UGA Field Day

first_imgCotton and peanut research will be featured at the University of Georgia field day, set for Wednesday, Sept. 9, on the UGA campus in Tifton, Georgia.The Georgia Peanut Commission, Georgia Cotton Commission and the UGA cotton and peanut teams will host the field day, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Lang-Rigdon Farm, located on 230 Rigdon Altman Road, Tifton.The event will showcase current UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences research projects being conducted at different research farms in Tifton. Growers will learn the latest information and be able to ask UGA researchers about production of the two crops. “The cotton and peanut research field day allows UGA (Cooperative) Extension and research faculty to update their commodity funding agencies and agricultural clientele of current research projects in cotton and peanuts,” said Scott Monfort, UGA Extension peanut agronomist. “Projects include breeding, entomology, agronomy and plant pathology for both cotton and peanuts.”At 10:50 a.m., the field day will relocate to the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center for a tour of the Rural Development Center (RDC) pivot farm, located across from the conference center. Lunch will be served at 12:45 p.m. at the conference center while UGA cotton and peanut economists discuss their respective commodities. Registration is free, but required. Contact Debbie Rutland at (229) 386-3424 or [email protected] by Thursday, Sept. 3.last_img read more

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: Case counts, vaccine progress, situation in northern Canada, Australia holding steady, traveler quarantine

first_imgGlobal H1N1 flu count closes in on 30,000The global number of novel H1N1 cases grew by 895 yesterday, reaching 29,669 from 74 countries, including 145 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported today. Much of the increase was from new cases reported by Canada (532), Spain (131), Argentina (87), and Japan (31). No new countries appeared on the list, though media reports said today that Morocco has reported its first case, in a woman who had studied in Canada.[WHO update 48]US novel H1N1 cases near 18,000The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today that the nation’s count of novel flu cases has grown to 17,855, an increase of 4,638 from its last report on Jun 5. Deaths reported to the CDC over the past week rose by 18 to reach 45. Wisconsin, Texas, and Illinois have the most cases, while New York has reported the most fatalities (13).[Current CDC numbers]Novartis, CSL report vaccine progressNovartis announced today that it has produced its first batch of novel H1N1 vaccine for testing. The company said it completed the batch weeks ahead of schedule by using cell-culture technology. Its production facility is in Germany, with another under construction in North Carolina. Meanwhile, CSL, an Australian company, said yesterday it would have its first vaccine batches ready in mid August, using a seed strain it developed for an egg-based vaccine, Bloomberg News reported.[Jun 12 Novartis press release]Cases mount in northern CanadaH1N1 cases in northern Canada’s Nunavut territory increased by 47 to a total of 143 yesterday, according to CBC News. Significant outbreaks were reported in several communities in the western and central parts of the territory, but most of the patients have recovered or are recovering, the story said. Earlier this week the World Health Organization voiced concern about a disproportionate number of severe H1N1 cases in some groups of indigenous Canadian people, particularly in northern Manitoba.[Jun 11 CBC News report]Australia holds steady on alert levels following WHO moveAustralian Health Minister Nicola Roxon said Australia would not raise its pandemic alert levels in response to the WHO’s pandemic declaration yesterday, according to the Australian Associated Press (AAP). Most of the country is at the “contain” stage, but Victoria, which has 1,011 of the country’s 1,336 cases, is at the “sustain” level, the story said. Roxon said the authorities would continue to try to delay community spread in areas that still have few cases.[Jun 12 AAP report]Incoming air travelers quarantined in CairoA dozen arriving airline passengers in Cairo were quarantined after two 9-year-olds were found to be feverish, according to the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). One of the children arrived in Egypt from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the other arrived from Dubai. Authorities quarantined the two children and their families, said the airport’s quarantine director, Dr. Hasan Shaban. Meanwhile, classes at American University in Cairo, suspended this week after H1N1 cases were found, will resume next week.[Jun 12 KUNA report]last_img read more

Othman Ayed Hamdan denied bail

first_imgOthman Ayed Hamdan was denied bail this morning by Judge Richard Blaskovits. Hamdan will be kept in custody and his next court appearance is scheduled for September 2 at 9:30 a.m.The 33-year-old is facing six counts of counselling to commit murder and assault causing bodily harm on behalf of a terrorist group for posts he’s alleged to have made on social media between September 2014 and July of this year.There is a publication ban in place over the case which prevents details on information being provided.- Advertisement -Othman was arrested back on July 10.last_img