* In the audio slideshow above, Trude Renwick talks about her experience figure skating at Harvard Skate, a new rink located in the plaza adjacent the Science Center. Harvard University today launched Harvard Skate, part of the University’s yearlong 375th anniversary celebration.Scheduled to open on Jan. 17, Harvard Skate is a 40-foot-by-60-foot ice skating rink that will be temporarily located in the plaza adjacent to the Science Center. It will be open and free to members of the Harvard community and the public.“Harvard Skate reinforces the University’s commitment to campus vibrancy and community building and presents a wonderful opportunity to engage students, faculty, staff, friends, and neighbors,” said Katie Lapp, Harvard’s executive vice president. “The skating rink will serve as a seasonal gathering place and will offer a fun community activity throughout the winter months.”One of many activities being organized to celebrate the University’s anniversary, Harvard Skate is managed under the Common Spaces program.Visitors will be able to skate or simply relax and enjoy some hot chocolate. On-site skate rentals will be available, and patrons are welcome to bring their own skates. Students from Harvard Student Agencies will oversee skate rentals and hot chocolate sales.The Common Spaces program began in 2009 and was designed to strengthen the Harvard community by creating informal gathering spaces for students, faculty, and staff. The events management division, a group within Harvard Campus Services, coordinates Common Spaces in conjunction with partners from across the University, including the Office of the Provost, the Harvard College Office of Student Life, and the University Planning Office.See more information about Harvard Skate, including hours of operation.
Volume XXXNumber 1Page 12 By Jim MidcapUniversity of GeorgiaMany gardeners enjoy the blue flowers of the summer-floweringhydrangeas. Vigorous plants become covered with large mopheads ofblooms. Established plants seem to bloom forever. However, some of us just can’t seem to get any flowers at all.One year a late frost will blacken all the swollen flower buds onthe ends of the stems. With all the buds killed, there will be noflowers this year.The next year we covered the plants several times to protect themfrom the cold. Everything was looking good, with new leaves andfat flower buds, until a deer stopped by for a snack. She snippedoff every branch tip. And there went this year’s crop of blooms.Aha!Now, I have a solution to these problems. I’ve planted severalremontant, or reflowering, hydrangeas. These big-leafedhydrangeas bloom on new growth as well as old wood.When the weather kills the tender new buds and the flowersinside, the new growth will produce new flowers. Any time theflower buds are killed or removed by feeding or pruning, the newgrowth produces flowers. Removing the old flowers as they fadewill help to keep flowers coming all summer and fall.It’s nice to have hydrangeas blooming in the fall.Several hydrangea selections are remontant. Endless Summer andPenny Mac are the best known and are readily available. Both willhave blue flowers when planted in our acidic soils, where thereis lots of aluminum.The flowers can change to pink when the pH is increased with limeor when grown in containers, where the mix is low in aluminum.Proper careThese big-leafed hydrangeas do best when grown in partial shade.Protection from the hot afternoon sun will help prevent wilting.Keep the plants moist and fertilized to keep producing new growthand new flowers.Hydrangeas need protection from feeding deer. Some of the newerdeer repellents seem to work when applied as recommended.Remontant hydrangeas can be pruned in spring for shape and afterthe first flush of blooms to control size. They’re well-adaptedto container plantings for partial shade. In large containers,they can be combined with annuals and perennials to createdecorative pots of plants that flower all season long.Using remontant hydrangeas in shady borders, beds or containersis sure to increase your enjoyment of the garden. Havinghydrangea blooms from early summer until frost is guaranteed toreward your hard work and intrigue your gardening friends.(Jim Midcap is an Extension Service horticulturist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)
As part of the Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program, two visiting researchers are working to ensure the safety the peanut crop in Africa with the help of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.The college’s Office of Global Programs hosted the researchers, Agnes Mwangwela from Malawi and Joelle Kajuga from Rwanda, for two months this fall and introduced them to UGA researchers who are working to solve the problem of aflatoxin contamination in peanuts.While in Georgia, both researchers studied aflatoxin sampling methods in crops and in the human body. Aflatoxin is a carcinogenic by-product of naturally occurring fungi that contaminate food through the soil — either during growth or during processing. The fungi and toxin contaminate numerous crops, but is often linked to peanuts and maize.