Centennial Garden

first_imgThe addition of the Centennial Garden will celebrate the history of the University of Georgia Tifton campus while breathing new life into the heart of the campus, according to Joe West, assistant dean of the campus.The 2-acre garden, which is under construction behind the Tift Building at the center of campus, is a recreation of a garden that existed in an earlier era, when the campus was known as the Coastal Plain Experiment Station. The new garden is slated for completion by May 3, when it will be dedicated as the community celebrates UGA–Tifton’s centennial.“It just seemed very appropriate to recreate the garden at this time. It’s part of our history and will continue to be as we move forward with the campus’ next 100 years,” West said. “I think our faculty, staff and students are very excited to see what the garden will look like when it is completed.”The original garden was very symmetrical with beautiful plant materials, however, as the automotive age kicked into gear, the garden took a backseat.“There’s an old song (‘Big Yellow Taxi’) that says, ‘They paved paradise and put up a parking lot,’ which is exactly what happened,” West said.West stumbled onto records of the original garden and thought, “It would be really cool if we recreated that.” The project was quickly approved and construction ensued.The completed formal garden will contain 100 percent UGA-generated genetic plant releases. ‘October Glory’ maple, ‘Pink Damsel’ serviceberry, ‘Sweet Frost’ tangerine and ‘Green Shadow’ magnolia trees will be planted within the garden, with oaks and magnolias framing the garden’s outer areas and flowers and fruits comprising the garden’s interior.“We are dedicated to research here, so for the Centennial Garden to be filled with plant materials developed by UGA scientists is exciting,” West said.UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Dean Sam Pardue, West and members of the Tift family will attend the dedication ceremony on May 3. Captain H.H. Tift helped Tifton win the bid for the then-Coastal Plain Experiment Station when it opened in 1919.For more information about the UGA-Tifton centennial events, see http://tifton.caes.uga.edu/about/campus-overview/history/centennial-celebration.html.last_img read more

Syosset Man Charged With ID Theft

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Syosset man has been arrested for identity theft after he tried to get a UPS deliverer to hand over a package containing a replacement credit card in the victim’s name, Nassau County police said.Emmanuel Ladipo was charged with identity theft, attempted grand larceny, petit larceny and traffic offenses.Police said the 28-year-old approached the UPS driver in front of the victim’s Marlene Drive home and said that the package was his, but the driver told Ladipo that he needed to see proper identification before he fled.The driver told a resident what happened and to call 911. Investigators learned that Ladipo was seen ringing the doorbell of the house earlier the same day and took an envelope from the mailbox, authorities said.The UPS package turned out to contain a replacement American Express credit card in the name of the victim, who told detectives that she had been the victim of identity theft and that someone had ordered the spare in her name, police said.Ladipo will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.last_img read more

Onsite: Regulatory relief hot topic at NAFCU Annual in Montreal

first_imgThe NAFCU Annual Conference is in full swing in Montreal (if you’ve never been it’s an amazing city, add it to your must see list), with the largest turn out ever; in fact 100 more came than were actually registered!In today’s general session Chairman Debbie Matz, from The NCUA spoke on a topic that has been front and center of many conversations within the industry; regulatory relief. She acknowledge that there is a still a long way to go, but that the goal and theme is simple: Give the decision making power back to the credit unions, so that we can strengthen them for generations to come.In her speech she highlighted 6 ways that The NCUA is working to give that control back to the credit unions, and while regulatory relief might make you groan in pain now, I am confident that much of this list will have you nodding with approval.Expand the field of membership: Credit unions are going to have the power to expand their current field of membership WITHOUT having to wait for NCUA approval.Remove the fixed asset limit: There are certain costs and improvements you need that just can’t be avoided and need to happen to help your credit union run smoothly; now you can do those things WITHOUT so much red tape holding you back.Permit Asset Securitization (pretty straight forward)Easing Member Business Lending: Credit unions are going to establish their own lending limits, in fact NCUA is going to be completely removed from the process and no personal guarantees will be required.Supplemental Capital: This will be effective in 2019, except for credit unions that are designated low-income, because they can’t afford to wait until 2019.Exemption: The limit will be raised to exempt credit unions up to $100 Million (meaning 3 out of 4 would qualify).Credit unions, the ball in being placed in our court; we need to take these opportunities and run with them. We’ve been asking for more control and the bottom line of this session was that you know your members needs better than the NCUA and they recognize that. While these victories are great, the NAFCU Regulatory panel reminded us that there is still a long road ahead of us! Continue to stay active and involved with your senators. Continue to share your stories and make your voices heard. We have a powerful message, let everyone hear it. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Reed Web: www.CUInsight.com Detailslast_img read more

