists will discuss market outlooks for both commodities.There is no cost to attend the field day, but attendees are asked to RSVP to Jeannie Evans by Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at 229-386-3006 or [email protected] In addition to funding many of the university’s cotton and peanut research and education efforts, the Georgia Cotton Commission and the Georgia Peanut Commission are sponsoring the field day’s lunch.“The level of research we’re able to conduct on the UGA Tifton campus would not be possible if not for the financial support of the different commodity commissions. Our responsibility as scientists is to share information that we get from these projects with the different industry groups that are supporting us,” said Scott Monfort, UGA Extension peanut agronomist.
Mr. Larry Wayne Boggs, age 75, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on February 7, 1943, at home in Switzerland County, Indiana, the loving son of the late, Edward Sinclair and Hazel Juanita (Sigmon) Boggs. Larry was a 1960 graduate of the Vevay High School and earned his associates degree from Miller Business School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Larry was inducted into the United States Army on March 26, 1964, in Madison, Indiana, serving during the Vietnam War. Larry earned the marksman badge and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on October 31, 1969 in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Larry was united in marriage on December 27, 1968, at the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church, to Janet E. Cook. This happy union was blessed with two sons, Michael and Mark. Larry and Janet shared nearly 50 loving years of marriage together until his death. Larry owned and operated Boggs Tax Service in Vevay, Indiana, for over 50 years. Larry was employed as an auditor for the Indiana Department of Revenue, from 1965 – 1979. He owned operated the Swiss Supermarket in Vevay, Indiana, from 1979 – 1985. Larry owned and operated the Benedict Coal-Oil Business in Vevay, Indiana, from 1974 – 1979. Larry was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church, Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. He was a member of the Switzerland Masonic Lodge No. 122 F&AM, for 49 years. Larry resided all of his life in the Switzerland County community. Larry enjoyed attending sporting events, spending time with his children and grandchildren, tinkering on his F150 pickup truck in his garage, playing euchre, bowling, boating and skiing. Larry passed away at 12:27 p.m., Monday, March 26, 2018, at the Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Larry will be deeply missed by his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Janet E. (Cook) Boggs of Vevay, IN; his sons, Michael Boggs and his wife: Christy of Johnson City, TN and Mark Boggs and his wife: LeeAnn of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren, Austin Boggs, Kyle Neubert, Katy Neubert, Alec Boggs, Carlee Boggs, and Claire Boggs; his great-granddaughter, Amelia Boggs; his brother, Jerry Boggs and his wife: Linda of Bonita Springs, FL; his sister, Dawn Elston and her husband: Dillion of Pendleton, IN; his sisters-in-law, Donna Johnson and her husband: Ernie of Rising Sun, IN, Lois Cook of Sellersburg, IN and Shirley Cook of Lawrenceburg, IN and his numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Sinclair Boggs, died November 24, 1982 and Hazel Juanita (Sigmon) Boggs, died June 4, 1993; his nieces, Damita Elston, died December 20, 1973 and Jennifer Lynn Boggs, died September 17, 1995; his nephew, Edward Grant Boggs, died December 12, 2009; his great-nephew, Trevor Kyle Boggs, died June 28, 1996; his sister-in-law, Mary Ann Scudder and his brothers-in-law, Delbert Scudder, William Cook and Harold Cook.Friends may call 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday, March 30, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Masonic Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 30, 2018, at the funeral home.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 11:00 am, by Rev. C. Martin Justice at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Full military rites and interment will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland Baptist Church or Mr. Larry W. Boggs Endowment Fund % CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home.