“Agnes and Joelle are working on aflatoxin detection. Aflatoxin is a very serious issue where they are from. It is not as much of a threat here in the U.S., not because we don’t have aflatoxin, but because we have more systems in place to protect human health,” said Vicki McMaken, assistant director of the college’s Office of Global Programs.In developing countries such as Malawi and Rwanda, where peanuts are a large part of the daily diet, processing and sampling protocols are inadequate to prevent aflatoxin exposure. As a result, up to 4.5 billion people are exposed to aflatoxins each year.The United States Department of Agriculture’s Borlaug Fellowship Program is designed to provide research opportunities to early career scientists from developing or middle-income countries—with a focus on building food security and economic growth in the scholars’ home.“If I gain one technology, then I go back and we will have that for the benefit of my country,” said Kajuga, an award-winning agricultural researcher who leads a team of scientists as part of the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) Horticulture Program.In Malawi and Rwanda, nearly 60 percent of the population lives below the poverty line, and agriculture is their economic mainstay, employing over 80 percent of the population. Cash crops such as groundnuts, known as peanuts in the U.S., are grown for consumption and for income.But processors do not purchase aflatoxin-laden peanuts and contaminated peanuts cannot be exported. This creates a food safety issue and limits the value of cash crops.”Most Malawians sort the groundnuts and will keep the low quality for consumption, and the good quality goes to the market,“ Mwangwela explained.Mwangwela hopes to change this. She is the senior lecturer in food science and dean of the faculty of food and human sciences at University of Malawi, Bunda College of Agriculture in Lilongwe.“When I go back to Malawi, I will be working with students from the university to equip farmers and small scale groundnut processors with the skills to sort out contaminated peanuts from the food supply,” said Mwangwela. “It is also important to educate the families.”This is one of the key elements of the Borlaug programs, according to McMaken. “The Borlaug program is very good at selecting scientists who are going to take what they learn and use it for the betterment of their country,” she said.The Borlaug fellows are selected each year based on research proposals submitted to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. When a (request for applications) is announced, U.S. universities bid to host the fellows at their institution. Host institutions identify research mentors and arrange logistics and the Borlaug program covers the costs.“We review the (request for application announcements) to see where there is a fit. With these fellows, because the Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab (PMIL) is located here at UGA, we knew we could connect these scholars with many different collaborators,” said McMaken.All of the Mwangela and Kajuga’s mentors are PMIL project collaborators.They were mentored at UGA primarily by Manjeet Chinnan, food science and technology professor emeritus, and J.S. Wang, professor and department head of the department of environmental health science. A third mentor, Kumar Mallikarjunan, professor of biological systems engineering, hosted the fellows at Virginia Tech during their visit.Before becoming a Borlaug fellow, Mwangwela was already working with PMIL lead scientist Rick Brandenburg on a Southern Africa Peanut Value Chain Intervention Project.Dave Hoisington, director of PMIL, escorted the scholars to the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa. They also traveled through southwest Georgia as part of the annual Georgia Peanut Tour, visited JLA Testing Laboratory and Birdsong Peanuts Shelling Plant in Blakely and spent time at the USDA – Agricultural Research Service National Peanut Research Laboratory in Dawson.“This Borlaug program is beyond my expectations,” said Kajuga. “When I go back to Rwanda, I will be working on linking our scientists with the U.S. scientists working on aflatoxins.”As part of the Borlaug Fellowship Program, the mentors conduct follow up visits to Rwanda and Malawi to further ensure what was learned during the program at UGA is transferred back to the home countries.McMaken says that the Office of Global Programs plans to bring more Borlaug fellows to UGA to continue to further internationalize the campus.
Tim Williams, president of Mesa Contract Inc. announced Chris Echo has achieved ownership status and is now a vested partner in the company. Echo will continue to focus on existing client relations for Exterus Business Furniture, a Mesa Contract Inc. subsidary.Echo has over 14 years of direct commercial experience in the office and furnishings industry. He holds a BA in Business Management from Champlain College.Mesa Contract is a manufacturer of premium ergonomic office accessories and wood desk solutions. Exterus is a supplier of over 100 quality office furniture manufacturers.