5 Father’s Day gift ideas under $50

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Father’s Day is a time for showing our gratitude and appreciation for those important men in our life. Many of us would give our dear ‘ol dad the world if we could. The reality is most of us are on a budget, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find the perfect present for pops. Below are five ideas for Father’s Day gifts under $50.For The Techie“Alexa, what’s the perfect Father’s Day gift for my tech-savvy dad?” The answer is the Amazon Echo Dot, at only $40. This voice-controlled device plays music, controls home devices, adds items to grocery lists, provides news and weather, and much more. Just don’t be surprised if on your next visit to dad’s house, he talks to “Alexa” more than he talks to you.For The TV/Movie BuffWho doesn’t have Netflix these days? Well, honestly your dad may not. So, consider purchasing him a Roku streaming stick for only $40. This small USB jump-drive sized stick goes directly into the side of the television and is incredibly user friendly. Just follow the easy steps given and your dad will be on his way to streaming his favorite movies and shows.For The Sports FanaticNo matter what sport your dad follows, there’s a gift out there for him. UncommonGoods has an awesome selection of interesting and unique sports-related presents for dads that aren’t bad for your budget. There’s tabletop games, wall art, and beer glasses just to name a few.For The Kid at HeartThere’s something about motorized vehicles that every man seems to love. Today’s version of the remote control airplane that many males grew up loving is the drone. Most of us have seen a drone at some point and heard that loud buzzing, but now they are available for purchase at just the click of a button. Check out this one on Amazon with a built in HD camera.For The OutdoorsmanIs your pops a camper, a climber, or a hiker at heart? REI offers a great selection of gifts under $50 for your outdoorsy dad. Favorites include high-quality camping (or tailgating) chairs, YETI cups, and the classic Leatherman multi-tool.last_img read more

Trump’s superspreader events have left more than 130 Secret Service officers in quarantine

first_imgAs of now, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, and Trump advisers Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie are infected, as are at least eight Republican National Committee staffers, including that organization’s chief of staff. Trump’s campaign rallies—crowded events at which many people went maskless—have been responsible for at least 700 deaths. And of course Secret Service officers had to be at every single one of those rallies as well as more generally around Trump’s aides and advisers and hangers-on who refused to wear masks because the boss man doesn’t like it.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The moment Trump most directly showed his contempt for the lives of the people who protect his life came when he himself was hospitalized for COVID-19, when he went out on a joy ride in an SUV—with his Secret Service detail shut up in the vehicle with him—to wave to his supporters. But that moment was a crystallization of the consistent lack of care for the health of his supporters, his staff, and even his nearest and dearest that Trump has shown throughout the pandemic.last_img read more