“Across the board we still want to add a little bit more depth to what we have.” Liverpool have already signed international strikers Rickie Lambert and Divock Origi this summer, although the latter is to be loaned back to former club Lille. Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Lazar Markovic have been brought in to bolster midfield options, while defenders Dejan Lovren and Javier Manquillo have also been added to the squad. Liverpool completed their pre-season programme with a 4-0 win over Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on Sunday. They open their Barclays Premier League campaign at home to Southampton – the club from which they signed Lambert, Lallana and Lovren – on Sunday. “The Reds will proceed with the formalities of finalising the deal for the 22-year-old over the coming days and will make no further announcement until it is complete.” Prior to the Super Cup showdown, Sevilla coach Unai Emery had seemed keen to hang on to a player who has a long-term contract in Andalusia, but Liverpool’s persistence has paid off as he admitted defeat in the post-match press conference. “This has been in the offing for a month and a half,” said Emery. “We are in England and close to teams that are interested in Alberto. We want to wish him all the best.” Liverpool have already signed a number of players this summer, but Moreno is unlikely to be the last with Rodgers still thought to be keen to sign another forward following the £75million sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona. The Reds were close to landing France striker Loic Remy from QPR last month but a deal collapsed after a medical. Veteran former Barcelona and Inter Milan frontman Samuel Eto’o, who is out of contract after leaving Chelsea at the end of last season, is the latest name to have been linked with a move to Anfield. Prior to the announcement of the Moreno deal, Rodgers told the club’s website: “We would still like to do some business. Liverpool have agreed a fee with Sevilla to sign Spain full-back Alberto Moreno as Brendan Rodgers continues a busy summer of strengthening at Anfield. A deal was expected after Moreno was left out of Sevilla’s squad for the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid in Cardiff, and Liverpool duly announced that a deal was in place late on Tuesday evening. ” Liverpool can confirm they have reached an agreement with Sevilla for the transfer of Spain international full-back Alberto Moreno,” a statement on the club’s website said. Press Association
THE male and female teams from Paruima in the Upper Mazaruni District, Region Seven, will from tomorrow begin their defence in the football tournament when the annual Upper Mazaruni District Games kick off in host village Kamarang/Warawatta. The teams from Paruima have undoubtedly proven to pose the biggest challenge for their opponents, since they continue to set the bar high on the field of play.And this year’s challenge is no different, since according to a number of ball- weavers, they have gone the extra mile during preparation to ensure the coveted crown remains in their grasp.The curtain on the annual games will be drawn with an extravagant opening ceremony on Sunday, which will see an entourage that will be in support of the 12 villages that will be in fierce competition stretching across the districts.The games consist of four groups with three teams each, that will be involved in three rounds of intense action before heading into the semi-finals and final in a number of disciplines among them football, volleyball, cricket, archery and a number of water sports.Group ‘A’ consists of hosts Kamarang/Warawatta, Waramadong and Phillipai, Group ‘B’ Kaikan, Jawalla and Chinoweing, Group ‘C’ Kako, Isseneru and Quebanang and Group ‘D’ defending champions Paruima, Imbaimadai and Arau.Round 1 brings together Kamarang and Waramadong, Kaikan up against Jawalla, Kako challenging Isseneru, while Paruima opposes Imbaimadai.This year’s games brings with it a different atmosphere which is highly anticipated, since for the first time in the history of the District Games matches will be played under floodlights. The activities will run for a week.