Apple has been granted a patent for an image sensor housed under the screen by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent that was filed in October 2018 suggests that the company could be planning to add an in-display fingerprint scanning technology in its future offerings. In the past, Apple used a physical fingerprint scanner called Touch ID and then moved to Face ID with its iPhone X series. As per the patent, the input sensor will be placed between the ‘outer protective cover’ and the ‘display stack.’The patent filed by Apple with the US Patent and Trademark Office with patent number 10,824,837 B2 back in October 2018 has now been granted. It includes plans for an “optical imaging sensor” that is “positioned at least partially behind a display and is configured to emit shortwave infrared light.”- Advertisement – Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. – Advertisement – It should be noted that patents usually indicate avenues that a company may be exploring. It’s not necessary that a patented research will always translate into mass production. Apple’s patent suggests that it plans on introducing an in-display fingerprint scanner with a device, however, it is currently unclear whether it could be for the next generation iPhone and iPad models, if at all.Apple’s patent includes a protective outer cover that will be the interface surface, a display positioned adjacent the protective outer cover, and an optical imaging system that comprises a light emitting element that produces shortwave infrared light. This is essentially how an in-display fingerprint scanner works as the light reflected back from the finger is used to construct a unique image or fingerprint. Another method of in-display fingerprint authentication is ‘ultrasonic,’ that involves sending ultrasonic pulse to detect the ridges and valleys of a fingerprint. It is present in the Samsung Galaxy S20 series of phones.In the past, Apple has steered clear of in-display fingerprint scanning. After its Touch ID system, that was last seen on iPhone SE (2020), it switched to Face ID starting with the iPhone X series. Apple has also decided to stick with Face ID for its latest iPhone 12 series, but decided to go with Touch ID for its new iPad Air.- Advertisement –
Even with the rollback, Google still offers a better deal than the 5GB of free storage you get from Apple, after which you have to pay at least $0.99 a month for 50GB. However, Apple One plans may look more appealing, since they include storage bundled with services like Apple Music, TV and Arcade. If you’re a member of Amazon Prime, you get unlimited photo storage, so that’s an option if you’re looking to move away from Google. It’s a big change from when Google Photos was announced in 2015, when the company promised free unlimited high-quality photos and video uploads and it seems like an easy way for Google to push people to pay for its Google One plans, which start at $1.99 per month for 100GB of storage.It’s a bit of a bummer for Google Photos users, who may have racked up five years’ worth of pictures under the assumption that Google would let them keep uploading new pictures for free.Google said the storage limit doesn’t apply to photos uploaded from its Pixel phones, which still get unlimited high-quality uploads for free. It also said that 80 percent of its users should get about three more years of storage before they even hit the 15GB mark.- Advertisement – Google on Wednesday announced the end of free unlimited storage for Google Photos, its online site for storing your pictures. Beginning June 1, 2021, any photos uploaded to Google Photos will count toward the free 15GB of storage it provides with Google accounts.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Sales said that two extremists from Sweden, known for its generosity toward refugees, traveled in August 2016 to Saint Petersburg to undergo 11 days of paramilitary training with the group.They returned to Sweden and carried out a series of attacks including a bombing outside a migrant center in Gothenburg that gravely injured one person, the State Department said.”This group has innocent blood on its hands,” Sales said. ‘Nonsense,’ leader saysThe monarchist movement has deployed volunteers to fight in nationalist causes, including on behalf of pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. “It’s incredible. It’s nonsense, of course,” Denis Gariyev, one of three leaders put on the blacklist, told AFP of the designation.”In the same way you could recognize tens of thousands of volunteers as terrorists. Yes, we took part as volunteers,” he said of the group’s participation in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine.He denied that the group promoted racial supremacism, saying: “We couldn’t do so because we are an Orthodox organization.””This is politics. Probably they want to use us as a bogeyman. They need an ‘image of the enemy,’ after all,” he added.The group’s website says its militants train in martial arts and knife-fighting in the belief that “not being a warrior for a modern man in Russia is criminal weakness.”A Russian court in 2012 banned a group website as extremist, according to the justice ministry, but Moscow has not designated the group as a whole as terrorist. The United States on Monday branded a Russian far-right organization a terrorist group, the first time it has targeted purported white supremacists with action frequently used against