HHS urges business to plan for pandemic as economic impacts assessed

first_imgDec 9, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Large businesses should examine their sick-leave policies and figure out ways to limit face-to-face contact, among many other steps to prepare for an influenza pandemic, according to a planning checklist released by federal health agencies this week.The list provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) also calls on businesses to try to predict and allow for employee absenteeism and to set policies on restriction of travel to affected areas.Release of the checklist came the same week as a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate of the economic impact of a pandemic and a House committee hearing on economic and other implications of the pandemic threat.”In the event of a pandemic, planning by business leaders will be critical to protecting employees’ health, limiting the negative economic impact and ensuring the continued delivery of essential services like food, medicine and power,” HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt said in a news release about the business checklist. Leavitt and other officials presented the checklist at a Business Roundtable meeting in Washington, DC, Dec 7.Earlier this week, HHS officials said they estimate that at the peak of a pandemic, up to 40% of people might stay home from work or school, either because of their own illness, a need to care for others, or fear of catching the flu. The estimate was cited by Dr. Bruce Gellin, head of HHS’s National Vaccine Program Office. The HHS pandemic flu plan says that a severe pandemic, similar to that of 1918, could sicken up to 90 million people, or about 30% of the population.In a recent survey, 70% of 179 companies said they would need help in determining how to prepare for a pandemic, and almost 40% said there wasn’t much a company could do to prepare, according to a Bloomberg News report. The survey was conducted by the consulting firm Deloitte & Touche USA LLP and the ERISA Industry Committee, a nonprofit organization.Suggested planning stepsHHS’s “Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist” is intended for large businesses, but it doesn’t spell out how large. It was prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The list offers 35 suggestions grouped in six categories. Below are some sample suggestions from a few of the categories.Plan for the impact of a pandemic on your business:Identify a pandemic coordinator and/or team with defined roles and responsibilities for preparedness and response planning.Identify essential employees and other critical inputs required to maintain business operations.Determine the potential impact of a pandemic on company financial results under multiple possible scenarios.Establish an emergency communications plan.Plan for the impact of a pandemic on your employees and customers:Forecast and allow for employee absences during a pandemic due to factors such as personal illness, family member illness, and quarantines.Implement guidelines to modify the frequency and type of face-to-face contact among employees and between employees and customers.Encourage and track annual influenza vaccination for employees.Establish policies to be implemented during a pandemic, including:Compensation and sick-leave absences unique to a pandemic, including policies on when a previously ill person can return to workFlexible worksite (eg, telecommuting) and flexible work hours (eg, staggered shifts)Restricting travel to affected geographic areas, evacuating employees working in or near an affected area, and guidance for employees returning from affected areasCoordinate with external organizations and your community:Collaborate with federal, state, and local public health agencies and/or emergency responders to participate in their planning processes.Share best practices with other businesses.Potential economic damage assessedRelease of the checklist came the day before the CBO issued estimates of the possible economic impact of a flu pandemic.In a report prepared at the request of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., the CBO estimated that a severe pandemic like that of 1918 would cut gross domestic product (GDP) in the ensuing year by about 5%. By comparison, the typical business recession in the United States since World War II cut GDP by 4.7%, the report says. The estimate is based on a pandemic scenario involving 90 million illness cases and 2 million deaths.In a milder pandemic, like that of 1957 or 1968, GDP would be reduced by about 1.5%, according to the CBO. This “probably would not cause a recession and might not be distinguishable from the normal variation in economic activity,” the report says. This second scenario assumes 75 million cases with about 100,000 deaths.The CBO report was criticized as misleading by Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, a leading pandemic preparedness proponent and director of CIDRAP, publisher of this Web site. He called the report “overly simplistic” because the CBO assessed only two types of economic impacts: lost work days and reduced sales due to restricted social interaction.”Had they done a more thorough evaluation, they would have looked at the loss of supply-chain integrity,” Osterholm told CIDRAP News. “The inability to transport products would result in a much greater impact” than the CBO estimated.Osterholm gave his own view of the potential economic damage at a Dec 7 hearing of the House Committee on International Relations.He predicted that a severe pandemic would bring “an abrupt halt” to global, regional, and national economies. “Foreign trade and travel will be reduced or even ended in an attempt to stop the virus from entering new countries—even though such efforts will probably fail given the infectiousness of the virus and the volume of illegal crossings at most borders,” he said.He predicted that curtailment of international trade will trigger shortages of critical products, such as those needed to maintain water, power, and communication systems and meet health needs unrelated to flu prevention and treatment.As a prime example of an area demanding “critical product continuity” planning, Osterholm said the US pharmaceutical industry obtains more than 80% of its raw materials from foreign sources. “Any interruption of trade and transportation of multiple regions of the world will result in numerous pharmaceutical products not being available in this country or at the minimum, they will be in very short supply,” he said.He added that the common business practice of maintaining very limited inventories of raw materials and products will likely exacerbate the problems if a pandemic interrupts trade.”We must understand the implications and plan for the shutdown of our global economy and supply chains now, not during a pandemic,” Osterholm asserted.See also:Dec 7 HHS news releasehttp://archive.hhs.gov/news/press/2005pres/20051207a.htmlBusiness planning checklisthttp://www.flu.gov/professional/business/businesschecklist.htmlNov 29 CIDRAP News story “Business leaders stress importance of pandemic planning”last_img read more