Australia captain Steve Smith and vice-skipper David Warner have been banned for a year for ball-tampering.Cameron Bancroft, who carried out the cheating in South Africa, was given a nine-month ban by Cricket Australia.The three had already been sent home from Australia’s tour – before a fourth Test begins on Friday – amid widespread condemnation stretching beyond sport. Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had said the affair “bitterly disappointed the whole nation”.Smith, 28, and Bancroft, 25, have also been suspended from captaining Australia for at least the next two years.Warner, 31, will not be considered for “any team leadership positions in the future”, Cricket Australia said.Cricket Australia’s investigation also confirmed Bancroft used sandpaper to damage the ball during the third Test against South Africa.It found Smith and Bancroft had made “misleading public comments” when on Saturday they instead claimed it had actually been yellow tape.Cricket Australia had already concluded that coach Darren Lehmann was not involved in the controversy and he will remain in his post.The body’s chief executive James Sutherland said the three players were “sad, disappointed and remorseful”.He added: “This has caused damage to the game as a whole and certainly to Cricket Australia. It has compromised the fans’ faith in cricket and it’s our responsibility to reinstate that confidence.“It appears to be an isolated incident but if there are other allegations we will take them further. There was some courage in owning up but there was an element of untruth and that’s something we took into consideration.”Smith, Warner and Bancroft are banned from international and Australian domestic cricket. They will also serve 100 hours of “voluntary service in community cricket” and can appeal against the suspension.Cricket Australia said the players would be “permitted to play (Australian) club cricket and will be encouraged to do so”.They also remain eligible for competition outside of Australia, but earlier yesterday, Smith and Warner were also banned from this season’s Indian Premier League.In January the pair were signed to the most lucrative Twenty20 contracts ever offered to an Australian player – reportedly worth over Â£1m each.Before Wednesday’s IPL ban, Warner stepped down as captain of Indian Premier League side Sunrisers Hyderabad. Smith stood down as captain of Rajasthan Royals on Monday.IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla said: “The players that they (Cricket Australia) have banned, we are also barring those two players from this season.“The franchises will get replacements for the players.”Bancroft is due to play for Somerset this season. On Monday Somerset said they would wait and “collate all the relevant information before considering our next steps”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
10 July 2003A toast between President Thabo Mbeki and visiting US President George W Bush, proposed by the former, sealed a relationship between the two countries at a luncheon hosted by Mbeki for about 250 guests in Pretoria on Wednesday.Mbeki said the Americans had offered their unwavering support to South Africa during the struggle era and during the post-democratic dispensation to overcome the challenges it faced.“As the eminent representative of such a people, Mr President, we could not but receive you as a friend and an honoured guest,” Mbeki told Bush.A few hours before the luncheon, the two leaders held discussions on political, economic and social issues. These included conflict resolution on the continent, the post-war Iraq, the Zimbabwean crisis, HIV-Aids, and trade relations.Addressing the media after the meeting, Mbeki said his government was pleased by the commitment shown by the US to assist both South Africa and the continent. “The visit will result in strengthened bilateral relations and strengthened cooperation to meet these and other challenges that we face together,” he said.In response, Bush said he appreciated the relationship between the two administrations, describing it as vital. “Mr President, I want to thank you for making it a vital relationship,” he said, adding that the partnership could help extend democracy, free markets and transparency across Africa.On Zimbabwe, Bush said the US would encourage the South African government to continue engaging the warring parties in that country, adding that Pretoria and Washington shared the same objectives on the manner in which the political, economic and social turmoil in Zimbabwe could be resolved.“I have no intention of second-guessing [Mbeki’s] tactics. We want the same outcome,” Bush said. “Mbeki is the point man in this important subject, he is working very hard and is in touch with the parties involved, and the US supports him in his efforts.”Mbeki assured Bush that the warring factions in Zimbabwe – the government and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change – were engaged in talks to solve the problems in that country.Mbeke reiterated, however, that the principal responsibility for the resolution of those challenges lay with the Zimbabweans themselves. “It is very important that they should move forward with urgency to find resolutions to these questions,” Mbeki said.Bush also lauded efforts by Pretoria to forge peace elsewhere on the continent, particularly in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo.He said the US was heartened by South Africa’s decision to increase its HIV-Aids budget, reiterating that his administration would provide $15-billion to Africa in the next five years to combat the disease.“Trade is the key to Africa’s economic future. The African Growth and Opportunities Act is creating jobs and stimulating investment across the continent,” Bush said.Bush arrived in South Africa on Tuesday from Senegal as part of a five-nation tour of the continent. He leaves for Botswana on Thursday, from where he will head for Uganda and Nigeria before returning to the US.Source: BuaNews