jihadist groups.The move comes after ambivalent messages about white supremacists by President Donald Trump, who notoriously defended participants in a neo-Nazi rally.The State Department said the Russian Imperial Movement runs two paramilitary training camps in Saint Petersburg and has pulled in neo-Nazis from across the Western world, including Swedish militants who carried out violent attacks. Globalized nationalists Sales said that white supremacists around the world have increasingly been interconnected.Last year a gunman targeting Hispanics killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, and said he was inspired by the white supremacist who massacred Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand.Sales said the State Department had seen reports that the Russian Imperial Movement “reached out to Americans or even travelled to the United States,” although he did not draw a link to any incidents.Trump himself has faced widespread criticism for his uncritical treatment of white supremacists as well as his rhetoric that demonizes non-white immigrants as criminals.In 2017, Trump said that neo-Nazis whose march in Charlottesville, Virginia devolved into violence included “very fine people.”Violent hate crimes in the United States soared to a 16-year high in 2018, including a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, according to the FBI. Sales said that Monday’s designation was made possible after an order by Trump that allows designation of terrorists based on their training activities, not necessarily participation in violence.Despite the calls on Russia to act, the United States itself does not designate domestic groups as terrorists, owing largely to the US Constitution’s broad guarantees of freedom of speech. Topics : “This is the first time the United States has ever designated white supremacist terrorists, illustrating how seriously this administration takes the threat,” said Nathan Sales, the State Department counterterrorism coordinator.”We are prepared to target any foreign terrorist group, regardless of ideology, that threatens our citizens, our interests abroad or our allies,” he said.The Russian Imperial Movement and three of its leaders were blacklisted as Specially Designated Global Terrorists, meaning that they will not be admitted to the United States and that any US assets they hold will be blocked.The designation also aims to have a chilling effect on banks and other institutions overseas unlikely to want to deal with a US-described terrorist group.
Police also confiscated from Omboy a.45-caliber pistol loaded with two live bullets. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Ilog municipal police station, facing charges./PN Ryan Omboy, a resident of the village, was arrested around 5 p.m. on July 8, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – For allegedly stealing a motorcycle, a 19-year-old lad was nabbed in Barangay Pinggot, Ilog, Negros Occidental. He was accused of carting away the motorcycle owned by 20-year-old Mark Paul Dela Cruz of Barangay Magballo, Kabankalan City. The victim reported the incident to the police, which led to the suspect’s apprehension.
Memorial contributions can be directed to Liberty Church of Christ. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Norma Skinner. Norma Jean “Jeannie” Skinner, of Liberty, was born on July 16, 1927, in Fairfield, Indiana, the daughter of Raymond and Marjorie Huber Apsley. On November 10, 1945 she married John A. Skinner. Norma enjoyed being a homemaker and was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ and the Fairfield Order of the Eastern Star. She loved quilting, sewing, flower arranging and gardening, and spending winters in Florida. On Monday, May 1, 2017, at the age of 89, Norma passed away at McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. David Soper, Pastor of the Liberty Church of Christ will officiate the service at 12 noon at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Sims Brier Cemetery in New Fairfield. Those surviving who will cherish Norma’s memory include her sons, Darrell (Belinda) Skinner of Madison, Gregory (Kathy) Skinner of Brookville, and Jan (Annette) Skinner of Liberty; 7 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sisters, Marilyn Scaggs and Vivian Moles both of Liberty, Nedra Smith of Crestline, OH, and one brother, Alton Apsley of Palm Bay, FL. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John A. Skinner on June 20, 2011; a great grandchild, Passion Skinner; a brother, Robert Apsley, and a sister, Nancy Webb.
St. Leon, In. — The East Central Horticulture program will be conducting their 12th annual spring plant sale on Thursday, May 3 and Friday, May 4 from 3-7:00 pm, Saturday, May 5 from 8-noon, Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11 from 3-6:30 pm, and Saturday, May 12 from 9-noon.Plants available include several varieties of tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, marigolds, misc. annuals and houseplants. Several projects made by East Central Agricultural Science students will also be available. All plants are started from seed by East Central Agricultural Science students.The East Central Greenhouse is located on the north side of the school. Look for it on the second story of the building. Please enter through the agriculture shop doors which are directly beneath the greenhouse. For more information call 812-576-4811 x11122 or e-mail email@example.com.