Lipton to lead new commission

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first_imgCommissioned by Eureka Shipping of Oslo, Norway, Royal Bodewes has developed and built a 6,145 DWAT cement carrier named Furuvik.Contracted at the end of 2014, Furuvik was handed over to her new owners in the final week of February 2017. She then left the Eems harbour of Delfzijl, on her way to Denmark for the first commercial voyage.In the week prior to delivery, an extensive programme of sea trials and performance tests was conducted, during which the proper functioning and safety of all systems were verified and confirmed.The naming ceremony of yard number 766 was held on February 17, 2017, by Mrs. Hilary McKnight, partner of Mr. Ken McKnight, CEO of the Finnish charter operator of Furuvik.Built for a lifetime of at least thirty years, Eureka Shipping wants to use Furuvik for the transport of cement and fly ash along the Finnish coast in collaboration with charter operator CRH. For that reason, Royal Bodewes was challenged to design this complex ship with a restricted length, based on the many specific needs of the client, with the proven UAL series as a basis for her development.Furuvik, named after a Swedish village, is the first in a series of two cement tankers ordered by Eureka Shipping. The ambition of the Norwegian ship-owner is to regenerate and rejuvenate their fleet and to make it more efficient.The carrier is a self-discharging cement tanker, with all facilities on board for (un-) loading either pneumatically or mechanically, also featuring dedicated unloading equipment for transfer onto trucks. These self-unloading capabilities, combined with her restricted length, makes Furuvik a very practical vessel, which can also be used on many other routes, even where there are no on-shore provisions for loading and unloading.Fluid Dynamics and EconomicsThe 4,318 GT cement carrier is based on the Bodewes Eco Traders that were used for the UAL series, as described above. The UAL series were built for Nescos Shipping, also established in Hoogezand and related to the Royal Bodewes Group.Therefore, Bodewes has a ringside seat to take full advantage of practical feedback from ship’s crews to further improve their design. In response, they developed a hull shape and layout that is able to load and transport cargo in an economically and environmentally sound way.The hull design of the cement carrier is characterised by a Groot Crossbow. Allowing the ship to cut through the waves, as such reducing the ship’s resistance, this striking feature ensured the ultimate challenge to keep the vessel’s propulsion power below the 3,000 kW was met.By using a MaK 6M32C, with an output of 2,999 kW, lesser competency for engine room crew is required than on comparable ships. Furthermore, fuel consumption and emission of harmful exhaust gasses are considerably lower.An additional advantage of the Crossbow shape is the improved sea-keeping characteristics, leading to more comfort for seafarers and increased safety for ship and cargo in challenging weather states. A further benefit of the Crossbow is the covered forecastle deck, protecting the anchoring and mooring equipment.However, it is not merely the Crossbow that has a positive impact on the low power requirements and low fuel consumption: to complement the optimised hull shape, special attention has been paid to the propulsion plant and the propeller design.As a result, Furuvik has high propulsion efficiency with exceptionally low levels of vibration and noise in the accommodation. By placing the propeller in a nozzle even more thrust was generated.The Finnish ice class 1A allows for sailing through broken ice. For improved cruising behind an icebreaker, the Crossbow is made slightly ‘blunter’ compared to previous versions.Liquid Cement and Fly AshThe sides of each of the four cargo holds are straight vertical flush bulkheads, while the cargo hold bottoms are sloped towards the collection points, into the transportation system at the ship’s centreline. As the sloped tank bottoms are integrated in the double bottom tanks, the vertical centre of gravity of the cargo in the holds can be kept relatively low when required, improving the ship’s stability.Being able to carry cement as well as fly ash presented a challenging study to optimise the vessel, particularly it‘s stability, for