2 September 2013South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB) has unveiled an innovative automatic teller machine (ATM) capable of delivering full digital banking via retail outlets to remote rural areas beyond the business reach of conventional ATMs.FNB’s Slimline ATM offers a large touch screen with an integrated camera, a card reader for CHIP and PIN enabled cards, and a numeric keypad.Instead of dispensing cash, the Slimline ATM issues a slip that can be cashed at a retailer’s till, crediting the retailer’s account and thus lowering the risk and cost of holding additional cash in the shop.FNB has already installed 960 Slimline ATMs in South Africa, and is extending Slimlines across its African subsidiaries, with installations under way in Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Swaziland and Tanzania.Aziz Cassim, head of self-service channels at FNB, described the Slimline as “a unique ATM designed specifically for emerging market and lower income needs”, adding: “Slimline also has great potential across all our market segments from personal to business and commercial due to its deep digital banking ability.”Access to an ATM is a critical when enabling greater access to banking. According to the Finscope Consumer Survey of 2012, people in the lowest income groups spend nearly 100% more time accessing an ATM than people in middle and upper income groups. The survey showed that poorer customers took 47 minutes to access an ATM while better-off customers were able to do this in 23 minutes.“Slimlines represent a wonderful, mutually beneficial relationship for the retailer, bank and customer,” Cassim said.“While our now-retired mini-ATMs offered typical kiosk banking or voucher banking, Slimline approximates online banking with PIN and image verification. The new devices offer a rich banking platform to customers in remote locations, and we plan to expand services in coming months.”SAinfo reporter
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One of the satellite events coinciding with the American Institute of Architects 2011 Convention, which began on May 12 in New Orleans, was the announcement of the winner of a design challenge presented by DesignByMany, a web-based community of design professionals and others interested in building-design technology. The focus of this particular challenge: provide design source files for affordable single-family homes that could be built in the New Orleans area’s hurricane-battered neighborhoods.Designers participating in the challenge were asked to develop plans for code-compliant houses in the shotgun architectural style common to the city (particularly the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward), but also to take the houses’ energy efficiency performance well beyond code by “striving to achieve” the Passivhaus standard. The challenge asked the designers to work with either of two building sizes – a two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath with 1,000 sq. ft. of treated area, or a three-bedroom, two-bath with 1,250 sq. ft. of treated area. Lot size was limited to 40 by 104 ft.The winning design, Low Cost / Low Energy House, presented by Sustainable.TO, based in Toronto, Canada, is one of at least 16 designs posted submitted by the May 1 challenge deadline and judged by a panel that includes Alejandra Lillo, cofounder of Los Angeles-based design firm Undisclosable; David Basulto, cofounder of architecture website ArchDaily; Calvin Kam, director of industry programs and a consulting assistant professor at Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering; Tray Trahan, of Trahan Architects in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Corey Saft, assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; and Katrin Klingenberg, executive director and lead designer at E-co lab, a nonprofit community housing development organization, and, as she is best known to GBA readers, co-founder of Passive House Institute U.S.Rising to the challengeDesignByMany users were encouraged to vote for their favorite designs until May 8, and the top 10 vote-getters are now under review by the judges. The top pick was featured on DesignReform — a source of free architecture tutorials, and DesignByMany’s host site – on May 12, the first day of the AIA National Convention. Winner Sustainable.TO also receives an HP Designjet T2300 PostScript eMFP, billed as the world’s first web-connected printer with scan, print, and copy functionality (Hewlett-Packard is DesignByMany’s sponsor).DesignByMany notes that the challenge was inspired in part by the Fairview House in Urbana, Illinois, an affordable Passivhaus that since 2006 has been home to Beth Simpson, a social worker who, after being displaced by Hurricane Katrina, moved to Urbana, where she continues doing social work. Other residential projects cited as precedent for the challenge include some of the energy efficient houses designed for the Make It Right redevelopment initiative and Corey Saft’s 204House, a 1,200-sq.-ft. three-bedroom, two-bath in Lafayette.