both voluminous and weighty cargo. With a specific weight of 0.8 t/m3 for fly ash, the vessel’s loading capacity is limited by volume, while for cement (with a specific weight of 1.6 t/m3) it is limited by weight. Hence the importance of the ability to keep the centre of gravity low and also the requirement for a versatile layout of the ballast tanks.At the ship’s centreline, between the starboard and port side holds, lie the channels containing the hearts of the fully automated transportation system. This transport system is based on fluidisation of powder by means of injecting compressed air, allowing the cement and/or fly ash mixture to be loaded and unloaded through a fully enclosed system, via pipes and chutes, thus dust-free for the environment.Loading and unloading of cement or fly ash with this system is based on a pneumatic system, while loading can also (partially) be done mechanically by relying on forces of gravity. To avoid a blowout, the tanks are kept under vacuum during (un-) loading operations. To prevent dust flying around and penetrating everything, ample filter capacity has been provided.In the implementation of the cement handling system on-board, Royal Bodewes collaborated closely with bulk material handling company, Ibau, from Hamburg. Pneumatic unloading is done through the specially designed (perforated) bottom, wherein air is blown into the cement and/or fly ash, after which it can be pumped over to a truck or silo. After unloading, the air is subsequently pressed out of the cargo with a cyclone. Loading through chutes is done in a similar manner and can be done at a speed of 800 tonnes per hour.Because the ship is equipped to load very quickly, it was unavoidable to adapt the speed of the ballast system to maintain stability during loading. As a result of the use of superior pumps, Furuvik can de-ballast at a speed of up to 500 tonnes per hour. Furthermore, the vessel is fully prepared for the installation of a matching ballast water treatment system, as is mandatory for all vessels for which the keel was laid after the first of January 2017.To ensure that the cargo sufficiently settles, releasing the surplus air, it is good practice for the ship to stay in port for around one day after loading ‘powder’ cargo. All four tanks are electronically monitored to verify whether the cement or fly ash locks into place, by measuring the height of the cargo’s top surface. When sailing away prematurely, the cement and fly ahs will still be liquefied to a certain extend and create a free-surface effect, which is detrimental to the stability.Cargo Holds versus Tank LayoutThe vessel features four cargo holds: two in a row on starboard and similar to port side. Between the two holds lies a cofferdam compartment, accommodating the two compressors for the cargo (un-) loading system. On main deck, above the cofferdam, is where the filter housings and the cyclone are to be found.To enhance the stability, a significant number of ballast tanks in the double hull sides and bottom, as well as the bow section, have been made available for correcting the inclination and/or trim during loading and to decrease or increase the vertical centre of gravity depending on the type of cargo.The high-capacity ballast pumps are located in the engine room, whereas the dedicated piping and valves are housed in the centreline tunnel.The MDO fuel tanks are located against the forward bulkhead of the engine room. All other ‘engine room related’ liquids are stored in tanks around the engine room, whilst the aft most hull section also comprises fresh (potable) water, sewage and gray water tanks, most of which are related to the domestic machinery and equipment, providing facilities for the accommodation. To the stern on port and starboard side, there are two more ballast tanks.Making headwayThe engine room has a very spacious layout and all components are easily accessible for maintenance.A 6-cylinder MaK diesel engine, type 6M32C designed to run on marine gas oil, is the heart of Furuvik, providing 2,999 kW at MCR. As a result of the smart hull design, only a 6-cylinder version is required, instead of the usual 8- cylinder engine a ship of this size would need.The power is transferred through a Renk single stage vertical Marine Reduction Gearbox type RSV-750 (main drive reduction ratio of 4,20:1), via a relatively short shaft, to the propeller. The Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP), Cat type MPP1040, has a diameter of 3,600 millimetres. Running at 143 rpm, this propeller is optimised for efficient propulsion at a low rpm, with minimisation of pressure pulses. The gearbox has a Power Take Off (PTO) to a shaft alternator of 550 kW at 1500 rpm.For steering and maneuvering, a Benes fishtail rudder with an extra slim profile is fitted. The special construction gives a high lifting force for the relatively small rudder. The rudder is operated by Rolls Royce Rotary Vane steering gear.The bow thruster is a Verhaar Omega OFP (fixed pitch) tunnel thruster, driven by a Leroy Somer electric motor of 500 kW. Due to the improved hull shape of the fore ship, the length of the tunnel is very short, thus increasing the efficiency of the transverse thruster.The electrical installation is designed in such a way that only the shaft alternator on the PTO is required whilst at sea. In addition, two Mitsubishi generators sets of 762.5 kW each and Mitsubishi emergency generator of 287 kW are provided. The size of the main sets has been calculated to match the demands of the ship’s load, plus the use of the compressed air units of the cement transportation systems.The entire electrical system is designed and built by Alewijnse Marine Systems, while Wolfard & Wessels Werktuigbouw delivered the complete system engineering and installation of the engine room.Mod Cons according to Scandinavian StandardsThe superstructure is located aft, facilitating a modern and comfortable accommodation for eleven persons. All single berth cabins are air-conditioned and equipped with private sanitary units.The wheelhouse forward area contains the T-shaped navigation console with all the required navigation, communication and ship control facilities. Both aft corners are home to the radio desk and chart table respectively.The bridge wings are inside and each has a small control desk with relevant primary control facilities. All bridge communication and navigation equipment were delivered and installed by Radio Holland.Below the wheelhouse is the officer’s deck, with a dayroom, bedroom and bathroom for the Master Mariner and Chief Engineer, including a generous office for the Master Mariner. One level lower, the boat deck, contains similar, though smaller, facilities for the second engineer, plus the first and second officer. The main deck accommodates the crew cabins and an office, along with technical spaces and the emergency generator room. The tween deck houses two cabins for the cook and a crewmember, a sauna and gym, as well as containing a provision storage, mess room, galley with pantry, laundry/changing room, the switchboard room and an engine room workshop.Hoist the anchorsThe Furuvik is equipped with two horizontal windlass installations with a double drum, gipsy and warping head on forecastle deck, for anchoring and mooring activities. On the aft deck, the vessel has two more horizontal windlasses, also with a double drum and warping head for mooring purposes.At the stern, the required life-saving and rescue equipment was found. It consists of a free-fall lifeboat to the stern and a rescue boat on starboard side next to the superstructure on boat deck. Also on boat deck, more aft, are the inflatable life rafts, one on each side. This layout is completed with a deck crane for lowering and recovery of the lifeboat, recovery of the life rafts and other light lifting purposes.Royal Bodewes philosophySituated along the Winschoterdiep in Hoogezand, The Netherlands, Bodewes Shipyards is a member of the Bodewes Group. The shipyard was founded in 1812 and focuses on designing and building ships according to market demands, based on the principles of quality, reliability, flexibility and Dutch craftsmanship.The shipyard was awarded with the predicate ‘Royal’ in 2012. The Royal Bodewes philosophy is that the market dictates the configuration of ships, not vice versa.Consequently, a changing market requires evolving designs to keep pace with the changes. Although based on a proven design, which is standardised in many cost-saving aspects, Furuvik is a good example of extensive customising to meet the customer’s requirements.Tom OomkensThis article was previously published in Maritime Holland edition #2 – 2017.last_img read more

Boxing: Hearn confirms Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury next

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Outrageous Ideas That Made People Ridiculously Rich Fury made a statement on Saturday night when he scored two knockdowns before stopping Deontay Wilder in the seventh round of their rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Loading… There is a contractual clause, where Wilder has the option of forcing an immediate third fight.The third contest would likely take place in the summer, in June or July, if Wilder goes in that direction.“I’ve already spoken to AJ and he wants to go into this fight next,” Hearn told Talk Sport.“We have to make this fight happen. We will never, ever get the chance for two Brits to fight for an undisputed heavyweight world championship. I promise you we will do everything we can to make this fight. It has to happen.Read Also: Boxing: Fury calls out Anthony Joshua after beating Wilder“We will never get this opportunity in this sport to do this again with two Brits. I’ve already spoken to AJ – he wants to go straight into this fight next. He loves the Tyson fight, he has has zero fear of fighting Tyson Fury. He has been through everything already and he wants to be undisputed and this is the chance for our sport to have one of those legacy moments that we will never get the opportunity to have again.“I heard out of his camp he was going to be aggressive and go for it and I thought it was absolute madness and it ended up being genius from him and his team. Just a wonderful performance. What a time for British boxing – an incredible night. I felt like he could school him but I didn’t think he could school him and beat him up, and he did that.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Their first bout ended in a controversial twelve round split draw in December of 2018. Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, has already spoken to his boxer and he wants to face newly crowned WBC champion Tyson Fury next.Advertisementlast_img read more

Rice buffer stock good for more than three months – NFA Aklan

first_imgFidel said that the buying stations are strategicallylocated across this province to allow local farmers the ease of buying andselling of rice. NFA-Aklan’s rice buffer stock can last up to more than three months, according to National Food Authority-Aklan Provincial Manager Benilda Fidel. The food authority now has a total of83,000 bags of palay and 3,600 bagsof locally-milled rice. NFA-Aklan has exceeded its currentwarehouse capacity of 70,000 bags procured from local farmers. “NFA is expecting influx of localfarmers to sell their palay duringthe harvest season at a higher price compared to private rice traders,”she said. KALIBO, Aklan – The current buffer stockof palay in this province remainssufficient and is expected to last more than three months, according to NationalFood Authority (NFA) Aklan Provincial Manager Benilda Fidel. The NFA-Aklan Grains Center in the townof Banga, Farm Level Grains Center warehouse in the town of Ibajay and mobile palay procurement teams directly buyfrom the farmers. The Rice trade liberation law orRepublic Act No. 11203 requires the food agency to source its buffer stock fromdomestic farmers in order to meet the mandated buffer stock level for at least15-30 days. Currently, NFA is buying clean and dry palay from local farmers at P19 perkilogram with 14-percent moisture content and 100-95 percent purity.   She said that NFA-Aklan opted to leasean additional private-warehouse for the extra storage of unmilled rice due tothe high volume of its deliveries and stocks in its warehouse in BarangayLinabuan Sur, Banga, Aklan. The NFA local rice is sold wholesale at P25per kilo and P27 per kilo to consumers by accredited retailers. The retail priceof regular milled rice ranges from P32 to P38 per kilo, while the well milledrice is at P40 to 44 per kilo. “May imported rice but we have a minimal inventory… local ricefrom domestic farmers is available in the market,” Fidel stressed. She added that government agencies likethe Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine National Police, Bureau of Jail Managementand Protection, Department of Education and the Department of Social Welfareand Development are purchase rice at a wholesale price.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN)last_img read more